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  • Arabia and the Arabsby Robert G. Hoyland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions,... more...

  • Britain's Revival and Fall in the Gulfby Simon C. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Britain's relationship with the Gulf region remains one of the few unexplored episodes in the study of British decolonization. The decision, announced in 1968, to leave the Gulf within three years represented an explicit recognition by Britain that its 'East of Suez' role was at an end. This book examines the decision-making process which underpinned... more...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country?s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three... more...

  • Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulfby Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf  presents a study of transnational cultural flows in the Gulf region and beyond. It combines an understanding of the region's historical connections with the outside world and an assessment of contemporary consequences of these connections. The contributors collected here analyze and map historical and... more...

  • A Survey of the Islamic Sites Near Aden and in the Abyan District of Yemenby Geoffrey King; Christina Tonghini

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 146.95

    This volume provides a brief historical and geographical background to the district of Abyan in the Yemen, followed by a description of the sites identified during the 1994 excavations of sites from the Islamic period carried out by a team from the School of Oriental and African Studies. The final section of the book details the archaeological finds... more...

  • Globalization and the Gulfby John W. Fox; Nada Mourtada-Sabbah; Mohammed Al Mutawa

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    For centuries, the Arabian Gulf has been a crossroads where seafaring people and Bedouins alike travelled great distances transacting business. Events of the past few years, both good and bad, have directed the world?s attention to the Arabian Peninsula, where a rich cultural tradition is rapidly incorporating the latest innovations from around the... more...

  • Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolutionby Dr Lori Plotkin Boghardt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This books explores Kuwaiti internal security challenges of terrorism, sabotage and subversion, and, using untapped Kuwaiti government sources, examines policy responses such as mass deportations and special security trials. The study details how turmoil in neighbouring states and religious tensions threaten Kuwait's environment. more...

  • Succession In Saudi Arabiaby Joseph A. Kechichian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 125.00

    The stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains critical to Western security and economic interests. This crucial study focuses on generation change and identifies individuals with greatest leadership potential; examines their political, social, and religious views. more...

  • Travel Mecca and Saudi Arabiaby MobileReference 2007; US$ 4.99

    An illustrated travel guide, phrasebook, and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Historical, Religious and Cultural overviews. Interesting facts. City Attractions. Comprehensive Phrasebook. Landmark, Street maps, and more. The guide is loaded into the device memory. No network access needed. Easy and fast... more...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In The Siege of Mecca , acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining its repercussions on the Middle East and the world.On November 20, 1979, worldwide attention was focused on Tehran, where the Iranian hostage crisis was entering its third week. That same... more...