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An Arab journey
Leonor Xavier

Pages: 180

Size: 160 x 199 x 12 mm

ISBN: 9789898452252

    This travel book is a journey circuit through the pre-Arab Spring revolution in Middle East, with texts that work as chronicles of the socio-political contexts in each country, and accompanied by illustrations of the urban sketcher João Queiroz. We get a picture of the Persian Gulf and the Ormuz Strait, where the predominance of old Eastern trading routes is still part of the regional economies. In Jordan and Egypt we observe how the history of ancient civilizations still live under the skin of regular people. And in the Arab Emirates and Bahrein it's the sky-rocketing material progress and the growing of cities that catches our eyes, especially after knowing that that kind of progress doesn't accompany fundamental individual rights.

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