Mouzakirat Ahmad Muhammad Nuʿman - [Memoirs of Ahmad Muhammad Nuʿman]
Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sanaa (CEFAS) & the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
This is a cultural and political biography of Muhammad Nuʿman (1909–1996), Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic in 1965 and in 1971. His first political act was founding a school, for which he was dubbed “The Professor.” In this way, he asserted the importance of education to the revolutionary process and to national development. In 1969, Nuʿman donated a collection of personal archives to the Jafet Library at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and gave a lengthy oral testimony of the most salient episodes of his personal and political life as part of the Oral History Project, which AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies conducted during the 1960s and 1970s.
Arabic, with small summaries in English and French, 2004, 270 pages, softcover, $6.
Byzantium in Early Islamic Syria
Edited by Nadia El-Cheikh & Shaun O’Sullivan
This publication contains the proceedings of a 2007 conference organized by the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut and the Center for Antiochene Studies at the University of Balamand. It is divided into two parts comprising two respective chronological eras, reflecting the intention of the conference to pursue a dual and comparative focus with the hope of throwing fresh light on both eras – the early Islamic period, from the Islamic conquests of Syria until the fall of the Umayyad dynasty (632–750), and the period of Byzantine reconquest of Syria (969–1084).
English & French, 2011, 189 pages, softcover, $10.