Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States

Product Description
In 1990-91, the Persian/Arab Gulf came dramatically to American and world attention with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the seven months of tension and violence that followed. So begins Malcom C. Peck's introduction to the "Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States," a volume that explores the history of five small states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, while clearly focusing on recent and current developments. The information provided on the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of the Gulf Arab States is intended to be useful for academic and other researchers, and in a form that is convenient for diplomats and business people, as well as individuals who are merely curious to know more about an interesting and important part of the world. For those wishing to do further research on the area, an extensive bibliography is provided. [Description provided by the publisher]


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