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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
This book focuses on the relationship established between China , the world?s second largest oil importer, and Saudi Arabia, the world?s top oil exporter. Due to Saudi Arabia?s dominance of the world oil market, China is increasingly focusing its attention on the Kingdom as a reliable oil supplier while Saudi Arabia sees China as an enormous potential... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
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...
- Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00
Evelyn Shakir?s witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 193.00
This much-revised edition of Professor Abir's Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era now includes consideration of both Gulf Wars. Abir examines the social and political forces that have shaped Saudi Arabia, including the impact of Islam and of Westernization. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
Based on extensive research of British documents from the Public Records Office, and American documents from the National Archives and several Presidential Libraries, this book surveys events in Kuwait from the beginning of the twentieth century until the Second World War, and explains Britain's initial interest in the ruling al-Sabah family, before... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the rapid injection of heritage expertise in museum development... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95
Using a wide range of sources ? inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence ? Robert G. Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the South, to the deserts and oases of the north. more...