This book will be useful to those in the West and in the Middle East with an interest in the contemporary state of the higher educational system in the region and in education in general. It concentrates on the Gulf, but the problems of control, development, curriculum and purpose in higher education are found throughout the Middle East.
These essays were written in honour of William G Dever, doyen of Syro-Palestinian archaeology, and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he was Professor from 1975 until his retirement in 2001.
Catalogue for exhibit showing many modern professions originated in the ancient Middle East. Artifacts from the Oriental Institute Museum were paired with a manicurist, brewer, boat builder, judge and others. The portraits are accompanied by commentary and will be of interest to educators, historians, and those interested in fine-arts photography.