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The closed circle : an interpretation of the Arabs

Author: David Pryce-Jones
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the legacy of civil war and despotic regimes crippling Arab nations and points to a complex code of shame, honor, and power-challenging that feed the ongoing political battles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pryce-Jones
ISBN: 0060160470 9780060160470
OCLC Number: 18415898
Notes: "An Edward Burlingame book."
Map on lining papers.
Description: xii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Tribal society and its legacy --
Shame and honor --
Western approaches --
Power challenging and careerism --
Men and women --
The Turkish example --
Colonialism --
The impact of Nazism --
The impact of communism --
Arabia and oil --
The issue of Palestine --
Power holders --
Image and identity.
Responsibility: David Pryce-Jones.

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Explores the legacy of civil war and despotic regimes crippling Arab nations and points to a complex code of shame, honor, and power-challenging that feed the ongoing political battles.

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