Peoples of Western Asia
Using maps, photographs, colorful information boxes, and time lines, this 28-country curriculum-based reference set provides a comprehensive picture of western Asia's geography, history, and culture from prehistoric times to the present.
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Akayev ancient Arab world Asian attacks Baalbek became Beirut Bekaa Valley Bishkek border bulgur called celebrated central Asia century b.c.e. Christian civil coast communities country's desert Druze dynasty eastern economic Eid ul-Adha Eid ul-Fitr emir Empire ethnic Russian festivals force Gulf Hezbollah homeland important independence industry invade Iraq Islamic Israel Israelis Issyk-Kul Karakhanid Kazakh Kazakhstan known Kuwait City Kuwait Towers Kuwaiti citizens Kuwaiti government Kyrgyz lands Kyrgyzstan large numbers Lebanese live Mamluks Maronites meal Mediterranean meters militias modern Mongol mosque mountains Muslim nomadic nonnationals northern Ottomans Palestinian guerrilla Phoenicians political popular population prayers prime minister Quqon refugee camps region religion religious ruled Saka Saudi Arabia schools settled Sheikh Shia southern Lebanon Soviet Union sport square kilometers square miles steppes Syria Tian Shan Today tower towns traditional Turkic United Nations Uyghurs Uzbek village Western women yurt