By Patit P. Mishra, Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, Carolyn M. Elliott
In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it hasn't ever been extra very important for americans to appreciate and enjoy overseas cultures and the way humans dwell, love, and study in parts of the area strange to such a lot U.S. scholars and most of the people. The 4 volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a leap forward during this undertaking via providing concise info on these areas prone to be such a lot "foreign" to U.S. scholars: the center East, Asia, and Africa. The rationale is to exhibit what everyday life is like for individuals in those chosen areas. it truly is was hoping entries inside of those volumes will reduction readers in efforts to appreciate the significance of cultural sociology, to understand the consequences of cultural forces all over the world, and to benefit the heritage of nations and cultures inside of those vital areas.
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Abraham, Hagar, and Ishmael Prehistory to 1250 4 Abraham, Hagar, and Ishmael Greatly disturbed, Abraham consulted God, who told him to follow Sarah’s directions. At that time, God assured Abraham that just as Isaac would become the leader of the Jewish nation, Ishmael too would be the founder of a different people. Having received these assurances, Abraham packed bread and water for Hagar, who took Ishmael into the desert wilderness of Beersheba. After they had wandered and exhausted their supply of water, Hagar put Ishmael under a bush and sat apart from him because she did not want to witness her son dying.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) forms at the Arab League’s Cairo Summit. Led by Yasser Arafat, the PLO becomes the leading force working for an independent Palestine. 1948. After the final departure of British troops from Palestine, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declares the creation of the Jewish state of Israel. 1967. Six-Day War: In anticipation of an attack, Israel launches an air strike against amassing Arab forces, winning a fast and decisive victory. Israel acquires considerable Arab territory, including the West Bank of the Jordan River, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula.
E. Lawrence of the British Army begins. Britain seems to agree to Arab independence following the war under the terms of the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence. 1941. The government of Iraq is overthrown by Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and his supporters, precipitating a British invasion because the United Kingdom is afraid Rashid Ali’s ties to the Axis powers may impel him to cut off oil supplies to the Allies. After a month, the previous government is restored and the British military occupies Iraq. 1945.