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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Kuwait (Routledge Revival)by Middle East Research Institute

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1985, this study, focusing on Kuwait, looks at the underlying reasons why certain political, economic and social events have taken place in the country?s history. It provides vital analysis of the political and economic issues of the country, and those that have affected it, as well as providing statistical material on all the key... more...

  • The Arabian Peninsulaby Derek Hopwood

    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...

  • The Archaeology of the Arabian Gulfby Michael Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The archaeological remains in the Gulf area are astounding, and still relatively unexplored. Michael Rice has produced the first up-to-date book, which encompasses all the recent work in the area. He shows that the Gulf has been a major channel of commerce for millenia, and that its ancient culture was rich and complex, to be counted with its great... more...

  • The Making of Saudi Arabia, 1916-1936by Joseph Kostiner

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 144.99

    This historical study describes how Saud, with British backing, expanded the Saudi state to embrace most of the Arabian peninsula and establish a family monarchy that survives to this day. more...

  • Contesting the Saudi Stateby Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    An exploration of the controversial debates about religion and politics in Saudi Arabia. more...

  • Bahrainby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and future of Bahrain. more...

  • Inside the Kingdomby Robert Lacey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    "It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale." -Tom Brokaw Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in the world, it also produced fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. In this immensely important book, journalist Robert Lacey draws on... more...

  • Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Centuryby C. Snouck Hurgronje; J.H. Monahan

    BRILL 2006; US$ 105.00

    From 1884-1885, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje stayed in Mecca. He became intimately acquainted with the daily life of the Meccans and the thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 119.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume_Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)_possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance... more...