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Iraq, the culture

Author: April Fast
Publisher: New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., ©2010.
Series: Lands, peoples, and cultures series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Know the culture of Iraq, from Mesopotamian to modern, as this war-torn country returns to its traditional ways, emerging from years of strife, oppression, and devastation. Read about the Babylonians and Sumerians, witness the birth of Islam, and then explore present-day Iraq with its diverse ethnic groups, languages, festivals, and customs, both old and new. Ornate carpets and handicrafts, miniature paintings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fast, April, 1968-
Iraq, the culture.
New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2009034655
(OCoLC)433550712
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: April Fast
ISBN: 9780778791454 0778791459
OCLC Number: 774398951
Notes: "A Bobbie Kalman Book."
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (32 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Thousands of years old --
Religion and worship --
Muslim holidays --
Celebrating history and culture --
Family celebrations --
Music, dance, and theater --
Iraqi art --
Handicrafts --
Buildings old and new --
From a land long ago --
Language --
Storytelling and poetry --
The epic of Gilgamesh.
Series Title: Lands, peoples, and cultures series.
Responsibility: April Fast.

Abstract:

Know the culture of Iraq, from Mesopotamian to modern, as this war-torn country returns to its traditional ways, emerging from years of strife, oppression, and devastation. Read about the Babylonians and Sumerians, witness the birth of Islam, and then explore present-day Iraq with its diverse ethnic groups, languages, festivals, and customs, both old and new. Ornate carpets and handicrafts, miniature paintings, Mesopotamian murals, ancient architecture, and modern buildings come alive in over forty full-color photographs. This book also gives you a glimpse of the society, and art and literature of Iraq, and even retells the ancient epic tale of Gilgamesh!

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