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Al-Tadwin al-Musiqi al-Muʿarab التدوين الموسيقي المُعَّرب

This book is an account of the efforts of Dr. Edwin Lewis, a professor at the Syrian Protestant College (now the American University of Beirut) in the late nineteenth century to modify the system of Western musical notation to fit Arabic music (and more specifically, church music). In this work, Shafik Jeha addresses how musical notation was adapted to correspond with the right-to-left direction of Arabic musical texts, and includes the reactions of some Arab composers to the revised method of notation. How did this new method of music notation appear on the musical scene? How important was it to musicians in the Arab world? How did it spread? What problems did it face? What were the consequences of the new musical notation method? What were its advantages and its disadvantages? Shafik Jeha answers all these questions and many more in this book, which is divided into three parts: the first deals with the emergence of Arabized musical notation, the second addresses the development of this new type of notation, and the last elaborates on its dissemination.
$20.00

An American Nurse Amidst Chaos

​​Eighteen-year-old Gladys Mouro left her home in New Hampshire for the American University of Beirut, where she soon became a first-rate registered nurse. But in her pursuit of adventure, Lebanon gave her more than she had ever bargained for. Less than a year after her arrival, Lebanon's civil conflict erupted and swept her into fifteen years of dealing with the tragic human consequences of war in an understaffed and unprotected hospital. This book is a personal record of living and working in a war-torn land; it is also a story of the noble survival of an institution – the American University of Beirut Medical Center and the courageous people who, against all odds, kept it alive and functioning throughout the Lebanese Civil War.
$14.00

Berytus Volume LV / 2016

Berytus is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the archaeological and ethnoarchaeological studies on Syria and Lebanon from prehistoric to Islamic times, but will also publish articles on neighbouring regions and in related fields.​​ Berytus Archaeological Studies volumes 55 and 56 celebrate the year 2016 marking the 150th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the American University of Beirut. This volume is the companion of volume 56 which appeared in the same year.
$30.00

Berytus Volume LVI / 2016

Published since 1934 by AUB’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Berytus is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted primarily to archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and historical studies on Lebanon and Syria from prehistoric to Ottoman times. Several recent volumes have been devoted to publishing the results of excavations undertaken in the Souks area of the Beirut Central District by the American University of Beirut in association with the Archaeological Collaboration for Research and Excavation (ACRE) between 1994 and 1996. Since 1964, Berytus has been published either annually or biennially.​ Berytus Archaeological Studies volumes 55 and 56 celebrate the year 2016 marking the 150th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the American University of Beirut. This volume is the companion of volume 55 wich appeared in August 2016.
$30.00

Berytus Volume LVII-LVIII / 2017-2018

​Published since 1934 by AUB’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Berytus is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted primarily to archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and historical studies on Lebanon and Syria from prehistoric to Ottoman times. Several recent volumes have been devoted to publishing the results of excavations undertaken in the Souks area of the Beirut Central District by the American University of Beirut in association with the Archaeological Collaboration for Research and Excavation (ACRE) between 1994 and 1996. Since 1964, Berytus has been published either annually or biennially.
$30.00

Contemporary Ceramics in Lebanon

This book showcases the work of twenty featured artists from the first group exhibition of contemporary ceramists in Lebanon, and thus is the first of its kind. Innovation in fine arts at AUB goes back at least to 1929, when the University hosted first solo exhibition in Lebanon with the work of Lebanese artist Mustafa Farroukh. ​This is a publication of the Project Steering Committee for an Arts Center at AUB.
$3.50