Web site designed in English and Arabic about the Middle East. It introduces stories and tales, personalities, states, cities, civilization, history and culture, environment, architecture and religions.
This site provides access to literary works of amateur Arab writers from different regions of the Middle East. It includes literary studies, novels, short stories, children’s literature, poems, and plays in the Arabic language
This English/Arabic website offers fully translated versions of all pages and articles. Focusing on the challenges facing political and economic development and reform in the Arab region, this website is a good resource for any translation student looking to compare English and Arabic versions of the same text.
This list provides notable concepts that are derived from both Islamic and Arab tradition, which are expressed as words in the Arabic language. The main purpose of this list is to disambiguate multiple spellings, to make note of spellings no longer in use for these concepts, to define the concept in one or two lines, to make it easy for one to find and pin down specific concepts, and to provide a guide to unique concepts of Islam all in one place.
A comprehensive site with links to associations and societies, Middle East centers and institutes in Europe and North America, virtual libraries, government reports, international relations, Arab and Islamic studies and resources, journals, encyclopedias.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary research center whose goal is to integrate archaeological, textual, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Near East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period
Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity - fascinating though it may be. It tries to look beyond the strange or exotic, to show the Arab world as it is and to explain, as simply as possible, how it has become what it is.