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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 180.00
In the first years of the Soviet regime there was little, if any, Soviet interest in Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Over the last fifty years relations between Russia and this part of the world have become more complex; this book traces their intricate history in a full analysis of Soviet policy towards the Arabian Peninsula. It opens with a review... more...
- Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00
This beautifully designed guide helps Dubai travelers steer clear of the over-the-top opulent in favor of more refined venues. Targeting seasoned, sophisticated travelers, it includes photographs and color-coded maps of the profiled locations, all researched by acknowledged Dubai experts. more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 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... 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$ 124.99
In this update to his original 1995 edition, Burrowes (Yemen Arab Republic) expands the book's scope to incorporate events occurring within the last decade and a half, broadening the number of definitions to more than 800. Alphabetized, fully cross-referenced entries run multiple paragraphs in length and profile the figures, religious concerns, organizations,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 525.00
The author, well established as a travel writer and archaeologist, undertook this journey with his wife, making seven journeys in all around the southern part of Arabia including Oman and Dhofar which from 1893 to the end of his life he made his special field for observation and travel. more...