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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00
H.R.P. Dickson had the good fortune to spend many years among the Badawin, living and travelling with them as one of them in their own tents. In this book, first published in 1949, the author uses his great experience and knowledge to reveal all aspects of the lives of the nomadic desert Arabs, from social systems to marriage and children, from faith... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 21.99
Fred Halliday writes: 'The Arab Middle East is probably the most misunderstood of all regions; the one with the longest history of contact with the west; yet it is probably the one least understood. Part of the misunderstanding is due to the romantic mythology that has long appeared to shroud the deserts of the peninsula. Where old myths have broken... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
Although the Arabian Peninsula is the heartland of Islam and of the Arab world, for decades it did not receive the attention it deserves from scholars and writers. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the Middle East Centre of St Antony?s College, Oxford, jointly organized a series of seminars, culminating in a conference... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the ancient Arabs were more a religious community than an... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57
The first decade of the new millennium witnessed wide-ranging transformations in the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. They entered unchartered waters by experimenting politically and socially, expanding economically and asserting their influence internationally. These attempts stemmed not only from the realization that such... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40
In recent years Saudi Arabia has experienced changes that have both altered the internal structure of the country and affected its foreign relations. Women have gained additional civil rights; the educational system has been overhauled in an attempt to generate a skilled workforce that can enter the competitive global market; and international concern... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00
In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticized as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! Saudi Arabia provides an insight into living and working in a kingdom where Islam governs almost every aspect of life. Uncover the true psyche of the Saudi peoplethe men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayasand their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope... more...
- Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 39.49
Aufstieg, Boom und Krise einer neuen Stadt der globalisierten Ökonomie: Dubai ? Stadt aus dem Nichts gibt einen aktuellen Zwischenbericht anhand von aufschlußreichen Essays, etwa zur Situation der Gastarbeiter in Dubai, und Interviews mit in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten tätigen Architekten und Kulturschaffenden. more...