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  • Aden Insurgencyby Jonathan Walker

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. Britain's dwindling power in the Middle East was under siege from Arab nationalism, the Communist bloc and from American designs in the region. Aden, with its strategic military base and old Protectorate buffer zone, was soon the main battleground. The 1962 Egyptian-inspired coup in the neighbouring... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    From an acclaimed historian, a new and definitive biography of the great conqueror Genghis Khan more...

  • The History of Saudi Arabiaby Alexei Vassiliev

    Saqi 2013; US$ 23.99

    How has Saudi Arabia managed to maintain its Arab and Islamic values while at the same time adopting Western technology and a market economy? How have its hereditary leaders, who govern with a mixture of political pragmatism and religious zeal, managed to maintain their power? This comprehensive history of Saudi Arabia from 1745 to the present provides... more...

  • Dubaiby Jim Krane

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 13.84

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • 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...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...