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Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia

  • Of Sand or Soilby Nadav Samin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and... more...

  • Building a World Heritage Cityby Dr Michele Lamprakos; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of modernization, in Yemen the two processes have been... more...

  • Kuwait (Routledge Revival)by Middle East Research Institute

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1985, this study, focusing on Kuwait, looks at the underlying reasons why certain political, economic and social events have taken place in the country?s history. It provides vital analysis of the political and economic issues of the country, and those that have affected it, as well as providing statistical material on all the key... more...

  • The Arabian Peninsulaby Derek Hopwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Although the Arabian Peninsula is the heartland of Islam and of the Arab world, for decades it did not receive the attention it deserves from scholars and writers. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the Middle East Centre of St Antony?s College, Oxford, jointly organized a series of seminars, culminating in a conference... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machineby Chris Peers

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.50

    As a soldier and general, statesman and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is an almost legendary figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a sinister reputation. As Chris Peers shows, in this concise and authoritative study, he possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men - he ranks among the greatest... more...

  • The Arab of the Desert (RLE Saudi Arabia)by H.R.P. Dickson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00

    H.R.P. Dickson had the good fortune to spend many years among the Badawin, living and travelling with them as one of them in their own tents. In this book, first published in 1949, the author uses his great experience and knowledge to reveal all aspects of the lives of the nomadic desert Arabs, from social systems to marriage and children, from faith... more...

  • State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (RLE Saudi Arabia)by Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Saudi Arabia is one of the most important countries in the modern world. Not only does it possess some 25 per cent of the world?s proven oil reserves, it also plays a crucial role in the wider Gulf region where over 50 per cent of proven reserves are located. Developments in Saudi Arabia will inevitably affect the economic well-being of the Western... more...