Salma Hage
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Sweet Memories of a Middle Eastern Childhood: A Conversation with Salma Hage

Acclaimed cookbook author Salma Hage grew up in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in Northern Lebanon.
Matthew Teller
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Culture, People and Land: A Conversation with Matthew Teller

International travel in 2020 went from a luxury enjoyed by some to an impossibility endured by all. British travel writer and journalist Matthew Teller witnessed his livelihood become grounded more abruptly than most.
Diana Darke
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On the Origins of Gothic Architecture: A Conversation with Diana Darke

With its rose windows and soaring, pointed arches, Gothic architecture is a crowning achievement of medieval Western Christendom but not, writes Oxford-educated Arabist Diana Darke, an independently developed one.
Allysa B. Peyton
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Why Collectors Matter: A Conversation with Arts of South Asia’s Coeditors

In Arts of South Asia: Cultures of Collecting, coeditors Allysa B. Peyton and Katherine Ann Paul draw us into the personal, institutional and political dynamics surrounding objects that have journeyed from South Asia—India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan—to museums abroad and, in one case, undergone repatriation.
Anissa M. Bouziane
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Giving Voice to a Multicultural Character: A Conversation With Anissa Bouziane

Writer Anissa M. Bouziane’s heritage in Morocco reflects in her...
1177 B.C.:  The Year Civilization Collapsed
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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

 Revised during a pivotal time in history—2020—to...
Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day
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Amazing Women of the Middle East: 25 Stories from Ancient Times to Present Day

Writer, translator and storyteller Wafa’ Tarnowska’s...
Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: Her Life and Afterlife
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Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: Her Life and Afterlife

The unearthing of Nefertiti's 3,000-year-old bust in 1912 has...
The Magnificent Conman of Cairo: A Novel
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The Magnificent Conman of Cairo: A Novel

In this underrated piece of Arab literature, we follow the lives of...
Parwana: Recipes and Stories From an Afghan Kitchen
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Parwana: Recipes and Stories From an Afghan Kitchen

Afghani-born restaurateur Durkhanai Ayubi honors her parents, Zelmai and...
The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East
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The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East

At one point in this personal account of a long-distance trek across the...
Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
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Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire

British archeologist Austen Henry Layard discovered the first pieces of...
Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking
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Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking

Julie Ann Sageer earned her nickname “Julie Taboulie” from...
The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
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The Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria

Considering the recent fate of Aleppo, it is easy to be distracted from...
Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City
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Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City

In this timely publication, as Syria’s second city suffers from...

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

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A History of the Worlds in Sixteen Shipwrecks

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An Alexandria Anthology: Travel Writing through the Centuries

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Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood—A History in Thirteen Centuries

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Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants

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Equator Crossings: Travelogue Extraordinary

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Living in Romantic Baghdad: An American Memoir of Teaching and Travel in Iraq, 1924-1947

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Olives, Lemons & Za'atar

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On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel

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