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  Middle East - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Middle East is a political and cultural subregion of Asia, or of Africa-Eurasia.
The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner.
"Middle East-North Africa" (MENA), which is sometimes used to encompass the zone from Morocco to Iran, also occasionally called the Greater Middle East; sometimes this term is used to mean the entire area of Africa from the Sahara to the Mediterranean and Asia west of China and India and south of Russia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_East   (1677 words)

 Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Middle Ages of Western Europe are commonly dated from the end of the Western Roman Empire (5th century) until the rise of national monarchies, the start of European overseas exploration, the humanist revival, and the Protestant Reformation starting in 1517.
The Early Middle Ages are characterized by the urban control of bishops and the territorial control exercised by dukes and counts.
Politically, the later Middle Ages were typified by the decline of feudal power replaced by the development of strong, royalty-based nation-states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_Ages   (3122 words)

The special meanings of the middle voice of many verbs must be learned by experience, but can often be inferred from the active meaning.
The forms of the middle and passive voices are identical in the present, imperfect, and perfect tenses.
In the aorist there are separate forms for the middle and passive.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /grk101/linked_pages/middle_voice.htm   (119 words)

 Middle East Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Middle East - Desert Locusts From Issues in the Middle East, Atlas, 1973 (124K)
Middle East - Earthquakes From Issues in the Middle East, Atlas, 1973 (86K)
Middle East - Mean Annual Rainfall From Issues in the Middle East, Atlas, 1973 (120K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/middle_east.html   (391 words)

 The Middle East - Global Issues
Given the vast energy resources that form the backbone of western economies, influence and involvement in the Middle East has been of paramount importance for the former and current imperial and super powers, including France, Britain, USA and the former Soviet Union.
The Middle East is the most militarized region in the world and most arms sales head there.
From the religious backdrops (the region being centers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam) to the regional ally for the US that Israel is, the Palestinian people have been denied a right to their land.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/MiddleEast.asp   (1186 words)

 The Middle Pillar Exercise - By Israel Regardie
For one thing, it will have trained the student in several little tricks of routine and magical technique quite apart from the intrinsic virtues of the exercise, which is to purify and cleanse the entire sphere of personality to the end that the higher self may manifest through a purified body and mind.
The latter in itself, quite apart from the Middle Pillar, is supremely efficacious in producing quiet and calm.
This state gained, the Middle Pillar should be proceeded with, and the names could be silently vibrated in tune with the rhythmic inhalation and exhalation of the breath.
www.davedavies.com /splanet/magic3.htm   (4887 words)

 Africans in America/Part 1/The Middle Passage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Out of the roughly 20 million who were taken from their homes and sold into slavery, half didn't complete the journey to the African coast, most of those dying along the way.
The captives were about to embark on the infamous Middle Passage, so called because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage -- a voyage that began and ended in Europe.
Africans who had made the Middle Passage to the plantations of the New World did not return to their homeland to tell what happened to those people who suddenly disappeared.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part1/1p277.html   (625 words)

 The Middle Kingdom: 2040-1640 BC
This was a major threat to the monarchy; in fact, one king, Amenemhet I, seems to have been murdered by a conspiracy among local governors.
There was no such thing as naturalization in Ancient Egypt or the Middle East; no matter where you lived, you always belonged to your original tribe or nation.
If you migrated to Egypt, you did not become an Egyptian, but became a "sojourner" or "foreigner." The life of a foreigner in Egypt and elsewhere occupied a range of possibilities: sometimes foreigners had fewer privileges and rights, but more often they were allowed to form their own communities with their own leaders and laws.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/EGYPT/MIDDLE.HTM   (371 words)

 "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Like Ally McBeal, The X files and The Simpsons, Fox took a chance with an original show that was creative, enjoyable and a breath of fresh air.
Malcolm in the Middle has a stellar cast, intelligent writing and great direction.
It's one of the first shows that has the characters actually saying what they feel and not thinking about it and some scenes like the father having his back shaved or the mothers breast could turn off some people.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0212671   (562 words)

 NPR : The Middle East and the West, A Troubled History
The Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany, is crushed by Britain and France.
The French and British draw the borders of the modern Middle East, and the League of Nations sanctions their domination of the region.
The Rise of the U.S. in the Middle East
www.npr.org /news/specials/mideast/the_west   (484 words)

 Amazon.com: The Middle East: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the beginning of the Christian era, the region which we now call the Middle East was disputed, for neither the first nor the last time in the thousands of years of its recorded history, between two mighty imperial powers.
The Middle East is a fitting capstone to his long career, surveying with broad strokes so many of the topics he has previously written about in more detail.
My suspicion is that many people believe the Middle East has been 'Arab only' a mistaken idea no one who reads this work, and learns of the variety of cultures, religions and peoples who have played important parts in the region is likely to have again.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684832801?v=glance   (2448 words)

 Middle East North Africa Internet Resource Guide
This guide was created to serve the needs of scholars, students, and interested individuals in finding and using internet resources dealing with the Middle East.
In this document the Middle East is defined as broadly as possible.
The Workshop on Middle East Internet Resources for K-12 Teachers is available.
www.cc.utah.edu /~jwr9311/MENA.html   (430 words)

 Daniel Pipes
That's the title of a 1998 Middle East Quarterly article by Ephraim Kleiman, Don Patinkin Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his answer is resoundingly negative: "Trade data fails to support the existence of a substantial clandestine trade by Israel with the Arab countries.
I mention his article because it's a stock in trade of journalists covering the Middle East to engage in speculation on this topic.
I've been under police protection when I gave a talk on college campuses about the Middle East." Chomsky then goes on to blame the powers-that-be: "The nation's intellectual leaders are intimidated.
www.danielpipes.org   (4556 words)

 Amazon.com: Left of the Middle: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LEFT OF THE MIDDLE "But it's something I can't say Though it seems the other way And it's a game that I can't play...not today I need to tell you Trying to get through Is not always easy left of the middle".
LEFT OF THE MIDDLE is nearly 5 years old now, and has absolutely proved itself to this listener an album that defies age.
After listening to it again for the first time in a while, my opinion is that this is a pretty good debut for a new artist - her voice is definitely pop oriented and because she was involved in the songwriting, she sings with passion & conviction because they are HER songs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000638L?v=glance   (1832 words)

 Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Perceiving political compromise as proof of a historic retreat of Zionism before the Palestinian national movement, and proof that the balance of power is changing in their favor, the Palestinians will be in a better position to continue the struggle.
As long as Jewish sovereignty and Israel's right to equality as a state among the nations is denied and hatred of Israel in the Arab and Moslem worlds remains intense, the need for a credible deterrent will not end.
It is therefore a matter of urgency that while the debate over the future of the Middle East addresses Palestinian claims for an independent state, Israel's rights and requirements for defensible borders, as proposed by President George W. Bush, are now placed squarely on the global diplomatic agenda.
www.jcpa.org   (3068 words)

 Enter the Middle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Catholic Church was already a powerful institution at the end of the Roman Empire and it continued to be the unifying force between the many small kingdoms that would become Europe.
The people of the Middle Ages had a rich culture and produced many advances in art, literature, science, and medicine and paved the way for the ideas that would become the beginning of the Renaissance.
To begin your journey into the Middle Ages, try to picture a world with far fewer people, where no one moved away from their hometown, and life moved at a slower pace.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/history/middleages   (341 words)

 Pages Through the Ages: Building Blocks of Civilization, The Middle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Middle Ages were mostly about the development of life in Europe.
They lived in war -- from the Viking attacks that killed many people during the beginning of the Middle Ages to the Crusades, a series of religious wars.
One big step during the society of the Middle Ages was related to the economy.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /OakViewES/harris/96-97/agespages/middle-ages   (353 words)

 The Middle East: A Vision for the Future - US Department of State
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Palestinian women cast their ballots at a polling station at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City during Palestinian parliamentary elections, January 25.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has welcomed a statement by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Palestinian legislative elections will be held on schedule and another statement by Israeli acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that he will recommend to his Cabinet that Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem be allowed to vote.
usinfo.state.gov /mena/middle_east_north_africa/me_vision.html   (422 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Introduction
This section begins life with an ample selection of over 150 etexts from the middle ages until the end of the Ancien Regime.
The similarity of the contents of a book like Tierney's The Middle Ages and the collections of ninety years ago is striking.
These books were used to orient me as to what is needed in a sourcebook, and what problems there are with current books.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/sbook.html   (2423 words)

 CONTEXT: Curtis White
The Middle Mind is also interested in the spiritual, but it is not the Christian fundamentalist spirituality-with-teeth of the Right Wing.
But once we recognize what kind of mind it is that we are dealing with (a middling mind, as I have said), we can acknowledge that in fact this mind is making a good faith effort to report on something that is in fact very important.
The Middle Mind's motto could be "Promise him culture but give him TV." And so the Middle Mind novelist provides narrative art of the highest aspirations that, minus a few poetical profusions and recondite bits of diction, could pass for pulp fiction.
www.centerforbookculture.org /context/no9/white.html   (2818 words)

 Campus Watch
CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them.
Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.
Written exclusively for Campus Watch by Hugh Fitzgerald, noted commentator on the Middle East and Islam, the series provides a detailed look at the "scholarship" behind the recent controversies that have wracked Columbia.
www.campus-watch.org   (2122 words)

 The Middle Class Squeeze
Meanwhile, the Bush Administration and Congress have passed trillion-dollar tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy, and have pushed a variety of policies that hurt workers and their families.
Taken together, these developments are squeezing the middle class, and threatening most Americans' valued way of life.
Administration and congressional policies are failing the middle class.
www.house.gov /georgemiller/middleclass/middleclass.html   (354 words)

 Middle East Institute: The Middle East Journal
The Middle East Journal—published quarterly since 1947 by the Middle East Institute—provides original and objective research and analysis, as well as source material, on the area from Morocco to Pakistan and including Central Asia.
Or subscribe to the MEJ for your institution.
Book Reviews that are among the most respected, comprehensive, and up-to-date in the field of Middle Eastern studies.
www.mideasti.org /programs/programs_journal.html   (171 words)

 SCA - Midrealm
Properly known as the Middle Kingdom, it consists of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, part of Kentucky, a nip of Iowa, and a bit of Ontario.
In a long and exciting final, Count Felix the Just of Ramsey, fighting for the honor of Countess Madeleina de LaMans emerged victorious over Sir Lutr Ulfskjald, who was fighting for Lady Tessa of Wight.
It is being conducted by the Middle Kingdom web minister.
www.midrealm.org   (159 words)

 Raed in the Middle
Three of them were dancing and drumming, and the fourth one was doing a performance, crying and crawling on a plastic picture of Tookie, and screaming “The mothers of the middle passage!”.
He was a young brown Middle Eastern kid who believed for a reason or another that he was “white”.
My hope now is for the developed world to move itself to a hydrogen based economy and for the US and Europe to leave the Middle East to its Theocracies and infighting.
raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com   (10559 words)

 Exhibits Collection -- The Middle Ages
We think of knights in shining armor, lavish banquets, wandering minstrels, kings, queens, bishops, monks, pilgrims, and glorious pageantry.
In reality, life in the Middle Ages, a period that extended from approximately the fifth century to the fifteenth century in Western Europe, was sometimes all these things, as well as harsh, uncertain, and often dangerous.
The Middle Ages is inspired by programs from
www.learner.org /exhibits/middleages   (133 words)

 MERIP - Middle East Research and Information Project
Free, web-only news analysis and commentary in addition to the in-depth coverage found only in the print quarterly Middle East Report.
The two successive strokes and the cerebral hemorrhage that struck down Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came just a few weeks after the somber ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.
In fact, progress toward Middle East peace depends on undoing the ailing premier's legacy.
www.merip.org   (395 words)

 The Middle Ages: Feudal Life
or safety and for defense, people in the Middle Ages formed small communities around a central lord or master.
Most people lived on a manor, which consisted of the castle, the church, the village, and the surrounding farm land.
At the lowest echelon of society were the peasants, also called "serfs" or "villeins." In exchange for living and working on his land, known as the "demesne," the lord offered his peasants protection.
www.learner.org /exhibits/middleages/feudal.html   (146 words)

 The Country of Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gaza Strip, coastal region of the Middle East (2003 est.
The standard of living is high for a Middle Eastern nation, but a high trade deficit, heavy defense expenditures, and inflation have put the economy under strain.
Middle East Travel Accommodation, history, after hours, travel info, addresses, cities & sights, business....
www.hejleh.com /countries/palestine.html   (7994 words)

 MidEast Web - Middle East Conflict (Palestinian-Israeli Conflict) - Balanced News, Facts, History, Opinions, Peace ...
The Quiet Revolution - Politics of Peace - It is still only words, but for the first time, both Palestinian and Israeli politicians are competing to prove to their electorates that they are moderates who can bring peace.
Live in the Middle East - Travel warning for the United States - Gaza is Safer
Mideastweb Middle East Gateway Hebrew - שער רשת המזרח התיכון לדו-קיום
www.mideastweb.org   (1636 words)

 Welcome to Kids In the Middle®
Kids In the Middle, Inc., is a nonprofit agency that is supported by the United Way of Greater St. Louis, donations, grants and fees for service.
Kids In the Middle has been selected as an on-site partner at the new Family Justice Center in St. Louis City.
Kids In the Middle® strengthens family relationships by providing quality, affordable therapy, education and support to children and families coping with divorce and other transitions.
www.kidsinthemiddle.org   (167 words)

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