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By John A. Shoup

ISBN-10: 0313059802

ISBN-13: 9780313059803

ISBN-10: 0313336717

ISBN-13: 9780313336713

After an outstanding evaluation of the land, humans, and historical past in bankruptcy 1, bankruptcy 2 covers faith. Jordan remains to be a conservative Muslim nation, with a Sunni Muslim majority, that keeps sturdy kin with its voters of different faiths. The dialogue of literature and media in bankruptcy three emphasizes the pan-Arabic culture. In bankruptcy four, structure, artwork, and standard crafts in Jordan are proven to be associated with the historical past of the rustic and its non secular and ethnic variety. In bankruptcy five, the food and tradition display concept from the quarter of better Syria. within the Gender, Marriage, and kinfolk bankruptcy, Shoup appears on the conservative and robust relations and altering women's roles. Highlighted within the Social Customs bankruptcy are the themes of honor, disgrace, and appreciate, social golf equipment, and extra on women's roles within the center classification. a last bankruptcy on track and Dance covers every thing from their Bedouin roots to Arab rap.

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E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) made international news and captured Damascus ending centuries of Ottoman rule in the Arab world. Jordan became one of the important new states confronting Jewish immigration to Palestine and one of the major confrontation states with Israel after 1948. Modern Jordanian history has been dominated by the issue of Palestine and over one third of the country’s population is Palestinian refugees. 10 Culture and Customs of Jordan FROM PREHISTORY TO THE ISLAMIC CONQUEST Jordan is part of the Fertile Crescent where man first began to live in permanent settlements and made the change from hunter/gatherer to farmer and herdsman.

The Old Testament’s story of Job is thought to be set in southern Jordan, and Job (Ayyub) is an Arab name. During the later periods of antiquity the Arabic speaking Nabateans established their kingdom in Jordan and just prior to the rise of Islam, the Arab Bani Ghassan established a kingdom as a vassal state to the Byzantine Emperor. Some of the Christian families from in and around Karak claim direct descent from the Bani Ghassan. d. allowed the movement of Bedouin tribes from the Arabian Peninsula into the region.

E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) made international news and captured Damascus ending centuries of Ottoman rule in the Arab world. Jordan became one of the important new states confronting Jewish immigration to Palestine and one of the major confrontation states with Israel after 1948. Modern Jordanian history has been dominated by the issue of Palestine and over one third of the country’s population is Palestinian refugees. 10 Culture and Customs of Jordan FROM PREHISTORY TO THE ISLAMIC CONQUEST Jordan is part of the Fertile Crescent where man first began to live in permanent settlements and made the change from hunter/gatherer to farmer and herdsman.

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