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.

The Arab Spring

New Patterns for Democracy and International Law
Author: Carlo Panara,Gary Wilson
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004230416
Category: History
Page: 306
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This edited volume explores some of the key international law issues to have arisen from the events which comprised the 'Arab Spring.'

Lebanon Facing The Arab Uprisings

Constraints and Adaptation
Author: Rosita Di Peri,Daniel Meier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1352000059
Category: Political Science
Page: 162
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This book provides an intimate picture of Lebanon, exploring the impacts of the Arab uprisings of 2011 which are deeply affecting Lebanese politics and society. The book examines Lebanon’s current issues and its deep sectarian divisions, as well as the ways in which it still seems able to find some adaptation paths to face the many challenges left by its regional sectarian and political polarization. Authors delve into border regions, Syrian refugees, the welfare state, the Lebanese Army, popular mobilisations in 2011 and the two main communities, the Sunnis and the Shia. Built on various fieldwork researches, the volume explores each of the topics through the lenses of identification building processes, the re-ordering of social and/or political relations, and the nationhood symbols and meanings.

The Arabs

A History
Author: Eugene Rogan
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465032486
Category: History
Page: 608
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Named Best Book of the Year by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Atlantic In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on five centuries of Arab sources to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context. In this updated and expanded edition, Rogan untangles the latest geopolitical developments of the region to offer a groundbreaking and comprehensive account of the Middle East. The Arabs is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the modern Arab world. "Deeply erudite and distinctly humane."-Atlantic "An outstanding, gripping and exuberant narrative . . . that explains much of what we need to know about the world today."-Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times

Development Challenges and Solutions After the Arab Spring

Author: Ali Kadri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137541407
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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Since the events of 2011, most Arab countries have slipped into a state of war, and living conditions for the majority of the working population have not changed for the better. This edited collection examines the socioeconomic conditions and contests the received policy framework to demonstrate that workable alternatives do exist.

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 Arabs

Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140147681
Category: History
Page: 557
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Traces the history of the Arabs, surveys the modern Arab states, and looks at their religion, culture, traditions, and politics

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.

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.


An Arab Anomaly
Author: Safwan M. Masri
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545029
Category: History
Page: 378
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The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected president. But did Tunisia simply avoid the misfortunes that befell its neighbors, or were there particular features that set the country apart and made it a special case? In Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped the country's exceptional experience. He traces Tunisia's history of reform in the realms of education, religion, and women's rights, arguing that the seeds for today's relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the nineteenth century. Masri argues that Tunisia stands out not as a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, but rather as an anomaly, as its history of reformism set it on a separate trajectory from the rest of the region. The narrative explores notions of identity, the relationship between Islam and society, and the hegemonic role of religion in shaping educational, social, and political agendas across the Arab region. Based on interviews with dozens of experts, leaders, activists, and ordinary citizens, and a synthesis of a rich body of knowledge, Masri provides a sensitive, often personal, account that is critical for understanding not only Tunisia but also the broader Arab world.

Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of the Arab Region

Author: Mamdouh Shahin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402054149
Category: Science
Page: 589
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This book gives a unique portrait of the water resources in the Arab region dealing with climate and hydrology. It provides a historical introduction, physiographic features and geological settings of the region and its climate. The book deals with storage of water and impacts of water scarcity on the region’s future. There are reviews of topics coupled with case studies, data analyses, discussions and conclusions.

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.

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.

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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Art of the Middle East

Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran
Author: Saeb Eigner,Zaha Hadid
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858946283
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Artistic expression in the Middle East is experiencing something of a renaissance. This book provides an overview of modern and contemporary art of the Middle East and Arab world from 1945 to the present, with an emphasis on artists active today.

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.

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 Arab World and Iran

A Turbulent Region in Transition
Author: Amin Saikal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137559667
Category: Political Science
Page: 220
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This volume focuses on interpreting the changing domestic and regional dynamics in the Arab world and Iran. Its chapters discuss an array of countries, events, actors, and issues - from an examination of the Arab Spring and the Tunisian democratic transition, to an exploration of the role of Saudi-Iranian geostrategic rivalry, to the impact of ethnic and sectarian politics in Syria, Iraq, and across the region. Chapters from expert contributors are organized into three parts. The first section of the volume covers the aspects and dynamics of change in the Arab world. The second examines the role of Islam, Islamism, Islamic governance, and sectarian and ethnic politics in the region. The third section focuses on Iranian domestic and regional politics. Yet the theme of transition is constant throughout as this multidisciplinary book draws connections across countries and events to not only inform about the prevailing regional situation, but also to invite readers to draw their own conclusions as to the future of the Middle East. Collectively the volume provides a fresh interpretation of the changing dynamics of the Arab world and Iran, unpacking the complexities of the disputes, conflicts, rivalries, failed goals, and processes of change and development that have made the Muslim Middle East so turbulent, directionless, and perpetually contested by both regional and international actors.

The Arab Uprisings Explained

New Contentious Politics in the Middle East
Author: Marc Lynch
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231158858
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results of the contentious politics of 2011 and 2012? The Arab uprisings pose stark challenges to the political science of the Middle East, which for decades had focused upon the resilience of entrenched authoritarianism, the relative weakness of civil society, and what seemed to be the largely contained diffusion of new norms and ideas through new information technologies. In this volume, leading scholars in the field take a sharp look at the causes, dynamics, and effects of the Arab uprisings. Compiled by one of the foremost experts on Middle East politics and society, The Arab Uprisings Explained offers a fresh rethinking of established theories and presents a new framework through which scholars and general readers can better grasp the fast-developing events remaking the region. These essays not only advance the study of political science in the Middle East but also integrate the subject seamlessly into the wider political science literature. Deeply committed to the study of this region and working out the kinks of the discipline, the contributors to this volume help scholars and policymakers across the world approach this unprecedented historical period smartly and effectively.