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- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 124.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...