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  • Sectarian Politics in the Gulfby Frederic M. Wehrey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the Arab uprisings of 2011, Frederic Wehrey investigates the Shi?a-Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf ?s political landscape. Focusing on three states affected most by sectarian tensionsóBahrain, Saudi Arabia, and KuwaitóWehrey identifies the factors that have exacerbated or tempered... more...

  • 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...

  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    From an acclaimed historian, a new and definitive biography of the great Mongol 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 15.00

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World †by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." ?Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India ?Reads like the Iliad . . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative.?... 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...