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Middle East Complexities: Culture and Conflict

Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources related to Middle East complexities. 


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 began as a companion resource to the Syria Global Gatherings, held during Spring 2015 semester at the Florissant Valley Campus, and has been updated to include resources on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2023 as well as general resources on the Middle East. 

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The guide started as a companion resource to FV's Spring 2015 Syria Global Gatherings by Cathy Reilly. It is updated by the STLCC Instruction Librarians with input from Jennifer Medeiros, Lead Faculty for History, Geography, and Political Science, Florissant Valley campus. 

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Florissant Valley Campus Library
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Phone: 314-513-4514

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St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
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