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  • Bahrain Through The Agesby Al-Khalifa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 450.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • CultureShock! Saudi Arabiaby Peter North; Harvey Tripp

    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 people—the men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayas—and their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 119.99

    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...

  • 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

    Staying in Mecca from 1884-1885, the author became intimately acquainted with the daily life of the Meccans and the thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. Here, he deals with social and family life, funeral customs and marriage, offering an insight into one the most important places in islamic culture. more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 109.99

    Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Abbreviations and Acronyms Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Prehistory and Ancient History Chapter 7 The Islamic Era Chapter 8 Modern History Chapter 9 Bahrain Chapter 10 Kuwait Chapter 11 Oman Chapter 12 Qatar Chapter 13 United Arab Emirates Chapter 14 Introduction... more...

  • Historical Muscatby John Peterson

    BRILL 2006; US$ 142.00

    Defines and explains the historical environment that determined the significance and design of Oman's capital Muscat, its twin city Matrah, and their environs prior to 1970. This book also examines how the development of the Muscat conurbation proceeded largely without any consideration of the impact on Muscat's tangible or remembered history. more...