The Rough Guide to Jordan is a handbook to the Middle East's most alluring destination. Features include: a full-colour section introducing Jordan's highlights; detailed accounts of all the sights and attractions, including the ancient city of Petra, the Red Sea resort of Aqaba and the desert cliffs of Wadi Rum; up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay - in all price ranges; practical guidance on experiencing the unspoilt natural environment, from diving in the Red Sea to trekking and wildlife spotting, plus informed background on history, religion, art, politics and nature; and maps and plans for every region.
Author: M. Schoenmaeckers
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Release Date: 1983-01-01
Le 23 novembre 1964, jour de la promulgation de Lumen Gentium, la constitution dogmatique sur l'Eglise, marque un evenement: c'est la premiere fois dans l'histoire de l'Eglise qu'une assemblee de la Sainte Eglise s'exprime solennellement sur la vie consacree. Le sixieme chapitre de la constitution traite de la signification et de l'essence de la vie religieuse, la reliant au mystere de l'Eglise, peuple de Dieu. Ce texte conciliaire presente la vie religieuse comme un etat canonique, celui du chretien qui tend, dans un institut de perfection, a la charite parfaite et consacre sa vie a Dieu et aux hommes ppar la profession des conseils evangeliques de chastete, pauvrete et obeissance. De toute evidence, cette declaration doctrinale est importante pour l'Eglise et pour le developpement de la vie consacree dans l'Eglise. En lisant Lumen Gentium, on est assez vite frappe par le debut abrupt du sixieme chapitre sur les religieux; car tous les autres chapitres s'ouvrent par une breve introduction. Cepedant on ne peut deracher ce chapitre de ce que a ete dit precedemment sur la vocation universelle a la saintete. En fait, l'histoire du texte fait clairement ressortir le lien qui unit ces chapitres.
Author: Jane Taylor
Publisher: Aurum PressLtd
Release Date: 2005
In this book, now republished in an updated edition, Jane Taylor provides a superb portrait of the city for visitors (and for armchair travellers) which also relates the history of the mysterious Nabateans who built the city and the miles of water channels which diverted the sparse local rainfall into its reservoirs. There is a full description, and many magnificent photographs, of the various buildings which can be seen by visitors today with an account of their origins and uses and the latest archeological findings.
#1 best-selling guide to Jordan* Lonely Planet Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient city of Petra, experience life in the desert wilderness at a Bedouin camp and float in the Dead Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Jordan Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - archaeology, Biblical sites, people, society, traditional crafts, cuisine, etiquette, landscapes, wildlife. Over 44 maps Covers Ammam, Jerash, Irbid, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt Nebo, Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Musa, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Desert Highway, Azraq and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Jordan, our most comprehensive guide to Jordan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker and Paul Clammer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Jordan. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, February 2014-January 2015
'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978 and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her. A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Marguerite's light-hearted and guileless observations of the people she comes to love are as heart-warming as they are valuable, charting Bedouin traditions now lost to the modern world.
Israel's historic and religious heritage is brought to life through a series of color photos of the country's most important sites as you see them today -- with acetate overlays containing vivid reconstructions of the sites as they once were.This unique, indispensable guide lets travelers see the past as never before. It's the perfect companion for anyone who wants to explore the historic and holy sites and see them as they were meant to be seen. Also included: An introduction to ancient Israel Dozens of full-color photos and maps Complete service information, with directions, transportation information, opening times, costs, and nearby places to eat or spend the night
Widely regarded as most comprehensive guide to Jordan, The Rough Guide to Jordan provides everything you need discover the Middle East's most remarkable destination. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, lift the lid on this fascinatingly diverse country. Explore the world wonder that is Petra, an ancient city carved from rose-red mountain cliffs. Roam the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum beloved of Hollywood location scouts, then relax on golden beaches at Aqaba, Jordan's beautiful Red Sea resort. At every point, The Rough Guide to Jordan steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions from our expert author. Whether you're discovering contemporary art in Amman or floating your cares away on the Dead Sea, make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Jordan.
Author: Douglas C Comer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Social Science
Once visited only by the cognoscenti of the ancient world, over the last decade Petra has drawn almost a million visitors in some years. Petra burst into popular consciousness with the release of enormously popular motion picture Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. Moviegoers all over the world were introduced to some of the spectacular scenic wonders of Petra: the Siq, a narrow chasm with colorful, towering sandstone walls, and Al-Khazna, the exquisitely carved tomb for a Nabataean king. For centuries, the Nabataeans controlled the trade in precious commodities across the Arabian Peninsula, bring spices from Southeast Asia, incense from present-day Yemen, gold and ivory from Africa, and silk from the Far East across the Empty Quarter to ports on the western Mediterranean. In 1985, Petra was included on the list of World Heritage Sites. Since then, low cost jet travel and a fast highway from the capital city of Amman have made the site increasingly accessible. The Jordanian government has made attracting tourists to Jordan a top priority. For all of the attention that Petra has received, it is still surprisingly poorly understood. A widely accepted chronology of the city, even the dates of major tombs and monuments, has yet to be established. Even the mystery of why and how Arab nomads adopted a sedentary lifestyle and built a great city has yet to be fully explained. Will Petra’s popularity as a tourism destination overshadow the importance of addressing these questions, and, more importantly, will tourism damage the archaeological remains there in ways that make answers more difficult or even impossible to find?
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Archaeological sites in Jordan, Petra, Amman, AEnon, Al Karak, Tall Zira'a, Umm Qais, Jerash, Madaba, Dhiban, Deir Alla, Johfiyeh, Tulul adh-Dhahab, Heshbon, German Protestant Institute, Gadara Region Project, Biblical Archaeological Institute, Mount Nebo, Beidha, Machaerus, Deir Alla Inscription, 'Ain Ghazal, Qasr al Abd, Tell Johfiyeh, Jawa Dam, Al Khazneh, Montreal, Tell Hammeh, Bozrah, Pella, Jordan, Jebel al-Madhbah, Harrana, Gadara Aqueduct, Siq, Abila, Aroer, Sanctuary of Agios Lot, Khirbat en-Nahas, Uyun al-Hammam, Rujm Al-Malfouf, Punon. Excerpt: Amman (; Amm n) is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost 6.5 million by 2025 due to constant and rapid immigration. Amman is also the administrative seat of the homonymous governorate. Amman is also ranked a Gamma global city on the World city index. Amman was named one of the MENA's best cities according to economic, labour, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. Amman is considered one of the richest and most Western-oriented cities in the Middle East. According to the 2011 Global Mastercard Index of Global Destination Cities, Amman is among the top ten cities in the entire Middle East and Africa region in terms of international visitors and international visitor spending making it an important global destination city for tourism and business. According to the index, the city alone welcomes 1.8 million visitors and makes $1.3 billion a year in international visitors' spending. Regionally, Amman is considered more prominent in global business and tourism than its counterparts in the Persian Gulf..