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  • 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...

  • Dubaiby Jim Krane

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 13.84

    Today, Dubai is a city of shimmering skyscrapers attracting thousands of tourists every year. Yet just sixty years ago Dubai's population scraped a living by picking dates, diving for pearls, or sailing in wooden dhows to trade with Iran and India. Dubai is everything the rest of the Arab world is not. Until recently it was the fastest-growing city... more...

  • Empire, Islam, and Politics of Differenceby Thomas Kuehn

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on a broad range of sources in Ottoman Turkish and Arabic this book offers a new interpretation of late Ottoman imperial rule in Yemen and situates the Ottoman Empire among competing imperial powers in the long nineteenth century. more...

  • Genghis Khanby Brenda Lange

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    A biography of Genghis Khan, the Mongolian leader who, by conquest, created an empire that stretched from Mongolia through the Middle East. more...

  • Global Security Watch?Saudi Arabiaby Matthew Gray

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 52.00

    As possessor of a quarter of the world's oil reserves and host to two of the holiest cities in Islam, Saudi Arabia is an integral part of the cultural, economic, and political well-being of the Middle East. From Persian Gulf security, to Middle Eastern politics, to the international energy industry, events in this desert kingdom strongly impact the... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Hide & Seek Hobartby Dale Campisi

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 7.50

    Hide & Seek Hobart' is your guide to discovering the hidden places of Hobart's city centre and surrounds. Tasmania may have been the lonely island at the edge of Australia, but now with the opening of the provocative MONA gallery and the increase in gourmet dining destinations, the mainland is finally making the pilgrimage to the Apple Isle.... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Yemenby Robert D. Burrowes

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 134.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Yemen has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries, greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, social... more...

  • The History of Saudi Arabiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    Saqi 2013; US$ 26.24

    How has Saudi Arabia managed to maintain its Arab and Islamic values while at the same time adopting Western technology and a market economy? How have its hereditary leaders, who govern with a mixture of political pragmatism and religious zeal, managed to maintain their power? This comprehensive history of Saudi Arabia from 1745 to the present provides... more...