The Omanis Sentinels of The Gulf.

Graz, Liesl.

Book ID: 9519

ISBN:      0582783488


8vo. xv, 202 pp., b/w plates, 1 map, tables, cloth in d/w, annex, biblio, index, previous owner’s name inscribed verso & front lower cover, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Longman Group Ltd, London, first edition, 1982.


The author attempts to introduce the people of Oman and their way of life. She has spent months living and travelling among them. She provides a vivid description of the farmers of the oases watering their crops using irrigation channels built two thousand years ago; the fishermen of Kuria Muria; the bedu; the varied groups of townspeople; the jeballi of Dhofar, long feared by their Arab neighbours; the women; the decision makers; and His Majesty the Sultan himself – the true guardian of the Gulf.

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