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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
Based on extensive research of British documents from the Public Records Office, and American documents from the National Archives and several Presidential Libraries, this book surveys events in Kuwait from the beginning of the twentieth century until the Second World War, and explains Britain's initial interest in the ruling al-Sabah family, before... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
This is an examination of the political, economic and social development of Oman from the accession Sultan Qaboos in a palace coup in 1970 to the promulation of the basic law of 1996. The book argues that the sultanate does not follow the "rentier" model but the patriarchal tradition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 193.00
This much-revised edition of Professor Abir's Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era now includes consideration of both Gulf Wars. Abir examines the social and political forces that have shaped Saudi Arabia, including the impact of Islam and of Westernization, drawing heavily on Saudi sources. There is also essential analysis of regional security dilemmas and... more...
- Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00
Evelyn Shakir?s witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she... more...
- Rough Guides 2013; US$ 22.99
Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
Fred Halliday writes: ‘The Arab Middle East is probably the most misunderstood of all regions; the one with the longest history of contact with the west; yet it is probably the one least understood. Part of the misunderstanding is due to the romantic mythology that has long appeared to shroud the deserts of the peninsula. Where old myths have broken... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 29.14
Hauptbeschreibung "Bye bye Dubai" oder "Do buy" in Dubai? Glitzermetropole oder Größenwahn? Stürzt die Stadt der Superlative in die Immobilienkrise? Ist das Übermorgenland plötzlich pleite und die Ölmilliarden versickern im Sand? Kritiker des Gigantismus im Emirat sehen sich bestätigt; die Medien präsentieren nach dem Überflieger der Golfstaaten... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
This book focuses on the relationship established between China, the world?s second largest economy, and Saudi Arabia, the world?s top oil exporter. Due to Saudi Arabia?s dominance of the world oil market, China is increasingly focusing its attention on the Saudi Arabia as a reliable oil supplier while Saudi Arabia sees China as an enormous potential... more...