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This web site aims to bring to you a wide variety of resources on Arab Culture and Civilization, but much more is available. This bibliography includes a number of additional materials that you may wish to consult. Texts that have recently been annotated or added to this list are shown with a tan background. In addition, there are many other online resources that you can explore from our links list.

Arab society: class, gender, power, and development / edited by Nicholas S. Hopkins, Saad Eddin Ibrahim. 3rd ed. Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press, ©1997

Jews among Arabs: contacts and boundaries / Mark R. Cohen and A.L. Udovitch, editors. Princeton, N.J. : Darwin Press, ©1989

Leadership and development in Arab society / Fuad I. Khuri, editor. [Beirut]: Center for Arab and Middle East Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, 1981

Minorities and the state in the Arab world. Edited by Ofra Bengio and Gabriel Ben-Dor. Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999

Notes: This collection of essays by Israeli scholars discusses the situation of minority communities in eight Arab countries, including Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Egypt. It is edited and includes essays by a senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center and a professor of political science and director of the graduate program in national security studies at the University of Haifa.

Religion and citizenship in Europe and the Arab world / edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen. (CSIC Studies on Islam and Christianity) London: Grey Seal, 1992

The Transformation of nomadic society in the Arab East / edited by Martha Mundy and Basim Musallam. Cambridge, UK: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Progressive Muslims on Jusice, Gender and PluralismOmid Safi, ed. Oxford: One World Press, 2003.

Notes: Edited and with an introduction by an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Colgate University, this book is a collection of essays by prominent Muslim thinkers on the topics indicated in the title.

al-Mughni, Haya. Women in Kuwait: the politics of gender / Haya al-Mughni. London: Saqi, 1993

Alcalay, Ammiel. After Jews and Arabs: Remaking Levantine Culture. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.

Notes: In this book the author traces historical relations between Jews, Arabs and other Middle Eastern communities, arguing that the solution to the current situation in the Middle East requires considering contemporary cultures of the region, particularly Israeli culture, within a Middle Eastern historical and cultural context.

Asher, Michael, 1953-. The last of the Bedu: in search of the myth / Michael Asher; with colour photographs by Mariantonietta Peru. 1st ed. London: Viking, 1996

Bat Yeor. The decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam: from Jihad to Dhimmitude: seventh-twentieth century / Bat Ye'or; with a foreword by Jacques Ellul; translated from the French by Miriam Kochan and David Littman. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996

-----. The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam / Bat Yeor; with a preface by Jacques Ellul; translated from the French by David Maisel (author's text), Paul Fenton (document section), and David Littman. Rutherford, [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, ©1985

Ben-Yehuda, Hemda, 1954-. The Arab-Israeli conflict transformed: fifty years of interstate and ethnic crises / Hemda Ben-Yehuda and Shmuel Sandler. (SUNY series in global politics) Albany: State University of New York Press, c2002

Brett, Michael and Elizabeth Fentress. The Berbers. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997.

Notes: A history of the indigenous populations of North Africa by a lecturer in African history at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and an archeologist who is currently Mellon Professor of the American Academy in Rome.

Cadora, F. J. Bedouin, village, and urban Arabic: an ecolinguistic study / by F.J. Cadora. (Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 0081-8461; 18) Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, ©1992

Caspi, Mishael, 1932-. From slumber to awakening: culture and identity of Arab Israeli literati / Mishael Maswari Caspi, Jerome David Weltsch. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998

Haddad, Heskel M. Jews of Arab and Islamic countries: history, problems, solutions / by Heskel M. Haddad. New York: Shengold Publishers, ©1984

Hazen, William Edward, 1933-. Middle Eastern subcultures: a regional approach / William E. Hazen, Mohammed Mughisudden [i.e. Mughisuddin], contributors, George N. Atiyeh, Abdul A. Said, Alan R. Taylor. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, [1975]

Hourani, Albert Habib. Minorities in the Arab World. New York: AMS Press, [1982] Reprint. Originally published: London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1947

Jabbur, Jibrail Sulayman. The Bedouins and the desert: aspects of nomadic life in the Arab East / Jibrail S. Jabbur; translated from the Arabic by Lawrence I. Conrad; edited by Suhayl J. Jabbur and Lawrence I. Conrad. (SUNY series in Near Eastern studies) Albany: State University of New York Press, ©1995

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian identity: the construction of modern national consciousness / Rashid Khalidi. New York: Columbia University Press, ©1997

Nash, Geoffrey. The Arab writer in English: Arab themes in a metropolitan language, 1908-1958 / Geoffrey Nash; foreword by Miles L. Bradbury. Portland, Ore.: Sussex Academic Press, 1998

Qleibo, Ali H. (Ali Hussein), 1955-. Before the mountains disappear: an ethnographic chronicle of the modern Palestinians / by Ali H. Qleibo. [Cairo]: Kloreus Book, ©1992

Sabour, M'hammed. The ontology and status of intellectuals in Arab academia and society / M'hammed Sabour. Aldershot; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2001

Shnell, Itzhak. Perceptions of Israeli-Arabs: territoriality and identity / Izhak Schnell. Aldershot, England: Avebury; Brookfield, Vt., USA: Ashgate Pub. Co., ©1994

Stillman, Norman A., 1945-. The Jews of Arab lands in modern times / Norman A. Stillman. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1991

Talhami, Ghada Hashem. Palestine and Egyptian national identity / Ghada Hashem Talhami. New York: Praeger, 1992

Yamani, Mai. Changed identities: the challenge of the new generation in Saudi Arabia / Mai Yamani. London: Royal Institute of International Affairs; Washington, DC: distributed by the Brookings Institution, c2000

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