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  • Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulfby Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00

    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...

  • The Persian Gulf in the Coming Decadeby Daniel L. Byman; John R. Wise

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Likely challenges to US interests in the Persian Gulf, key uncertainties and trends, and the implications of those trends for the USA are examined in this study. It concludes that while many trends in the region are positive, daunting problems remain. 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...

  • Thicker Than Oilby Rachael Bronson

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    For 55 years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Since 9/11 this partnership has been sorely tested. Drawing on a range of archival material, declassified documents, and interviews with leading Saudi and American officials, this book shows why the partnership became so intimate and the problems that it spawned. 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...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Kuwaitby Soloman A. Isiorho

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • Saudi-Iranian Relations Since the Fall of Saddamby Frederic Wehrey; Theodore W. Karasik; Alireza Nader

    RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95

    The often tense relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been at the center of many of the major political shifts that have occurred in the Middle East since the fall of Saddam Hussein. This book surveys Saudi-Iranian relations since 2003, focusing on how they have affected and been affected by the major events in the Persian Gulf and the Levant,... more...

  • Gertrude Bellby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 36.00

    Women Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid women whose hunger for adventure and knowledge compelled them on paths of discovery around the world. Their discoveries not only brought stores of information on topics ranging from ancient dinosaur fossils to life in Tibet, but also challenged the established roles of women in their fields. Bell... more...

  • Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulfby Nelida Fuccaro

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    This book examines the political and social life of the Gulf city and its coastline, as exemplified by Manama in Bahrain. more...