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Online Books in Halle

At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. …


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Yemen in 1917

The British Government issued an official handbook on Yemen in 1917. This has recently been uploaded to the Qatar Digital Library. One …


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A Jewel of a Book by Marjorie Ransom

AIYS member and long-time supporter Marjorie Ransom published her beautifully illustrated and diligently researched book on Yemeni silverwork in 2014 .  This …


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The Shrine of Nabi Hud

One of the most impressive architectural sites in Yemen is off the beaten track in the Hadramawt, about 90 miles north of …


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Handbook of Yemen (1917)

In 1917 the British government issued a handbook on Yemen with details on the geography. local tribes and important individuals. It is …


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Picturing the “Enemy”

My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The …


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More Maps of the Middle East

More and more maps of Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula are appearing in digital resources on the Internet. One of these is …


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Joseph Osgood in Aden: 2

Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of …


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Joseph Osgood in Aden: 1

Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of …


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Thesiger of Arabia

Anyone who knows anything about Arabia has no doubt heard of Lawrence of Arabia, even if only via Peter O’toole’s dazzling Hollywood …


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Famine and War in Yemen

By Helen Lackner. The Geneva ‘consultations’ on 6 September between the two Yemeni warring parties failed to happen. According to the media, …


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Arabic Dictionaries Online

In 1981, while visiting Egypt for a consulting assignment with USAID, I purchased the old Cairo edition of the massive dictionary Tāj …


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