The Palestinian Arab House: Its Architecture and Folklore  

Author Canaan, Tewfik [Kanaan, Tawfiq; Taufik; Taufiq]
Place of Publication Jerusalem
Publication Name Syrian Orphanage Press
Year 1933
Language(s) English
RARE monograph on traditional Arabic methods and terms of construction by Tawfiq Canaan (1882-1964), a pioneering physician, ethnographer and Palestinian nationalist, recognized already in his lifetime as a major ethnographer and anthropologist. Besides being a major medical researcher and the first President of the Palestine Arab Medical Association, the director of several Jerusalem area hospitals before, during, and after the 1948 war, he wrote several books and more than 50 articles on the subject of Palestinian folklore in English and German, which serve as valuable resources to researchers of Palestinian and Middle Eastern heritage. Contains many b&w figures and list of Arabic terms with their English equivalents, of great value to every architect working in Palestine, as well as to the Arabist and the archaeologist. 230x155mm. IV+107 pages & 10 full-page b&w plates. Softcover. Cover slightly dirty. Binding coming loose. Spine hinges and upper edge rubbed. Spine bottom edge missing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare inquiry into the traditional techniques and terms of Palestinian Arabs, an outstanding contribution to the ethnography of Arab Palestine, is otherwise in good condition.
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Catalog Index Number MS 26 55

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