The Cultural History of Petra and its Neighborhood

This is a publication of the proceedings from a workshop held in Petra on 29-30\8\2002 under the title of “The Social History of Petra and its Neighborhood”

It includes sixteen papers, fourteen of which are in Arabic. These papers fall under four subject areas: The historical and cultural entity of the Petra region, the economic domain, the role of tourism and cultural resourses/alternatives in Petra and its surroundings, and, finally, the organization and planning of the city.