The Syrian World Vol. 05 no. 01


The Syrian World Vol. 05 no. 01


Vol. 5 no. 01 of The Syrian World published September 1930. The issue opens with Ameen Rihani's discussion of Women in the Middle East, specifically that up to this point in history women were forced into submission and seclusion in a male dominated world. Rihani discusses how women are now claiming their independence and for the first time attempting education and discussing politics. Rihani in his article speaks on this occurrence in an extremely enlightened manner and, discusses the fundamental importance of the women’s movement in the East as what national progress hinges on. Next Prof. Charles D. Matthews discusses American educational institutions in the Near East, as a part of the study he made while visiting Syria and studying the social, political, economic, and educational trends. There is also a short story adapted from Arabic titled The Tragic Love of a Caliph, which details Yazid ruler of the Umayyad dynasty and his quest for love, which ultimately kills him. Salloum Mokarzel then continues to describe his travels, first on a pilgrimage to the tomb of Abu'l-'Ala, and then to the twin cities of the Orontes. Featured in this issue is also a serial titled Ali Zaibaq or Quicksilver translated by Salloum Mokarzel in collaboration with Mr. Thaddeus S. Dayton. The last two works in the issue are poems one by G. K. Gibran titled Greatness and the other titled The Tale of the Rose by Thomas Asa. The issue concludes with a discussion of The Syrian World’s fifth anniversary, excerpts from the Arab press, and more on the political developments in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Vol. 05 no. 01,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed January 27, 2023,