Arabia and The Gulf: From Traditional Society to Modern States. Essays in Honour of M.A. Shaban’s 60th Birthday (16th November 1986).

Netton, Ian Richard (Editor).

Book ID: 3133

ISBN:      0709918348


8vo. xviii, 259 pp., frontispiece portrait, tables, figures, 1 map, cloth in d/w, index, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front cover, otherwise copy clean & in mint condition, Croom Helm, London, first edition, 1986.


The transformation of Arabia and the Gulf States from traditional societies to modern states has been one of the most remarkable developments of the twentieth century. This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the transformation of the region. It begins by surveying traditional society and goes on to consider the changes in all the countries of the region, by examining the full range of economic, social, political and cultural affairs. The book concludes by surveying the role of oil through the twin filters of literature and economics and the legal position of women in the UAE.

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