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Oman and the United Arab Emirates

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXMDE107

Item EXMDE107. Buy these 5 items as a set for $99 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE, & Arabian Peninsula

ARB87
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
480
1786571048
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide to the Gulf States, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
$34.99

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

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)

ARB54
Farouk El-Baz
Dover Publications
1968
185
0486220265
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect.
$4.95

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

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.
$17.00

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

Rock the Casbah, Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

ISL100
Robin Wright
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2012
307
1439103178
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist in the Middle East, Wright (Dreams and Shadows) interviews the youth at the forefront of the Arab revolt in this insightful portrait of the region at a moment of change.
$17.00

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

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

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

The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

ARB86
Denys Johnson-Davies (Editor)
Doubleday
2006
512
1400079764
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A sweeping and remarkably diverse collection of the work of 79 writers representing 14 countries.
$17.95

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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

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

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

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