NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION
Since this book is aimed at the general, informed reading public as well as
at academics and area specialists, the editors have chosen to simplify the
orthography and transliteration of Arabic words and phrases. Long
marks over Arabic vowels have been omitted and an apostrophe has been
used to designate the 'ayn as well as the hamzah. Arabic words in common usage have not been italicized. Arabic words are italicized only
where they refer to key concepts pertaining to religious ideology.
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Book title: Syria:Society, Culture, and Polity.
Contributors: Richard T. Antoun - Editor, Donald Quataert - Editor.
Publisher: State University of New York Press.
Place of publication: Albany, NY.
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: xi.
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