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  • Boom Amid Gloomby N. Janardhan

    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...

  • Dubaiby Elisabeth Blum; Peter Neitzke

    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...

  • The Struggle for Mastery in the Fertile Crescentby Fouad Ajami

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    In this book, Fouad Ajami analyzes the struggle for influence along the Fertile Crescent?the stretch of land that runs from Iran?s border with Iraq to the Mediterranean?among three of the regional powers who have stepped into the vacuum left by the West: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He explains that, of the three powers competing for influence,... more...

  • Kuwaitby Anthony H Cordesman

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    With the thoroughness that this recently spotlighted nation requires, this volume examines Kuwait?s internal and external security situation after the turbulent days of the Gulf War and investigates continued Western involvement in its safekeeping. It also examines Kuwait?s changing role as an energy exporter. more...

  • Chinggis Khanby Michal Biran

    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...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Sherifa Zuhur

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book describes all aspects of Saudi Arabia, including its government, economy, society, and culture, as well as its role in the Middle East and its position internationally. more...

  • The Arab of the Desert (RLE Saudi Arabia)by H.R.P. Dickson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    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...

  • State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (RLE Saudi Arabia)by Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Saudi Arabia is one of the most important countries in the modern world. Not only does it possess some 25 per cent of the world?s proven oil reserves, it also plays a crucial role in the wider Gulf region where over 50 per cent of proven reserves are located. Developments in Saudi Arabia will inevitably affect the economic well-being of the Western... more...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...

  • Saudi Arabia on the Edgeby Tom Lippman

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Of all the countries in the world that are vital to the strategic and economic interests of the United States, Saudi Arabia is the least understood by the American people. Saudi Arabia?s unique place in Islam makes it indispensable to a constructive relationship between the non-Muslim West and the Muslim world. For all its wealth, the country faces... more...