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OMAN. Buy these 5 items as a set for $105 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Empty Quarter

ARB122
George Steinmetz
Harry N. Abrams
2009
208
0810983818
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In an amazing feat of politics and derring-do, photographer George Steinmetz crossed the Arabian Peninsula in a motorized paraglider, capturing the drama and allure of the remarkable Rub’al-Khali, largest and hottest desert in the world, in glorious color. With maps, essays and a tribute to Wilfred Thesiger and the explorers who came before.
$45.00

Arabian Sands

ARB15
Wilfred Thesiger
Penguin
2007
400
0141442077
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The last of the great British traveler-explorers, Thesiger (1910-2003) journeyed among the nomadic camel-breeding peoples of Southern Arabia in the late 1940s, falling in love with the desert and ways of life of the Bedouin. This eloquent book is his tribute to them.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Oman

ARB114
Simone Nowell
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334752
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy introduction to local attitudes, beliefs and culture includes tips for travelers.
$9.95

Odyssey Oman, Jewel of the Arabian Gulf

ARB127
Georg Popp
Odyssey Publications
2010
416
9622178138
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A fact-filled, beautifully illustrated and authoritative introduction to Oman, with maps, photographs and essays.
$27.95

Oman, United Arab Emirates Map

ARB48
Gizi Map
2015
1
9638703075
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Oman and the UAE at a scale of 1:1,250,000, featuring shaded relief and elevation tinting.
$14.95

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

A History of the Middle East

MDE84
Peter Mansfield, Nicolas Pelham
Penguin Putnam
2013
567
0143121901
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An incisive, illuminating guide to understanding this crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world. It follows Middle Eastern history from the invasion of Napoleon to 2012.
$20.00

A Peace to End All Peace

ARB13
David Fromkin
Henry Holt
2009
688
0805088091
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Indispensable to understanding current tensions, alliances and the colonial legacy of the region, Fromkin's vivid tale of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern Middle East is out in a 20th anniversary edition.
$24.00

Arab Seafaring

ARB47
George F. Hourani, John Carswell
Princeton University Press
1996
140
0691000328
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An expanded edition of the classic authoritative history of Arab sea trade in the Indian Ocean from its earliest origins through trade with China and East Africa in Middle Ages.
$35.00

Behind the Veil in Arabia, Women in Oman

ARB05
Unni Wikan
University of Chicago Press
1991
314
0226896838
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful and remarkable look at the role of women in Oman based on Wikan's fieldwork as well as her personal experiences and impressions of the place.
$31.00

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

Oman, Politics and Society in the Qaboos State

ARB142
Marc Valeri
Oxford University Press
2013
256
0199333483
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
When Sultan Qaboos came to power in 1970, few expected him to survive as ruler of the Persian Gulf state of Oman. Yet his regime brought about the country’s renaissance and national unification. Marc Valeri explores the social and political perpetuation of monarchies in post-colonial states.
$27.50

Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West

ARB75
Milton Viorst
Modern Library
2007
224
0679643303
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of contemporary Arabia and the uneasy relationship with the West in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series by a journalist and senior scholar at the Middle East Institute.
$13.95

The Arab World, Forty Years of Change

ARB33
Elizabeth Warnock and Robert Fernea, Thomas Hartwell (Photographer)
Doubleday
1997
432
0385485204
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An award-winning look at life in the Middle East, updated in the 1990s. The authors revisit towns and cities, paying close attention to how changes such as the Gulf War and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations have impacted daily life.
$17.95

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

ARB36
Daniel Yergin
Touchstone
2008
908
1439110123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Master storyteller Yergin conjures a large and fascinating cast of tycoons, sheiks and politicians in this monumental and thoroughly researched history examining the story of petroleum and the West's dependence on the oil-rich Middle East.
$22.00

The Stakes: America in the Middle East, The Consequences of Power and the Choice for Peace

MDE88
Shibley Telhami
Perseus
2003
232
0813342198
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent review of current U.S.- Arab relations, updated with a new epilogue. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, is a scholar at the Brookings Institution.
$16.95

The Road to Ubar, Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

ARB49
Nicholas Clapp
Mariner Books
1999
342
0395957869
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A fascinating day-by-day account of Clapp's search in the 1980s for the ruins of Ubar, an ancient Arabian trading center on the frankincense route in Oman's Empty Quarter.
$19.95

Sandstorms, Days and Nights in Arabia

ARB08
Peter Theroux
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
281
0393307972
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
As a journalist in Saudi Arabia, Peter Theroux (Paul's brother) learned the language and immersed himself in the realities of day-to-day life. This book is a memoir of his experiences, both a revealing collection of anecdotes and a humorous portrait of a place.
$21.00

The Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height.
$17.95

For Kids

The Arabian Nights, Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

ARB61
Fiona Waters, Christopher Corr (Illustrator)
Trafalgar Square
2002
96
1843650037
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
1
0
FAMILY
The Arabian Nights, up-to-date and colorful.
$22.95

The Turtle of Oman

ARB154
Naomi Shihab Nye
Greenwillow
2016
304
0062019783
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This short novel sees the wonders of Oman through the eyes of a child. When his parents announce the family will be moving to Michigan, their young son, Aref, goes on a series of small adventures and collects stones to remember his homeland.
$6.99

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Islam and the West

ARB12
Bernard Lewis
Oxford University Press
1994
217
0195090616
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
In this illuminating collection of essays, one of the great authorities on the Middle East explores the common ground shared by Islam and the West.
$19.99

Northeast Africa and Arabia Map

AFR33
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067128361
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded map of the Northeast region of the continent at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation

ISL02
Ali Jamale Ahmed
Princeton University Press
2001
571
0691074992
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A handsome bilingual edition of the Holy Book of Islam as elegantly translated by the Pakistani novelist, critic and diplomat Ahmed Ali.
$22.95

Multiple Identities of the Middle East

MDE29
Bernard Lewis
Schocken Books
2001
176
0805211187
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lewis illuminates the clash of old and new in the Middle East in this collection of essays on the many layers of language, history and religion in the region.
$14.00

Beyond the Veil, Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society

MDE35
Fatima Mernissi
Indiana University Press
1987
200
0253204232
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An examination of sexuality and gender issues in the modern Muslim world.
$18.00

Orientalism

ISL07
Edward W. Said
Random House
2003
432
039474067X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An influential account of Western attitudes and Muslim stereotypes by the great Middle East scholar. First published in 1978.
$17.00

Arab World Map

ARB53
Geoprojects
Geocart
1983
2
086351054X
MAP
Reference
0
1
0
0
A full color shaded relief map of the North Africa and Southwest Asia at a scale of 1:10,000,000 with general information about each of the countries on the reverse.
$21.95

No god but God

ISL50
Reza Aslan
Random House
2011
310
0812982444
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholar of religion, Aslan looks back to Muhammad in Mecca and the original vision of Islam in this engaging report on the meaning and message of Islam in the 21st century.
$18.00

Muhammad, A Prophet for Our Time

ISL60
Karen Armstrong
HarperCollins
2007
240
0061155772
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Armstrong looks at the significance of Mohammed's life and teachings.
$15.99

Bradt Guide Oman

ARB80
Diana Darke, Sandra Shields
Bradt Publications
2017
320
1784770205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the popular Bradt series.
$27.99

National Geographic Complete Photography

PHT36
Scott Stuckey, National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2011
408
142620776X
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Beautifully bound in hard cover, National Geographic's top photographers, including Annie Griffiths, Steve McCurry and Frans Lanting, contribute to this comprehensive reference, packed with tips, how-tos, photo galleries and stories from the field.
$40.00

Rough Guide Oman

ARB147
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2011
263
1848365985
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Oman in the hip, literate and very infomative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history.
$22.99