Dar Awraq for Publishing and Distribution in Cairo Egypt issued a new book entitled “100 Books in One” by the Syrian writer and researcher Hawas Mahmud.
As its title suggests, the book deals with one hundred books, most of which were published between 2000 and 2020. The topics addressed by the books it discusses are varied, and the book is divided into eight sections.
The first section, Anthropology, includes four books that dealt with the mind, its changes, and how it has been affected by modern technology and social media; it also delves into the future of the mind, and how individuals can reach happiness by in the opinions of many writers, thinkers, and philosophers, and in the opinion of the author herself.
In the second chapter, Media and Globalization, 14 chapters address globalization, the sociology of globalization, the foundations of philosophical globalization, the Facebook revolution, globalization, culture and the relationship between them, as well as visual culture, television addiction, and other matters. The third chapter focuses on books about thought, philosophy and politics.
The following three sections tackle education, sociology, psychology, culture, literature, cinema and criticism.
As for the seventh section, Civilization, History, and Prominent Figures, it delves into an array of topics, including: how we understand the West, Armenians and the Kurds, the history of writing, the history of Qamishli, memories of places and transformations in Damascus, leaders of twentieth century revolutionary leaders, civilization and its contents, the writings of travelers as a historical source, and other matter. The eighth section has one chapter, and it deals with the transformations of the middle class in the Arab world.