Middle Eastern Basics

70 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step
Author: Marianne Magnier-Moreno,Frederic Lucano
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077595
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A guide to Middle Eastern cooking includes seventy recipes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for such dishes as fish pastilla, Iranian rice cakes, and seasoned fava beans.

Storm from the East

The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West
Author: Milton Viorst
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307431851
Category: History
Page: 224
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America’s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from political oppression and create a democratic Iraq. So why are Arabs, and Iraqis in particular, so suspicious of our efforts? The explanation, Viorst says, is simple: “What the American leadership has miscalculated, or simply dismissed, is Arab nationalism.” In Storm from the East, Viorst offers a balanced, lucid, and vital history of America’s uneasy relationship with the Arab world and argues that brutal conflict in the region will continue until the West, with the United States taking the lead, honors the Arabs’ insistence on deciding their own destiny. Viorst examines the long struggle of the Arab world to overthrow Western hegemony. He explores the Arab experiences with democracy and military despotism; Nasserite socialism in Egypt and Ba’athism in Syria and Iraq; tribal monarchy in Saudi Arabia and Jordan; guerrilla warfare waged by the Palestinians; and, finally, Islamic rebellion culminating in Osama bin Laden’s extremist al-Qaeda. All have the same goal: the liberation of the Arabs from foreign domination. Storm from the East is a powerful work that, like no other, limns the political, religious, and social roots of Arab nationalism and the present-day unrest in the Middle East. From the Hardcover edition.

Ancient Near East: The Basics

Author: Daniel C. Snell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135124965
Category: History
Page: 162
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Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Topics covered include: What do we mean when we talk about the Ancient Near East? The rise and fall of powerful states and monarchs Daily life both in the cities and out in the fields The legacy of the Ancient Near East: religion, science and writing systems. Featuring a glossary, chronology and suggestions for further reading, this book has all the tools the reader needs to understand the history and study of the Ancient Near East.

Changing God’s Law

The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law
Author: Nadjma Yassari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317168631
Category: Law
Page: 302
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This volume identifies and elaborates on the significance and functions of the various actors involved in the development of family law in the Middle East. Besides the importance of family law regulations for each individual, family law has become the battleground of political and social contestation. Divided into four parts, the collection presents a general overview and analysis of the development of family law in the region and provides insights into the broader context of family law reform, before offering examples of legal development realised by codification drawn from a selection of Gulf states, Iran, and Egypt. It then goes on to present a thorough analysis of the role of the judiciary in the process of lawmaking, before discussing ways the parties themselves may have shaped and do shape the law. Including contributions from leading authors of Middle Eastern law, this timely volume brings together many isolated aspects of legal development and offers a comprehensive picture on this topical subject. It will be of interest to scholars and academics of family law and religion.

Sauce Basics

87 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step
Author: Keda Black,Frederic Lucano
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077618
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A guide to creating eighty-seven sauces is enhanced by illustrated, step-by-step instructions and includes recipes for dishes that use the sauces.

Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook

Author: Tess Mallos
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742739962
Category: Cooking
Page: 1289
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This bestselling cookbook by Tess Mallos was first published in 1979 and has remained a classic, in several languages, ever since. Highlighting more than 500 classic and contemporary dishes from eighteen countries (Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Iran and Afghanistan), The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook celebrates the diverse flavours and cultures of this rich culinary region. In this revised edition, now available as an ebook, Tess explores the long and varied history of these countries with that of their cuisine, acknowledging the way the cooking traditions of each influenced and enriched its neighbours’. Recipe and chapter introductions have been updated to provide valuable information about how local food is prepared and served, ensuring this gastronomic bible remains essential to every household.

Pasta Basics

82 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step
Author: Laura Zavan,Pierre Javelle
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077564
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A guide to cooking pasta includes eighty-two recipes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions explaining how to prepare various dishes using different cooking techniques.

Chocolate Basics

80 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step
Author: Orathay Guillamont,Vania Nikolcic
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077588
Category: Cooking
Page: 158
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A guide to cooking with chocolate includes eighty recipes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for such treats as rich chocolate cake, hazelnut crumble chocolate mousse, and chocolate-raspberry loaf.

Water, Energy & Food Sustainability in the Middle East

The Sustainability Triangle
Author: Sohail Murad,Elias Baydoun,Nuhad Daghir
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319489208
Category: Science
Page: 440
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This book provides a survey of technologies available to tackle the problems associated with climate change in the energy, water and food security nexus with a special focus on the Middle East. It is divided into three main sections. The energy Section consists of six chapters, the water section of seven chapters and finally the food security section has six chapters. The individual chapters are authored by experts and provide discussions and in-depth views on the current status of each topic.

The Complete Middle East Cookbook

Author: Tess Mallos
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804838764
Category: Cooking
Page: 470
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The cuisine of the Middle East has always had its devotees, and eating at Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish or Greek restaurants has delighted many people in recent years. But relatively few have tackled these dishes in their own kitchens. Now, with The Complete Middle East Cookbook, anyone can produce delectable meals from the exotic worlds of Homer, Omar Khayyam and the Arabian Nights. Author Tess Mallos provides carefully tested recipes set out in easy-to-follow steps, with many of the dishes illustrated in eighty superb color photographs. Including regional dishes from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Cyprus and Kuwait, to name a few, this is the definitive book for anyone interested in Middle Eastern cooking. Praise for the hardcover edition: "Astonishing in its scope."-Craig Claiborne, The New York Times "A tasteful tour of the Middle East. Each country is introduced with a short history, and descriptions are given of typical cooking methods and ingredients. The food is beautifully photographed, and recipes are easy to follow.."School Library Journal

Basics of Oud

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619115042
Category: Music
Page: 104
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An in-depth instruction manual for the Arabic oud, the ancestor of the lute and guitar. A companion instructional online video is included showing key points toplaying the Oud.. Contents include: Holding the oud, Plucking the Strings, Basic Plucking Rules in Arabic Tradition, Positions of Left Hand Fingers, Basic Notes on the oud, Advanced Left-Hand Techniques, Maqamat, and much more. Over 40 tunes are included in the book. Standard notation only


Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153868
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cool Middle Eastern Cooking

Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids
Author: Lisa Wagner
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617148644
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Explore the foods of the world! get ready to cook authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. You'll learn about world geography too!" -- Book cover.

Everybody's San Francisco Cookbook

Recipes Celebrating the City's Best Ethnic Cooking
Author: Charles Lemos
Publisher: Great West Books
ISBN: 9781886776012
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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An exciting celebration of San Francisco's vibrant ethnic cuisine, revealing the secrets of cooking the city's global dishes. Features the foods of Italy, India, China, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and much more. Demystifies ethnic cooking, featuring recipes, menus, a glossary of ingredients and where to find them in the Bay Area, making it easy to get started cooking the city's favorite foods.

Indian Basics

82 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step
Author: Jody Vassallo,James Lindsay
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554079391
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Indian cuisine is known for its complex flavors and sophisticated pairings. Indian Basics adapts traditional Indian dishes for the busy North American lifestyle. With a just a few appliances and Indian spice mixes easily made at home, anyone can enjoy authentic Indian food with family and friends.

Belly Dancing Basics

Author: Laura A. Cooper
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402710780
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 143
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Sumptuous color photography combined with comprehensive and detailed easy-to-follow instructions demonstrate a unique way for women to get and keep fit while expressing their sensuality through Belly Dancing. Would-be dancers who have longed to learn the intricacies of this ancient dance form can now experience the pleasure of learning and mastering all the basic steps, putting together an individualized routine and adding magic to their performance with veils, swords, and the tiny finger cymbals known as zills . Each complex movement of the body is painstakingly broken down into concise step-by-step directions that are easy to follow. Perfect for the basic beginner, the instructions also offer alternatives and additions to the movements to accommodate a dancer’s growing skill. The lavish sequence of images captures each delicately curved hip and splayed finger; the arch of a foot and the arc of a backbend; and the careful placement of a leg. You can practically see the stomach rippling sinuously, the hips shimmying wildly, and the hair whipping around as the dancer twirls.

Back to Basics

State Power in a Contemporary World
Author: Martha Finnemore,Judith Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199970084
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Back to Basics asks scholars to reflect on the role power plays in contemporary politics and how a power politics approach is influential today.

Cooking Basics For Dummies

Author: Marie Rama,Bryan Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922328
Category: Cooking
Page: 456
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Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.

Startup Rising

The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
Author: Christopher M. Schroeder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137356715
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher M. Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Travelling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and PayPal making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region. With Startup Rising, he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East-one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress.

World Theatre

The Basics
Author: E. J. Westlake
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131756183X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 210
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World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices. An essential read for anyone seeking to learn more about world theatre, World Theatre: The Basics provides a clear, accessible roadmap for approaching non-Western theatre.