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Clayton, David; Wells, Keith: DISCOVERING KUWAIT'S WILDLIFE
(Fahad Al-Marzouk 1987) pbk, demy 4to, 253pp inc. col. ills. Clean tight signed copy, inscription on tp, covers lightly rubbed. V.Good++ (Book ref. 10045) £10.75
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Heikal Mohamed Illusions of Triumph An Arab View of the Gulf War
Harper Collins, 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 0002550148 350pp, index, end-paper maps, Heikal traces the background to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait and challenges the conventional view that the Gulf War was a crushing victory for international co-operation over a brutal dictator (Book ref. 005389) £25.00
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Sotheby's English Literature and History
London: Sotheby's, 1985. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Auction catalogue for 18th December, 1985, 304 lots, illustrated, comprising printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts, including the archive of John Lane at the Bodley Head, the publisher of The Yellow Book, Charlotte Bronte letter, letters of Baron Corvo, letters by Ernest Hemingway, papers from the Washington family archive, autograph poem by Oscar Wilde, archive of correspondence of Emirs of Kuwait, 16th - 20th literature from the collection of Peter Croft, Shakespeare 4th Folio edition. (Book ref. 4001) £8.00
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Orgill, Andrew.: The 1990-91 Gulf War: Crisis, Conflict, Aftermath: An Annotated Bibliography.
London: Mansell, 1995. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 0720121744 8vo, tan cloth as issued, xvi & 224 pages, index to journal and serial titles, author/subject index. This bibliography of Gulf War literature contains details of books, document collections and journal articles published up to the end of Sept 1993. The 1,423 entries are divided into five broad subject areas: reference sources, general studies, the crisis, the war, and the aftermath. Each section is further divided into particular topics. (Book ref. 3498) £15.00
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REEVE, Simon: The New Jackals - Rami Yousef Osama Bin Laden and The Future Of Terrorism.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1999: ISBN 0 233 99618 4. 1st edition, 1st printing, near fine condition, in very good unclipped (17.99) dust jacket, tall 8vo. original black cloth boards with silver gilt blocking to spine, 294pages including index, illus with b&w photos, ------------Reeve explains how Ramzi Yousef was one of bin Laden's first operatives and documents bin Laden's emergence as the leader of a potent terrorist organization, giving fascinating insights into the man the US President called 'the pre-eminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today' (Book ref. 706) £15.00
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Al Yahya, Mohammad Abdul Rahman: Kuwait : Fall and Rebirth
London: Kegan Paul International, 1993 ISBN: 0710304633 First edition, near fine condition, in a near fine unclipped dustjacket, publisher's original dark green clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 130 pages including index, cream endpapers, ---------------"During the past decade Kuwait's econmic development has been affected by two severe shocks - a collapse in an unofficial stock market in 1982 and the invasion in 1990, coupled with the war of liberation in the following year. How the effects of these shocks were managed form the subject of this book , and will be invaluable to those interested in stock market regulation and in the oil economies of the Gulf." (Book ref. 1272) £20.00
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Daniels John Kuwait Journey
Luton: White Crescent Press Ltd., 1971. 1st. Cloth Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo The story of Kuwaits development from a desolate arid land into a prosperous, thriving State with the production of oil. A crisp clean book of 190 pages illustrated with a block of b&w photographs bound in red cloth covers, 8 3/4" tall. The clipped dust wrapper is otherwise intact and bright. (Book ref. 030115) £5.00
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Ruthven, Malise Freya Stark in Iraq and Kuwait
Garnet Publishing, 1994. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 1859640036 good hbk with d/w, 4to. (Book ref. 103911) £7.00
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Kuronuma,K.,& Abe,Y..: FISHES OF KUWAIT.
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. 1972. pp.123,illus.colour and b.& w.,maps,4to..1st and only edition. A fine hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 1198) £15.00
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Gregory,G..: THE BIRDS OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT.
Privately published. 2005. pp.219,illus.colour,map,8vo..1st and only edition. A mint limpback copy(never issued in hardback). (Book ref. 1902) £12.50
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Ruthven, Malise: FREYA STARK in Iraq and Kuwait
Reading, Garnet Publishing, The St Antony's College Middle East Archives, First Edition 1994 27cms x 21.5cms, 120pp, Map, Black-and-White Photographic Illustrations, Hardback with Dust Jacket in Good/Very Good condition. (Book ref. 8886) £12.50
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Abdul-Aziz, Moudi Mansour: King Abdul-Aziz And The Kuwait Conference 1923-1924
London, Echoes, 1993 8vo, 169pp, Maps, Hardback with Dust jacket both in Very Good/Fine condition. (Book ref. 1415) £12.50
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---:: Archaeological Investigations In The Island Of Failaka 1958-1964
Ministry Of Guidance And Information. Department Of Antiquity And Museums. Kuwait. 1964 24cms x 17cms, *** PAPERBACK *** (Good), Illustrated, TEXT IN ENGLISH & ARABIC (Book ref. 3510) £14.95
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Lienhardt, Peter Disorientations: Society in Flux - Kuwait in the 1950s
Hardcover Ithaca Press 1st Edition 1993 108 0863721664 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright tigh Very Good (Book ref. 537875) £12.00
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Doumato, Eleanor Abdella Getting God's Ear: Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0231116675 The circumscribed role of women in orthodox religious societies has long been an intriguing and perplexing phenomenon, and the reconciliation of feminism with traditional religious practice is controversial to say the least. Getting God's Ear examines the role of religious worship and spiritual affairs in women's lives in the 20th-century Arab world, the meaning of women's exclusion from the sacred precincts of the mosque, women's limited access to religious learning, and the effects of this exclusion on their lives. Yet in spite of such exclusion, Arab women strive for spirituality within their roles as midwives, healers, and ritual participants, seeking to experience community, to heal and be healed, and to find ways of getting God to hear them. Includes illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. (Book ref. 038226) £12.99
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Sulieman, Yasir (Editor) Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa
London: Curzon, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0700704108 The question of identity in relation to language has hardly been dealt with in the Middle East and North Africa, in spite of the centrality of these issues to a variety of scholarly debates concerning this strategically important part of the world. The book seeks to cover a variety of themes in this area. (Book ref. 037741) £85.00
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Bahrani, Zainab Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia
London: Routledge, 2011. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0415619386 Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional bounds of Greece and Rome. Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art historical study that investigates the concepts of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's detailed analysis of how the culture of ancient Mesopotamia defined sexuality and gender roles both in, and through, representation is enhanced by a rich selection of visual material extending from 6500 BC - 1891 AD. Professor Bahrani also investigates the ways in which women of the ancient Near East have been perceived in classical scholarship up to the nineteenth century. (Book ref. 037725) £35.00
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Ireland, Philip Willard Iraq: A Study in Political Development
Abingdon: Routledge, 2005. Second Edition. Hardcover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0710309023 This book published in 1937 is being reissued now because of its obvious contemporary parallels. How was Iraq to be taken from being a "remote" and neglected portion of the Ottoman Empire in 1941 to her then-position of a political unit possessing supposedly all the machinery of a modern state? The growth of Arab nationalism in the region, the establishment of a provisional government, and the search for a ruler all had to be dealt with by the skillful British in the mandated territory. (Book ref. 036399) £120.00
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Stafford, R.S. The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq
Abingdon: Routledge, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0710308930 (Book ref. 036396) £110.00
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Allen, Roger (Editor) Love and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature
London: Saqi Books, 1995. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 086356075X In segregated, conservative societies with a repressive attitude to women, writing on the theme of love and sexuality are of particular interest. Among the plethora of studies on modern Arabic literature, this book is a major treatment of what has generally been a taboo subject. The scope covers the entire history of modern Arabic literature from the late-19th century to the end of the 1980s, with examples drawn from countries as diverse as Egypt and Kuwait. Although the main accent is on the prose of Egypt and the countries of the Mashreq, North African literature is also included. Examples are drawn form poetry, the novel and the short story. Topics range from "Erotic awareness in the early Egyptian short story" to "Death and desire in Iraqi War literature", from "Fathers and husbands as tyrants and victims" to "The foreign woman and the European mistress in the Maghreb novel". "Love and the mechanism of power" is analyzed, as are "Sexual politics and narrative strategies". Love and sexuality are shown as key elements in the work of Tawfik al-Hakim, Fuad al-Tikirli, the Kuwaiti writer Layla al-Uthman annd Nizar Qabbani. Other chapters treat "The lover in popular 20th-century Arabic drama", "Love and beyond in Mahjar literature" and "The romantic imagination and the female ideal". (Book ref. 035622) £5.99
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