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Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands
Curtis E. Larsen
0226469050
Mar 1984
Hardcover
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Bahrain
P. T. H. Unwin (Editor)
0903450860
October 1984
Library Binding
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Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands
Curtis E. Larsen
0226469069
Jan 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
According to archeological and historical records, the Bahrain Islands of the Arabian Gulf were the home of a flourishing civilization four thousant years ago. Then, as now, these islands served as an important locus of maritime trade, but they were also characterized as a land of copious artesian springs and fertile fields. Modern Bahrain, in contrast, is beset by environmental and demographic problems: the depletion of the artesian water supply, abandonment of rural agricultural lands, and rapid population growth. In this exemplary interdisciplinary study, Curtis E. Larsen combines archeological, geological, historical, and anthropological methods to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental and socioeconomic context that links Bahrain's present to its past.



Bahrain
Lisa McCoy
1590845226
October 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Bahrain.


The Dilmun Temple at Saar
Harriet Crawford
0710304870
July 1997
Hardcover
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Bahrain through the Ages: The History
Shaikh A. Al-Khalifa (Editor)
071030272X
December 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this volume, eminent scholars from the Arab world, Asia, India, Pakistan, Western Europe, the USA and Canada present a fascinating and detailed picture of the archaeology of Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf, a position historically of immense significance and importance. Bahrain contains some of the most significant sites in the entire Gulf region, and the government of Bahrain has been particularly active in excavation and conservation. Bahrain's fertility was based on an abundant supply of good water. References to it appear in Mespotamian and Greek sources, but its legendary desirability is now shown to be only the faintest echo of reality. In the course of this work, experts in many disciplines piece together the fabric of this civilization, only recently re-discovered. Its traces today remain most dramatically in...


Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours
Harriet E. W. Crawford
0521586798
March 12, 1998
Paperback
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Review
'Crawford's survey is pioneering.' The Times Higher Supplement
'Like her previous Sumer and the Sumerians (CUP, 1991), Crawford's new book is above all directly intended for a student public that she knows well; many who are not specialists in this topic will commend her for it. Even more importantly, both the thorough updating of all the available information and the richness of her remarks and working hypothesis have resulted in a very stimulating contribution for her own colleagues in the field. American Journal of Archaeology

Review
"Crawford provides and authoritative summary of the archaeological past of an intriguing and little-known country, Dilmun....Crawford's book is a well-illustrated introduction to the archaeological `problem' of Dilmun. Clearly a scholarly work, it...


Bahrain
Robert Cooper
0761411615
October 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-Cooper covers aspects of Bahraini society and daily life from the history, religion, government, and economy to the people, the arts, dress, and food. A particularly interesting chapter addresses the ancient findings of the prehistoric era. Good-quality, full-color photographs are well-matched to the text. Sidebars offer additional information, as does a short glossary and a convenient "Quick Notes" page. The index is thorough and useful. One small drawback is with the organization; the chapter on religion comes halfway through the book, well after terms and discussion of Muslims, the Koran, and Shiites have been used in the text. Also, the statement that "Mohammad received messages from God when he was in a trance" is incorrect. Muhammad received messages as he meditated, and was terrified when they...


Traces of Paradise : The Archaeology of Bahrain, 2500 BC to 300 AD
Harriet Crawford (Editor), Michael Rice (Editor)
1860647421
December 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive, well-illustrated history of the Bahrain Islands fills a major gap in our knowledge of the archaeology of the Middle East. Home to the ancient civilizations of Dilmun and Tylos, Bahrain was one of the most significant cultural areas in the region and its pre-eminence as a trading center brought it enormous wealth, reflected in the buildings and artifacts that have been excavated in recent years. Many of these objects and sites have never been published before and Traces of Paradise reveals an extraordinary range of materials.


The Land of Enki in the Islamic Era
Timothy R. Insoll
0710309600
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is based on an archaeological research project completed in Bahrain aimed at investigating the period between the sixth and thirteenth centuries AD. Technologies such as pearl diving and pottery manufacture, as well as animal keeping and butchery, are all considered. Additionally, this volume examines the role of trade and commerce in creating the complex history manifest in the Persian Gulf region, as well as the role of religious and other identities in that culture.

About the Author
Timothy Insoll is Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of Art History and Archaeology of the University of Manchester. His previous books include Islam, Archaeology and History: The Gao Region, Mali, The Archaeology of Islam, Urbanism, Archaeology and Trade, The Archaeology of Islam...


Bahrain
Manufactured by Chelsea House Publications
0791067793
January 2002
Hardcover
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21st Century Complete Guide to Bahrain ¿ Encyclopedic Coverage, Country Profile, History, American Government Information (DOD, State Dept., White House), CIA Factbook
U.S. Government
1422002020
ROM - November 5, 2005
DVD-ROM
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Book Description
Completely updated and revised for this new edition, our unique electronic book on DVD-ROM has an amazing collection of the finest federal documents and resources about Bahrain, providing encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of the country. This disc provides a truly fantastic reference source, with over one hundred thousand pages reproduced in Adobe Acrobat format! Advanced search and indexing features are built into our reproduction, providing a complete full-text index. This enables the user to search all the files on the disk at one time for words or phrases using just one search command. This incredible and comprehensive series on the countries of the world contains material from the State Department, Department of Defense, White House, and cabinet agencies including Agriculture, Energy, and the U.S. Citizenship...


Bahrain Oman Qafar PB
Anthony H. Cordesman
0813332400
May 1997
Paperback
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Judiciary and Arbitration in Bahrain: Historical and Analytical Study (Arab and Islamic Laws), Vol. 25
Hassan Ali Radhi
9041122176
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Although Bahrain has had an established system of law courts since 1771, it was only in the course of the twentieth century that it gradually developed a fully-fledged legal system compatible with international norms. Today, like the other Gulf states, its sophisticated judiciary represents a blend of Islamic Shari'a, British common law, and modern reforms drawn principally from Egypt's civil law-influenced trdition. In recent decades, arbitration has also taken its place as an important adjunct to the judiciary.


Bahrain
Federal Research Division Staff
1419108743
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bahrain's relationship with Qatar is long-standing. After the Al Khalifa conquered Bahrain in 1783 from their base in Qatar, Bahrain became the Al Khalifa seat. Subsequently, tribal elements remaining in Qatar sought to assert their autonomy from the Al Khalifa. Thus, in the early nineteenth century, Qatar was the scene of several conflicts involving the Al Khalifa and their rivals, the Al Thani, as well as various outsiders, including Iranians, Omanis, Wahhabis, and Ottomans. When the British East India Company in 1820 signed the General Treaty of Peace with the shaykhs of the area designed to end piracy, the treaty considered Qatar a dependency of Bahrain.

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Bahrain's relationship with Qatar is long-standing. After the Al Khalifa conquered Bahrain in 1783...


Bahrain in Original Photographs
Andrew Wheatcroft
0710302061
May 1988
Hardcover
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The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman
Rosemarie Said Zahlan
0044454309


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Qala'at Al-Bahrain
Flemming Hjlund
8772885742
Dec 1994
Hardcover
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Bahrain: Gulf Heritage in Transition
Michael Jenner
0582783798


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Women at Work in the Gulf: A Case Study of Bahrain
Munira A. Fakhiro
0710303378
November 1990
Hardcover
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Music of Bahrain with CD (Audio)
Poul Rovsing Olsen
8788415198
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Though its rich subject stretches back thousands of years, Music of Bahrain was the first book written on it, and the only available outside Arabic. Poul Rovsing Olsen, a Western ethno­musicologist and composer of international renown, first went to Bahrain to record its music in 1958, and he continued to do so at intervals during the next twenty years. He finished this book shortly before his death in 1982, but the manuscript lay forgotten until the Moesgaard Museum recently became aware of it and decided to publish it in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Information. In 1958, oil had replaced pearls as the island's primary source of wealth, and traditional music had begun to decline. Rovsing Olsen searched out music wherever he could, at private village weddings and performances for dignitaries, in the...


A Line in the Sea: The Qatar Versus Bahrain Border Dispute in the World Court
Jawad Salim Al-Arayed
1556434642
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The border dispute between Qatar and Bahrain simmered for more than 50 years before it was adjudicated by the International Court of Justice - a process that itself took ten years. This authoritative book documents the controversy in the context of its imperial roots, the countries' ruling families, the discovery of oil, and the political destinies of the emerging Gulf states. This color-illustrated historical account includes the forensic evidence that identified key forgeries in the case.


Images of Bahrain
Middle East Economic Digest, John Lawrence
0946510075


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