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Essential Reading Package-EXMDE116

Item EXMDE116. Buy these 5 items as a set for $107 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans

JRD11
Jane Taylor
St. Martins
2012
224
1848850204
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Petra's history from the Stone Age to the Nabataeans (who constructed the city) through the Crusades is documented with 150 full-color photographs.
$30.00

Ancient Lebanon, Monuments Past and Present

LBN05
M. J. Strazzulla
Getty Trust Publications
2006
72
8881621428
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Ingenious overlay illustrations reveal 16 ancient monuments from the days of the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Christian crusaders. The sites are shown first as they look today and then, via an overlaid acetate illustration, as they looked in their heydays.
$29.95

The Bread of Angels

SYR20
Stephanie Saldana
Doubleday
2011
320
0307280462
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ostensibly in Syria on a Fulbright, the 26-year-old Stephanie Saldana seeks solace at a desert monastery, reads the Qur'an with a prominent woman scholar (a chic Sheikha), teaches at a madras -- and falls in love. Full of memorable characters, this illuminating memoir is also a delightful portrait of life in the old Christian district in Damascus.
$15.00

Lonely Planet Middle East

MDE30
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
672
1742208002
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the North African and Mediterranean countries of the Middle East.
$29.99

Syria & Lebanon Map

SYR10
Cartographia
Cartographia
2
963352962X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This clear travel map covers both Syria and Lebanon at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.00

Jordan Map

JRD18
Cartographia
Cartographia
2007
2
9633529271
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, colorful map of Jordan at a scale of 1:700,000.
$12.00

Lonely Planet Middle East Phrasebook

MDE172
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1741791391
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A compact phrasebook in the Lonely Planet style.
$10.99

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

MDE71
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

Syria, A Historical and Architectural Guide

SYR06
Warwick Ball
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
254
1566566657
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With site plans, maps and a section of color photographs, Ball's compact handbook covers Syria's wealth of archaeological sites in authoritative detail.
$19.95

Soup for Syria, Building Peace Through Food

CUL14
Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
208
1566560896
HARD COVER
Food
3/7/2017
0
0
0
0
In a global effort to help alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees, acclaimed chefs -- from Anthony Bourdain to Yotam Ottolenghi -- have compiled their favorite soup recipes into a new cookbook. All profits from the sales will be donated to the UN refugee agency UNHCR to help fund food relief efforts.
$30.00

A History of Jordan

JRD17
Philip Robins
Cambridge University Press
2004
243
0521598958
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An informative, brief history of Jordan and its monarchy from the 1920s to the present by a professor of politics at Oxford. Robins was previously a Jordan-based correspondent for the BBC and The Guardian.
$35.99

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's acclaimed chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

A House of Many Mansions, The History of Lebanon Reconsidered

LBN01
Kamal Salibi
University of California Press
1990
247
0520071964
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lucid history of Lebanon, balancing competing versions of the history of Lebanon's Christian and Muslim traditions. In the process, the Lebanese professor of history debunks some common myths and demonstrates how the persistent views of each of Lebanon's groups contribute to the current conflict.
$30.95

Dreams and Shadows, The Future of the Middle East

MDE150
Robin B. Wright
Penguin Putnam
2009
480
0143114891
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Wright reports on the ideas, movements and obstacles to change in this incisive portrait. With chapters on the Palestinians, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Morocco.
$18.00

From Beirut to Jerusalem

MDE03
Thomas Friedman
Picador USA
2012
656
1250034418
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating and heartfelt exploration of the complex Middle East. Pulitzer Prize-winner Friedman provides a personal and a scholarly perspective on the roots of the conflict.
$20.00

From the Holy Mountain, A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

MDE49
William Dalrymple
Henry Holt and Company
1999
496
0805061770
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
In this beautifully written hymn to Eastern Christianity, Dalrymple follows the journeys of ancient monks and scholars through Istanbul, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt.
$23.00

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Lebanon, A House Divided

LBN04
Sandra MacKey
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
295
0393328430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1989, this portrait of a nation (with a new introduction by the author) illuminates the complex history of this tiny nation and the many factions that still tear it apart.
$21.95

Mirror of the Arab World, Lebanon in Conflict

LBN09
Sandra MacKey
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
309
0393333744
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The tumultuous history of Lebanon illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West.
$21.95

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

Roman Arabia

MDE12
G.W. Bowerstock
Harvard University Press
1994
224
0674777565
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A remarkable history of the Romans in the Arab world. For the traveler with scholarly inclinations, this lucid book provides essential background to the Roman archaeological sites in the Middle East.
$29.00

The Desert and the Sown

MDE59
Gertrude Bell, Rosemary O'Brien (Introduction)
Dover Publications
2008
368
0486468763
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A fierce explorer and archaeologist, lyrical writer and cunning politician, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) spent much of her life traveling throughout present-day Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan & Israel. The title of this classic account is taken from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
$12.95

Empress Zenobia, Palmyra's Rebel Queen

SYR19
Pat Southern
Continuum Publishing Group
2009
216
1847250343
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The subject of fantasy and fiction, Pat Southern's lively portrait of Empress Zenobia, the celebrated 3rd-century Queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria) hews carefully to what is known of her life and times.
$40.00

Married to a Bedouin

JRD35
Marguerite van Geldermalsen
Hachette
2010
279
1844082202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight -- in my cave?" Thus begins the fascinating odyssey of a young nurse from New Zealand who would marry and raise her family among the community of 100 Bedouin families living in the ancient city of Petra.
$16.95

My House in Damascus, An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

SYR34
Diana Darke
University of Chicago Press
2015
320
190832399X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her personal, enlightening memoir, Diana Darke rebuilds a beautiful Damascene house against the backdrop of the Arab Spring’s Syrian Revolution.
$24.95

Appointment with Death

JRD02
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
256
0062073923
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Hercule Poirot steps into the story when an American tourist on a grand tour of the Holy Land is found murdered in Petra.
$13.99

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

JRD32
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1997
224
044918336X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.
$7.99

White Masks

LBN12
Maia Tabet (Translator), Elias Khoury
Archipelago Books
2010
303
098198732X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Khoury (Gate of the Sun) infuses the spirit of Beirut into this beautifully written story of a journalist seeking the truth about the murder of a civil servant during the Lebanese Civil War.
$22.00

Birds of the Middle East

MDE17
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall
Princeton University Press
2010
384
0691148449
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to 700 species of the birds in the region from the Arabian peninsula to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. Second edition.
$39.95

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Olive Odyssey, Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

SYR33
Julie Angus
Douglas & McIntyre
2014
344
1553655141
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In her humorous, honest narrative, Julie Angus explores the history of the olive, its oil and the important place it has in the culture of the Mediterranean.
$25.95