Thursday, March 1, 2012

Collection of Books on the Rich Culture and Heritage of the Middle East

While the Arab Spring is still unfolding, tensions with Iran rising, the crisis in Syria deepening, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only winding down, the media hardly pay attention to the Middle East as a region with a rich culture and a long history.  With this cultural richness in mind, Cosimo in cooperation with Fanack, an independent website providing information on the Middle East, is proud to announce the launch of a collection of classic books about the Middle East.

The titles cover a range of genres, such as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Islam, History, Literature, and Biography, and include popular and also less well-known authors. Among the many titles offered by Cosimo to interested readers and Middle Eastern experts alike, some of the titles are:

-  A Literary History of the Arabs by R.A. Nicholson
- The Story of the Moors in Spain by Stanley Lane-Poole
- The Alchemy of Happiness by Al-Ghazzali

With newly designed covers and an array of subjects covered the Middle East Collection will intrigue any reader of history, literature, language, or ancient text. Visit Cosimo's website to find about more about the titles offered in this extensive collection.

FANACK, Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa, is an independent organization which aims to provide facts and analysis on the Middle East and North Africa, its history, politics, society, economy and culture. Fanack emphasizes the importance of knowledge and easy access to information. Its website,, offers texts in both Arabic and English.

COSIMO CLASSICS offers distinctive titles by the great authors and thinkers throughout the ages. Cosimo Classics, based in New York, is an imprint of Cosimo, a specialty publisher of books and publications that inspire, inform and engage readers. Cosimo’s mission is to create a smart and sustainable society by connecting people with valuable ideas. We offer authors and organizations full publishing support, while using the newest technologies to present their works in the most effective and timely manner.

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