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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dubai Dreamsby Raymond Barrett

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    Sun, sea, shopping, roaring nightlife, the world's tallest building, seven-star resort hotels and sprawling championship golf courses… these all come to mind when thinking about Dubai, the newest and most luxurious hotspot for business and leisure. But what lurks behind this glitzy glamour-town? Raymond Barrett investigates, and finds some fascinating... more...

  • Dubaiby Jim Krane

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Cleopatra "Serpent of the Nile"by Mary Fisk Pack; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain power—including murder, deception, and black magic—examining the women?s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless... more...

  • Southern Arabiaby Bent

    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...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Mordechai Abir

    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, drawing heavily on Saudi sources. There is also essential analysis of regional security dilemmas and... more...

  • Archaeology of the Arabian Gulfby Michael Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The archaeological remains in the Gulf area are astounding, and still relatively unexplored. Michael Rice has produced the first up-to-date book, which encompasses all the recent work in the area. He shows that the Gulf has been a major channel of commerce for millenia, and that its ancient culture was rich and complex, to be counted with its great... more...

  • The Soviet Union and the Arabian Peninsula (RLE Iran A)by Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    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...

  • China-Saudi Arabia Relations, 1990-2012: Marriage of Convenience or Strategic Alliance?by Naser M. Al-Tamimi

    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...