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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Middle Eastern History and Politics Pathfinder



Encyclopedia Judaica. (Print edition, Ref. DS 102.8 .E65 2007) 

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa


Country Studies Scroll through the list.


Middle East World Atlas

Internet Resources

Gateways - The following  sites are a great place to begin as they provide a tour d' horizon of the field: associations, libraries, news and much more.

Middle East Resource Guide

Middle East Studies Internet Resources


Encyclopedia of the Orient

Encyclopedia :Middle Eastern History

Encyclopedia :Middle Eastern History Biography


The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
This site will provide gateways for specific countries.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies This site has a number of "hot" topics.

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet

H-Mideast Politics This is a discussion forum; book reviews, too.

Area and Regional Studies Scroll down to Middle Eastern Studies.

History in the News: The Middle East

An Open Door to the Arab World

Ottoman Web Site

Islam and Islamic History in Arabia
and The Middle East

Islam and Islamic Studies Resources

Middle East Virtual Library

Middle East and North Africa Good for economic statistics.

Maps and Atlases

Islam's Historical Development

Middle East Maps From the University of Texas.

Country Information

CIA World Factbook

Country Studies/Area Handbooks

BBC Country Profiles

US Bilateral Relatations Fact Sheet From the US State Department.

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Also from the State Department. Click on the country for more information.


Islam Chronology

Timeline of Middle Eastern History


The Islamic Glossary


Internet Islamic History Sourcebook

The Middle East 1916-2001: A Documentary Record

Primary Sources, Documents, Speeches and Archives


Center for Contemporary Arab Studies



Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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