This collection of essays and studies on the Middle East was brought together by its editor with a novel purpose in mind. The people of this area of the world are struggling to adjust to new conditions; their loyalties conflict as they strive to find new paths. To describe and illuminate this clash, what could be more helpful than to discuss these people as social beings, each pursuing his particular role against a changing background. Thus, individual studies deal with traditional figures of the Middle East: the Nomads and their function; the Villager who constitutes the vast majority of the population; the Israeli farmer, a new and modern factor; the Industrial Worker and his activity; the Bazaar Merchant and his share in the Middle Ea...
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