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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...