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ANT 259: Middle Eastern Cultures


Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern mythology and religion.
REF BL1060 .K63 1993

Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East and North Africa.
REF DS43 .E53 2004

The Essential Middle East: a comprehensive guide.
REF DS43 .H57 2003

The Continuum Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East.
REF DS62.8 .P64 2002

The Middle East.
REF DS63.1 .M484 2000

Historical atlas of the Middle East.
REF Atlas G2206.S1 F7 1993


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