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Syria Lebanon and Jordan

Author : Laura Etheredge Assistant Editor, Middle East Geography
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Presents histories of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan and the geographic, economic, and social factors that have come to define them.

Jordan Syria Lebanon Handbook

Author : Ivan Mannheim
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This guidebook covers Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in one portable volume. The whole region is full of interesting places for the visitor, from the famous Nabatean city ruins of Petra and natural wonders of Wadi Rum in Jordan, to the less visited ruins of Palmyra and formidable Crusader castle of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria. Lebanon is back on the tourist map and combines a different slice of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean life - luxury beach resorts, fashionable nightclubs, restaurants and skiing on Mount Lebanon - with a wealth of important historical sites.

Syrian Crisis Syrian Refugees

Author : Juline Beaujouan
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This edited volume investigates the political and socioeconomic impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Lebanon and Jordan, and these countries’ mechanisms to cope with the rapid influx of refugees. The sudden population increase has resulted in severe pressures on infrastructures and services, as well as growing social tensions between the refugees and host communities. These chapters use a transdisciplinary approach to analyse the repercussions of the humanitarian tragedy at three different levels: 1) the changing governmental policies of the two countries towards the crisis; 2) the different perceptions of the Jordanian and Lebanese local communities on the Syrian refugees; and 3) the role played by NGOs and the civil society in both countries in dealing with protracted humanitarian emergencies.

The Food and Cooking of Lebanon Jordan and Syria

Author : Ghillie Basan
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The three countries that make up the Fertile Crescent, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, share many culinary traditions and are justifiably famous for their exquisite and complex cuisines. Once all part of the Ottoman Empire, the countries are bound by a common language and ancient cultural heritage, but they also have distinct regional dishes influenced by the vibrant tapestry of ethnic groups and the amazing array of local ingredients, spices and flavourings. Located in the eastern Mediterranean, this region has benefited from the wonderful natural resources of land and sea. The culture is ancient, absorbing many influences throughout its history of invasion and foreign rule, all of which have contributed to a cuisine rich in variety and taste. This beautiful book presents a mouth-watering selection of classic regional recipes. The world-renowned favourites are all present, with tempting mezze dishes and richly roasted meats and baked fish, as well as spiced couscous and rice dishes. There are also less known, but equally delicious recipes to discover such as Armenian Jewelled Bulgur, White Bean Puree with Feta and Olives, Grilled Fish with dates, and Braised Rabbit with Aubergines. A meal from these countries is often completed with little sweets, and here you can learn how to prepare Stuffed Red Date Preserve, Sweet Pancakes with Scented Syrup, Little Walnut Cakes and Lebanese Coffee with Cardamom. An evocative introduction looks at the impact of history, geography, climate, religion and festivities on the foods and how these influences have created such different dishes across the region. With more than 600 sumptuous specially commissioned photographs, this inspiring book captures the essence of Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanese cooking, and offers you the chance to explore a rich and varied cuisine in your own kitchen.

World Regional Geography

Author : Joseph J. Hobbs
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Cooperation and conflict, resource abundance and scarcity, poverty and prosperity, floods and droughts--all play roles in transforming the Earth’s surface. This insightful text presents world regional geography as a way to comprehend the world’s connections and continuous interplay between features of place, populations, resources, cultures, and political systems. Retaining its balanced cultural and physical geographic perspectives on the world’s eight regions, the sixth edition includes new illustrations, examples, and cross-references to show students how human activities and natural processes reshape places and landscapes. From current information on the geographies of energy and terrorism to the repercussions of China’s booming economy, WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition, presents a meaningful context to help students grasp the geographic issues underlying today’s headlines. The result? Students develop their own deeper understanding of how the world works--and what can happen when natural events or human decisions make things go wrong. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Canadian Yearbook of International Law Volume II 1964 Tome II

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A History of Stability and Change in Lebanon

Author : Joseph Bayeh
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Lebanon is a country whose domestic politics have, even more than others in the region, been at the mercy of changes on the international stage. Having been under Ottoman and French rule in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the post-World War II era has seen Lebanon subjected to Israeli, Syrian and American interventions which have all threatened the county s stability as a state. Joseph Bayeh argues that it is this international dimension which holds the key to an in-depth understanding of the country. In support of this argument, Bayeh examines Lebanese history from its early days under the Ottomans to the present day in order to show how international shifts and conflicts have had their impact on Lebanon. With changes such as the fall of the Ottoman empire, the rise of US power after World War II, the end of the Cold War and the new focus on the region in the aftermath of 9/11, Lebanon has at various junctures been bolstered or undermined. Bayeh tracks all of this, offering insights into the workings of Lebanon s domestic politics which will appeal to researchers of the international relations of the Middle East and Lebanon s political history."


Author : William Harris
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In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims, and Druze, the mountain communities, developed alongside assertions of local chiefs under external powers from the Umayyads to the Ottomans. The chiefs began interacting in a common arena when Druze lord Fakhr al-Din Ma'n achieved domination of the mountain within the Ottoman imperial framework in the early seventeenth century. Harris knits together the subsequent interplay of the elite under the Sunni Muslim Shihab relatives of the Ma'ns after 1697 with demographic instability as Maronites overtook Shia as the largest community and expanded into Druze districts. By the 1840s many Maronites conceived the common arena as their patrimony. Maronite/Druze conflict ensued. Modern Lebanon arose out of European and Ottoman intervention in the 1860s to secure sectarian peace in a special province. In 1920, after the Ottoman collapse, France and the Maronites enlarged the province into the modern country, with a pluralism of communal minorities headed by Maronite Christians and Sunni Muslims. The book considers the flowering of this pluralism in the mid-twentieth century, and the strains of new demographic shifts and of social resentment in an open economy. External intrusions after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war rendered Lebanon's contradictions unmanageable and the country fell apart. Harris contends that Lebanon has not found a new equilibrium and has not transcended its sects. In the early twenty-first century there is an uneasy duality: Shia have largely recovered the weight they possessed in the sixteenth century, but Christians, Sunnis, and Druze are two-thirds of the country. This book offers readers a clear understanding of how modern Lebanon acquired its precarious social intricacy and its singular political character.

Diplomacy on the Jordan

Author : Munther J. Haddadin
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This interdisciplinary volume reviews the roots of conflict over the Jordan between Arabs and Jews and the development of that conflict over the past 150 years, analyzing the positions of Arabs and Israelis and the role of the United States in promoting a settlement.

Syria Lebanon Jordan

Author : Sir John Bagot Glubb
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Environmental Challenges

Author : Shimson Belkin
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In the summer of 1999, an international group of experts convened in Jerusalem, Israel, in order to define the major environmental challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the new millennium and - where possible - propose ways of addressing them. Almost 50 selected articles are collected in the present book, which constitutes a striking interdisciplinary combination of state-of-the-art science with the latest views on environmental law, education, and international cooperation. Whilst a major fraction of the book is devoted to water-related issues (water quality monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, water-based international cooperation, and more), other sections deal with timely topics relating to air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, and education. The book is intended for environmental scientists, professionals, and students of all disciplines.

Jordan the United States and the Middle East Peace Process 1974 1991

Author : Madiha Rashid al Madfai
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Madiha Madfai explores Jordan's role in the USA's peacemaking efforts during the Carter, Reagan and Bush administrations.

Jordan and the Dreadful Golem

Author : Karen Goldman
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The children of the Israeli town of Keshet are born with the ability to bend nature to their will and 13-year-old Jordan has just discovered his gift of the power to transform into water. All of Jordan’s friends have unique powers: Noam can alter cloud formations, Ellah can spin webs, and little Eden can create the strange animals she sees in her dreams. No one knows the source of these powers except, perhaps, Miss Sara, the mysterious town matriarch who helps the children find and control their talents using Kabbalah and other mystical teachings from Israel’s forgotten past. However, someone has discovered the secret of the children of Keshet, and wants to use their powers for his own sinister purposes. To prevent such a disaster, Jordan and his friends must use their gifts to defeat an enemy who wields the power to erase the line between the living and the dead. Incorporating Jewish mythology and referencing various practices of Judaism, this book is a tale of friendship and the power of teamwork in the face of adversity.

The Welfare of Syrian Refugees

Author : Paolo Verme
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The Syrian refugee crisis, which began in 2011, is one of the most pressing disasters in the world today, with its effects reverberating around the globe. By the end of 2015, more than 7.6 million of the country’s people had been internally displaced and 4.3 million were registered refugees. The number of internally displaced persons and refugees amounts to about half of Syria’s precrisis population. Thousands have died while trying to reach safety. Due to the large humanitarian response, there is now a wealth of available information on refugees’ income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, education, employment, vulnerability, housing, and other measures of well-being. These data have been little explored, as humanitarian organizations face daily challenges that make the full use of existing data very difficult. The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon aims to assess the poverty and vulnerability of these refugees and evaluate existing and alternative policies designed to help them. The authors find that current policies, including cash transfers and food vouchers, are effective in reducing poverty, but fail to lead to— nor are they designed to yield—economic inclusion and self-reliance. Those goals would require a different humanitarian and development paradigm, one that focuses on growth policies for areas affected by refugees where the target population has a mix of refugees and hosting populations. This volume is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between the World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and aims to better understand and ultimately improve the well-being of Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon.

The Arab Israeli Conflict

Author : Kirsten E. Schulze
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Provides a clear and concise introduction to a complex topic - covering the period from the origins of the troubles in the late nineteenth century to the current peace process and its difficulties, this is the ideal introductory text for students seeking to understand one of the world's most bitter conflicts.

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law 1989

Author : A. F. Kassim
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"The Palestine Yearbook of International Law" is a well-established yearbook, which was previously published by the Al-Shaybani Society of International Law. Kluwer Law International will be publishing the "Yearbook" from the eighth volume onwards and will also manage the distribution of the previous seven volumes. "The Palestine Yearbook of" "International Law" has become widely respected as a prime reference source of legal material relating to Palestinian issues and is an important forum for the international legal community, particularly for legal practitioners, researchers and scholars. In addition to leading articles on topical problems and issues, it contains key legislation, court decisions and other relevant legal material translated from the original Arabic or Hebrew into English.

Arab Israeli Military Forces in an Era of Asymmetric Wars

Author : Anthony H. Cordesman
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Looking at the Arab-Israeli military balance in light of the most recent developments in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Lebanan, Syria, and Iran, this book tracks force developments and the changing military balance in each of the Arab-Israeli "ring states."

Children of Palestine

Author : Dawn Chatty
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Palestinian children and young people living both within and outside of refugee camps in the Middle East are the focus of this book. For more than half a century these children and their caregivers have lived a temporary existence in the dramatic and politically volatile landscape that is the Middle East. These children have been captive to various sorts of stereotyping, both academic and popular. They have been objectified, much as their parents and grandparents, as passive victims without the benefit of international protection. And they have become the beneficiaries of numerous humanitarian aid packages which presume the primacy of the Western model of child development as well as the psycho-social approach to intervention. Giving voice to individual children, in the context of their households and their community, this book aims to move beyond the stereotypes and Western-based models to explore the impact that forced migration and prolonged conflict have had, and continue to have, on the lives of these refugee children.

Jordan in the Middle East

Author : Joseph Nevo
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This collection of articles attempts to assess Jordan's position in the region in the light of its long quest for legitimacy, both as a state and as a Hashemite monarchy. The editors of the volume feel that developments since 1967 and particularly during the last decade have weakened the tendencies previously prevailing among various elements in the Arab world to question Jordan's legitimacy. Moreover, it is suggested that Jordan's position in the inter-Arab system has considerably improved.

Jordan in the Middle East 1948 1988

Author : Joseph Nevo
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A collection of articles assessing Jordan's position in the region in light of its quest for legitimacy as a state and as a Hashemite monarchy. Describes the country's role in the conflict with Israel and the balance of power between Palestinians and East Bankers.