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A website for K-12 educators featuring innovative resource on the culture, geography, history and religions of the Middle East, including essays, classroom activities, downloadable multimedia content and interactive Google Earth tours.


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.

An Historical atlas of Islam / edited by William C. Brice; under the patronage of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Leiden: Brill, 1981

An historical atlas of Islam = Atlas historique de l'Islam / edited by/sous la direction de Hugh Kennedy. 2nd, rev. ed. CD-ROM Leiden: Brill, 2002

Findlay, Allan M.. The Arab World. London: Routledge, 1994.

Notes: Drawing on case studies from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Morocco and Jordon, this introductory text by a Senior Lecturer in Geography and Research Coordinator of the Applied Population Research Unit at the University of Glasgow assesses how agricultural, industrial and urban development has evolved and suggests the essential changes needed for development of the region.

Held, Colbert C.. Middle East Patters. People, Places and Politics. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.

Planhol, Xavier de. The world of Islam. Le Monde Islamique; Essai de Géographie Religieuse. Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1959]

Raymond, André. The great Arab cities in the 16th-18th centuries: an introduction / André Raymond. (Hagop Kevorkian series on Near Eastern art and civilization.) New York: New York University Press, 1984

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