Science & Nature
Parwana: Recipes and Stories From an Afghan Kitchen
By Durkhanai Ayubi
Reviewed by Tom Verde on January 15, 2021
Afghani-born restaurateur Durkhanai Ayubi honors her parents, Zelmai and...
Architecture of the Islamic West: North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1800
By Jonathan M. Bloom.
Reviewed by Lee Lawrence on September 10, 2020
Books about the arts of al-Andalus and the Maghrib typically focus on a...
AUB and Ras Beirut in 150 Years of Photographs
By Maria Bashshur Abunassar
Reviewed by William Tracy on January 15, 2020
This coffee-table volume of photography focusing on the American...
The Tentmakers of Cairo: Egypt’s Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft
By Seif El Rashidi and Sam Bowker
Reviewed by Caroline Stone on September 15, 2019
This book is a model of how to make the fruit of specialized academic...
Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man
By Jonathan Conlin
Reviewed by Robert W. Lebling on September 15, 2019
When Armenian Turkish businessman Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955, Life...
Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War
By Kevin Bubriski.
Reviewed by Judy Sultan on July 15, 2019
Today, many only know Syria as a geopolitical disaster and humanitarian...
The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East
By Leon McCarron
Reviewed by Matthew Teller on September 15, 2018
At one point in this personal account of a long-distance trek across the...
Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
By Georgina Herrmann
Reviewed by Graham Chandler on May 15, 2018
British archeologist Austen Henry Layard discovered the first pieces of...
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking
By Julie Ann Sageer with Leah Bhabha
Reviewed by Tom Verde on February 8, 2018
Julie Ann Sageer earned her nickname “Julie Taboulie” from...
The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
By Marlene Matar
Reviewed by Tom Verde on May 1, 2017
Considering the recent fate of Aleppo, it is easy to be distracted from...
Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazakh Intermediaries & Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731–1917
By Ian W. Campbell
Reviewed by Alva Robinson on November 15, 2019
Jedba: Spiritual Music from Morocco
By Abdesselam Damoussi and Nour Eddine
Reviewed by Banning Eyre on July 15, 2019
Andalusia of Love (Andalus al-Hob)
By Marcel Khalife
Reviewed by Piney Kesting on September 12, 2017
I Speak Fula
By Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Reviewed on April 1, 2010
Aman Iman (Water is Life)
Reviewed on April 15, 2008
A Bridge Over the Mediterranean
By The Chehade Brothers
Reviewed on April 1, 2006
By Taha, Rachid
Reviewed on April 1, 2005
By Wahab, Mohamed Abdel
Reviewed on April 1, 2003
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