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< p>A biographical dictionary, a regional survey, and a geographical directory, < I>Who's Who in the Arab World< /I> provides the background information essential for a full understanding of this fast-changing part of the world so increasingly in the news today. The first section serves as a biographical dictionary, offering 6,000 sketches of outstanding persons in 19 Arab countries from all fields. These sketches are indexed conveniently by country and profession. The second part contains a historical background of this diverse racial grouping, their languages, their ancient cultures, religions and a history of oil development in the Middle East. The third part deals with certain particularities and inherent conflicts of the region. Detailed information on Lebanon can be found in a separate and complimentary volume, < I> Who's Who in Lebanon< /I>.
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Book Description Gale Cengage, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. 17th Rev. Seller Inventory # SONG2903188211