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Inhaltsangabe: The term 'Middle East' conjures up a multitude of images and concepts in the western mind. Sand dunes, camels, nomads. Gushing oil wells. Saddam Hussein. Terrorists, assassins, hostage-takers. Babylon. Islamic fundamentalism. OPEC. Bombed-out Beirut. Women under the veil. Jerusalem, the Holy. The Gulf Wars. The Islamic dome and minarets. The Promised Land. The Pyramids. Yasser Arafat. The Church of the Nativity. Oil Sheikhs loaded with petro-dollars. Teeming Cairo. Arabs and Jews fighting. Ayatollah Khomeini. Arabic calligraphy. Suicide bombers. Bearded Jews in black coats. The Bible. Kibbutzim. Kurds, Shias, Orthodox Jews, Maronites, Bahais, Sunnis, Zionism. Dilip Hiro, the author of several books on the region, has written a general purpose dictionary of the Middle East. Containing almost 1000 entries, it deals lucidly and objectively, with an impressive variety of images, events, ideologies, natural resources, religious sects and organisations. From 'al' to 'Azerbaijan', 'Bible' to 'Byblos', 'semiotic languages' to 'sufism', 'the peace process' to 'Protestant Church', the dictionary covers all you would ever want to know about the Middle East. Thorough and cool-headed, the dictionary will prove indispensable not only to journalists, academics, diplomats, business people and students but also to all travellers to the region.
Review: If ever there were a region of the world in need of a comprehensive dictionary, the Middle East would be that place. With over 1,000 entries, Dilip Hiro makes sense of one of the most volatile, complex, and highly disputed of turfs. From "Aal" to "Zoroastrians," the dictionary covers the Arab-Israeli Wars, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, literary personalities, and hostages. There are clear explanations of ethnic groups, political ideologies, tourist destinations, and 14 country profiles. Hiro's book is a remarkable reference, adding lucidity to a region traditionally enshrouded in conflict and misunderstanding. Devoid of any noticeable bias, all sides are represented with rigorous attention to accuracy and clarity. All this plus a comprehensive index makes Hiro's dictionary unusually valuable to students, journalists, business people, inquisitive travelers, and anyone else who wishes to get a handle on the Middle East. --Stephanie Gold
Titel: Dictionary of the Middle East
Verlag: Macmillan & Co. For The Mind Association
Auflage: First Edition.
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