The Arab Table

Recipes and Culinary Traditions
Author: May Bsisu
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060586141
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
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It is one of the world's oldest and most intriguing cuisines, yet few have explored the diverse dishes and enchanting flavors of Arab cookery beyond hummus and tabouleh. In 188 recipes, The Arab Table introduces home cooks to the fresh foods, exquisite tastes, and generous spirit of the Arab table. May S. Bsisu, who has lived and cooked in Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, England, and now the United States, takes you along a reassuringly down-to-earth and warmly personal path through exciting culinary territory. The Arab Table focuses intimately on the foods of Arab countries such as Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. The book offers a bountiful range of appealing dishes: cold and hot mezza, or little dishes; vibrant salads and fresh vegetable preparations; savory soups, stews, and hearty casseroles; baked and grilled meats, poultry, and fish; cooling drinks; and ambrosial desserts. There are recipes for familiar dishes including Falafel, Chicken and Lamb Kebabs, and Baklava, as well as a diverse selection of lesser known delights greatly enjoyed around the world, such as Eggplant Pomegranate Salad, Zucchini with Bread and Mint, Grilled Halloumi Cheese Triangles, and Arab Flatbread. Celebration dishes, the cornerstone of Arab cuisine, include Moroccan and Lebanese Couscous, Baked Lamb with Rice and Chickpeas, and Baked Sea Bass with Rice and Caramelized Onions. No Arab cookbook would be complete without an ample selection of soups and stews, the customary way to break the fast at the end of each day during Ramadan. The Arab table is also well known for its sweets: Semolina Pistachio Layer Cake, Milk Pudding, and, of course, date-, nut-, and cream-filled pastries perfumed with rose and orange-blossom water are just a sampling of the desserts included here. Along with these treasured recipes collected from May's extended family, friends, neighbors, and her own discoveries, The Arab Table is also a resource for learning about the traditions and customs associated with this time-honored cuisine. Throughout, essays on Arab holidays, from Eid Al Adha, the feast celebrating the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, to Ramadan and Mubarakeh, the celebration for the birth of a baby, are explained and menus are provided for each. May enlightens readers as to customary greetings (How do you say Happy Ramadan?), gifts (What do you bring to an Arab home during Ramadan?), and wishes (How do you acknowledge the birth of a baby?) that are traditionally extended during these special occasions. Now you can bring the abundance and flavors of The Arab Table to your table.

Political Regimes in the Arab World

Society and the Exercise of Power
Author: Ferran Izquierdo Brichs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415625661
Category: Political Science
Page: 317
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One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogenous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies across the globe ultimately construct their own history according to very similar dynamics and tensions. The methodological approach of this book, using different countries within the Arab world as models, offers the reader an analysis of relations between the elites and their opposition in a variety of settings. A definition of the political structure of each country is drawn from this analysis before potential future scenarios, as according to country specific experts, are proposed. This model provides a useful contribution to students and scholars of political science and international relations. Through providing a comparative study of the political regimes currently operating in the Arab world; their elites, civil society, power resources and political resistance, this book illustrates that despite the image of homogeneity sometimes portrayed by the Arab world, it is the multiplicity of models and heterogeneity of regimes that constitute reality.

Arabian Delights

Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula
Author: Amy Riolo
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 9781933102559
Category: Cooking
Page: 213
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Introducing the rich and exotic traditions of Arabian cuisine with recipes and entertaining ideas from the Arabian Peninsula's romantic past and trendy present

The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy

Author: L. Talani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137272198
Category: Political Science
Page: 251
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Although it is still early for an established academic account of the motivations behind the dramatic events in the Arab world in 2010/11, Leila Simona Talani believes that it is about time to try and place this issue into the broader picture of the latest changes in the global political economy.

The Toledan Tables

A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition
Author: Fritz Saaby Pedersen
Publisher: Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab
ISBN: 9788778762672
Page: 409
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Die Araber

eine Geschichte von Unterdrückung und Aufbruch
Author: Eugene L. Rogan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783549074251
Category: Arab countries
Page: 735
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Die arabische Revolution wird, wenn sie Erfolg hat, ein ähnlich epochales Ereignis sein wie die friedliche Revolution von 1989 in Osteuropa. Mehr als 200 Millionen Araber zwischen Persischem Golf und Atlantik sind dabei, das Joch jahrzehntelanger despotischer Regime abzuschütteln und Anschluss zu finden an die freiheitliche, moderne Welt des Westens. Eugene Rogan, einer der besten Kenner der arabischen Welt, bietet mit seiner großen Geschichte der Araber eine exzellente Grundlage zum Verständnis der aktuellen Ereignisse in Ägypten, Syrien, Tunesien oder Libyen. Rogans Darstellung beginnt mit der Eroberung der arabischen Welt durch das Osmanische Reich zu Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts und führt bis zum revolutionären Aufbruch unserer Tage. Es ist eine lange Geschichte der Unterdrückung und Ausbeutung, die Rogan eindringlich zu erzählen weiß. Aber auch die reiche Kultur dieser Länder und die vielen kaum bekannten Versuche der arabischen Völker in der Vergangenheit, sich gegen ihre Unterdrücker aufzulehnen und Freiheit und Wohlstand zu erlangen, werden anhand einer Fülle faszinierender Originalquellen anschaulich dargestellt.

Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries 2008

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211283242
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 64
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This annual publication reviews the progress made by Arab countries towards regional integration and their integration into the world economy. It provides an analysis of economic indicators which measure the performance of the Arab economies in achieving integration into the world economy, with an emphasis on foreign direct investment. It also gives an analysis of a set of other economic indicators which measure the performance of Arab countries in achieving regional integration. The review discusses, in a separate chapter, labour migration, as one of the regional integration indicators. It considers the status of labour movement in the Arab region and the workers’ remittances and their impact on the economies of their countries of origin. The review presents a set of recommendations on how to remove obstacles that hinder the Arab regional integration and the Arab economies’ integration into global economy.

Democracy in the Arab World

Explaining the Deficit
Author: Samir A. Makdisi,Ibrahim Elbadawi
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780415779999
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
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Despite notable socio-economic development in the Arab region, a deficit in democracy and political rights has continued to prevail. This book examines the major reasons underlying the persistence of this democracy deficit over the past decades and touches on the prospects for deepening the process of democratization in the Arab World. Contributions from major scholars in the region give a cross country analysis of economic development, political institutions and social factors, and the impact of oil wealth and regional wars, and present a model for democracy in the Arab world. Case studies are drawn from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and the Gulf region, building on these cross-country analyses and probing beyond the modelâe(tm)s main global variables. Looking beyond the effect of oil and conflicts, the chapters illustrate how specific socio-political history of the country concerned, fear of fundamentalist groups, collusion with foreign powers and foreign interventions, and the co-option of the elites by the state contribute to these problems of democratization. Situating the democratic position of the Arab World in a global context, this book is an important contribution to the field of Middle Eastern politics, development studies, and studies on conflict and democracy.

The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West

Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations
Author: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230393217
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
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This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.

The Arab world

an international statistical directory
Author: Rodney Wilson
Publisher: Wheatsheaf Books ; Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 15
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Neurological Disorders in the Arab World

Author: Hani T. S. Benamer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319072579
Category: Medical
Page: 195
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After graduating from Tripoli, Libya in 1990, Dr Benamer came to the United Kingdom in 1991 to further his training in medicine. He obtained the MRCP in 1994 and trained in neurology in Glasgow. He obtained a PhD and CCST in 2000 and was appointed a consultant neurologist in Wolverhampton and Birmingham the same year. He has been the lead neurologist in New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton since 2006. Dr Benamer is a general neurologist with special interest in movement disorders. Dr Benamer is honorary clinical senior lecturer in Birmingham University and has an interest in medical education, in which he obtained a postgraduate certificate from Keele University in 2007. He has published more than 35 papers and two books. He is currently a senior editor of the Libyan Journal of Medicine. He was also an examiner of the MRCP Diploma from 2005 to 2009. Dr Benamer's publications relevant to the subject of the book: 1. Benamer HT. 2007. Neurological disorders in Libya: an overview. Neuroepidemiology 29:143-9 2. Benamer HT. 2008. The ancestry of LRRK2 Gly2019Ser parkinsonism. Lancet neurology 7:769-70; author reply 70-1 3. Benamer HT, de Silva R, Siddiqui KA, Grosset DG. 2008. Parkinson's disease in Arabs: a systematic review. Movement disorders: official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 23:1205-10 4. Benamer HT, Ahmed ES, Al-Din AS, Grosset DG. 2009. Frequency and clinical patterns of multiple sclerosis in Arab countries: a systematic review. Journal of the neurological sciences 278:1-4 5. Benamer HT, Grosset D. 2009. Stroke in Arab countries: a systematic literature review. Journal of the neurological sciences 284:18-23 6. Benamer HT, Grosset DG. 2009. A systematic review of the epidemiology of epilepsy in Arab countries. Epilepsia 50:2301-4 7. Benamer HT, Shakir RA. 2009. The neurology map of the Arab world. Journal of the neurological sciences 285:10-2 8. Benamer HT. 2010. Neurology expertise and postgraduate training programmes in the Arab world: a survey. European neurology 64:313-8 9. Benamer HT, de Silva R. 2010. LRRK2 G2019S in the North African population: a review. European neurology 63:321-5 10. Benamer HT, Deleu D, Grosset D. 2010. Epidemiology of headache in Arab countries. The journal of headache and pain 11:1-3 11. Benamer HT. 2011. More epidemiological studies of neurological disorders are needed in the Arab countries. Neuroepidemiology 36:70.

The Uruguay Round and the Arab Countries

Author: Mr. Saíd El-Naggar
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1455228583
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 211
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The benefits and challenges of the liberalization measures encompassed under the Uruguay Round were the subject of aseminar sponsored by the IMF, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. The papers presented in this publication, edited by Said El-Naggar, review the results of the Uruguay Round, examine the broad policy and macroeconomic implications of trade reform for the Arab countries, and consider certain of the sectoral trade reform measures - including trade in agricultural product, textiles and clothing, and services- embodied in the Uruguay Round agreement and their impact on the Arab countries.

Groundwater in the Arab Middle East

Author: Wolfgang Wagner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642193514
Category: Science
Page: 443
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The book gives an outline of prevailing hydrogeologic conditions in the Arab Middle East together with the geologic background. Emphasis is given to relationships between the main features influencing the hydrogeologic conditions - regional geologic developments, paleogeographic conditions, morphology, climate and paleo-climate - and the resulting hydrogeologic features: formation of aquifers, distribution of major aquifers, main groundwater flow systems, occurrence of renewable and fossil groundwater. Reported data on hydraulic aquifer parameters, recharge rates and groundwater flow volumes are evaluated with a view to arrive at characteristic values under the specific hydrogeologic and climatic conditions. The area considered covers approximately the Arabian Plate. Information on the following countries is included: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen.

Militarization and State Power in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Case Study of Israel, 1948-1982
Author: Eligar Sadeh
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9780965856461
Category: History
Page: 176
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A set of propositions and an accompanying theoretical framework that explains the cause-effect linkages between intrastate and interstate power realization that are characterized by militarization are developed. This model establishes the foundation for an explanation of how such power is used to deal with the state's Janus-faced security dilemma. To this end, the model provides the tools needed for such an inquiry from a conceptual and typological standpoint. The goal is to explain how the internal aspect of state power shapes the external one. It was determined that Israel and the primary Arab confrontation states provide important test cases based on the intense interplay prevalent between militarization processes and state power.

Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries

A Case for Adaptation Governance and Leadership in Building Climate Resilience
Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394592
Category: Nature
Page: 440
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The Arab region already suffers adverse consequences from climate change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers.