The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 08


The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 08


Volume 5 Issue 08 of The Syrian World published April 1931. The issue is especially long as it was published the same month famed poet and frequent contributor to the Syrian World, Kahlil Gibran, passed away. There are only just a few inclusions in the article that are not related to Gibran's passing. The first is an article discussing the concept of chivalry in Arabia and Islam. This article primarily deals with the origin of chivalry, which seems to point to the crusades, in which Moslem and Christian knights met in combat. Salloum Mokarzel, in addition to his tribute work to Gibran, is featured for the continuation of his travels through Jebel-Druze. There is then the usual installment of "Ali Zaibaq," now a regular series of The Syrian World. The issue closes with political developments in Syria and excerpts from the Arab press. Intermingled with the issue's regular stories are works dedicated to Gibran. There is a discussion of his last days followed by a description of his Boston funeral. The remainder of the pieces are works by other authors normally featured in the Syrian World
the rest pay tribute to one of the most important Lebanese literary figures of all time.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 08,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed July 18, 2024,