Syria: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
The brutal civil war taking place in Syria today has led toenormous changes throughout the country, and has exacted a cruelprice on its people. The tragedies that continue to befall thecountry has changed its physical and human landscape immensely and,for those who remain, displacement and considerable hardships aresuffered by most.No one is sure how things in Syria will end, for how much longerthe brutal and protracted military conflict will continue, or whena tangible peace will be reached, and by whom. Whatever the casemay be, Syria and its population will bear little resemblance towhat it once was.Culture Smart! Syria is a window into the rich and complexculture of what has always been an integral part of the Arab world.Having been written prior to the start of the civil war, it is forthose interested in the country's history and the traditions andcustoms of its people, offering testament to a way of life that,though changed immeasurably, should not be forgotten.