The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 01


The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 01


Volume 5 Issue 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 gaining an education and discussing politics. Rihani discusses the fundamental importance of the women’s movement in the East. Next Prof. Charles D. Matthews discusses American educational institutions in the Near East as a part of a study he conducted while visiting Syria and studying its 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 political developments in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Volume 05, Issue 01,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed June 14, 2024,