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Myriam Ababsa


New Texts Out Now: Myriam Ababsa, Atlas of Jordan: History, Territories, and Society

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Myriam Ababsa, editor, Atlas of Jordan: History, Territories, and Society. Beirut: Presses de l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient, 2013. أطلس الأردن - التاريخ، الأرض والمجتمع Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Myriam Ababsa (MA): Jordan lacked a synthetic book about its historical resiliencies and social dynamics. The Royal Jordanian Geographical Center published the first two-volume Atlas of Jordan in 1984, but this series was dedicated to the country’s ...

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Myriam Ababsa


Myriam Ababsa is an associate research fellow in social geography at the French Institute for the Near East Institut Français du Proche-Orient. Her work focuses on the impact of public policies on regional and urban development in Jordan and Syria. She holds a PhD in geography from the University of Tours, France (2004). She is the author of Amman de pierre et de paix (Paris: Autrement, 2007) and Raqqa, territoires et pratiques sociales d’une ville syrienne (Beirut: IFPO, 2009). She has co-edited, with Rami Daher, Cities, Urban Practices and Nation Building in Jordan (Beirut: IFPO, 2011), and co-edited, with Baudouin Dupret and Eric Denis, Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East (University of Cairo Press, 2012). Her most recent publication is the Atlas of Jordan: History, Territories, Society (Beirut : IFPO, 2013), written in English and Arabic with a team of forty-eight scholars.