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Middle East Complexities: Culture and Conflict: Country Profiles:
History & Background

This guide provides resources to help understand and analyze the often conflicting cultural, religious, political, and historical forces at work in the Middle East. It also served as a companion resource to FV's Spring 2015 Syria Global Gatherings.

Arab Music Arab Culture, KOPN 89.5 FM Radio Program, hosted by Rihab Sawah, St. Louis Community College Professor

Rihab Sawah, host'Arab Music Arab Culture' is a cultural program which takes listeners on a journey into the heart of Arab culture to explore its unique rhythms, diverse traditions and history. The Arab world is rich in culture and history, from ancient civilizations, such as Ugarit, Ebla and Mari, that emerged from the heart of Syria, to the ancient city of Babylon in the country known today as Iraq, to ancient Bosra in southern Syria -- once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia.

Learn more about the 'Arab Music Arab Culture' program, listen live or select Playlists for an archive of streaming podcasts. KOPN, Columbia, Missouri's community radio station has been broadcasting this program since 2001 on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST.


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Overviews - Countries and Cultures

Library of Congress Websites

The Library of Congress is a treasure trove of information for researchers. Following are some links that are of particular value:

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000