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- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 109.99
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume_Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)_possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubai will lead you straight to the very best Dubai has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... more...