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- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 47.95
What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the Al-Thani tribe shaped the history of modern Qatar? And how is a traditional tribal society adapting to its status as a burgeoning economic superpower? _x000D__x000D_Qatar plays a crucial part in the Middle East today. With the second greatest... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 23.95
While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam, a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East: the Sultanate of Oman guards the entrance to the Arabian Gulf, and thus controls the movement of oil from that region. In the 1960s and 70s, the Communists tried to seize this artery and, had they succeeded, the consequences... more...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 144.99
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...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99
The book discusses the grievances that have existed in Bahrain for years, which stem from the rule of a minority Sunni ruling family over a majority of Shia. The grievances include political repression, economic discrimination, and human rights violations. These grievances are at the heart of the on-going anti-regime demonstrations in Bahrain. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99
As popular uprisings spread across the Middle East, popular wisdom often held that the Gulf States would remain beyond the fray. In Sectarian Gulf , Toby Matthiesen paints a very different picture, offering the first assessment of the Arab Spring across the region. With first-hand accounts of events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, Matthiesen... more...