Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive course is designed for intermediate to advanced students of Arabic at upper undergraduate level. It uses authentic materials and a wide variety of techniques to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each of the twenty chapters is designed around a particular topic relating to the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East, to give students an insight into important aspects of the region.
"This is a welcome addition to the limited pool of textbooks that can be used to teach modern standard Arabic in general and advanced Arabic in particular. The work seems to be a result of great efforts by the authors based on their personal experiences teaching the language in academic institutions...The topic-based selection of texts makes it very attractive" Religious Studies Review
An advanced Arabic course for the final two years of an undergraduate degree.
This is a topic-based Arabic course for upper-level undergraduates who have acquired a basic grounding in the language. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East and contains authentic materials and a wide variety of exercises.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Geography of the Middle East; 2. Ethnic groups in the Middle East; 3. The Middle East in antiquity; 4. The rise of Islam; 5. Arabic language; 6. The Arabic-Israeli conflict; 7. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; 8. Climate and environment; 9. Social issues and development; 10. Gender; 11. Popular culture; 12. Muslim Spain; 13. Arab nationalism; 14. Islamic fundamentalism; 15. Democracy; 16. Death and succession; 17. Arabic literature; 18. Economics; 19. Medicine; 20. Islamic heritage; Bibliography.