Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Conflict and Intrigue

KALILA AND DIMNA or The Panchatantra (also known in Europe since 1481 as The Fables of Bidpai) is a multi-layered, inter-connected and variable arrangement of animal stories, with one story leading into another, sometimes three or four deep. These arrangements have contributed to world literature for over 2000 years, migrating across ancient cultures in a multitude of written and oral formats…

In paperback

£9.95

The Arab Horse

Since its first publication in 1989, The Arab Horse has been recognised as the definitive work on the subject. This, the third edition, has been substantiallly revised and redesigned to bring the story of the Arab horse to a new generation of enthusiasts of the breed, and to coincide with the opening of the British Museum’s exhibition on ‘The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot’ in May 2012… In hardback

£45.00

Out of the Desert: The Influence of the Arab Horse on the Light Horse and Native Pony Breeds of Britain

Here is the long-awaited work by Peter Upton, one of Britain’s leading equine painters and authors. This book on the profound influence of the Arabian horse on the native horses and ponies of Britain is certain to raise interest, if not eyebrows, among horse-lovers around the world…

In hardback

£35.00

Royal Heritage: The Story of Jordan’s Arab Horses

Co-authored by HRH Princess Alia, the eldest daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and the artist and author Peter Upton, Royal Heritage tells the story of the Arab horse in Jordan, from the early days of the Bedouin tribes to the 21st century, a story closely associated with the Hashemite family of Jordan, direct descendants of the Prophet…

In hardback

£35.00

The Call of Shaykh Muḥammad bin ‘Abdal-Wahhāb

The Call of Shaykh Muḥammad bin ‘Abdal-Wahhāb and the Three Sa‘ūdī States (1157H/1744-1343H/1925)
The Emergence of Modern Sa‘ūdī Arabia

The importance of the region that is recognised today as Saudi Arabia (with its neighbours) can hardly be underestimated, let alone overlooked by the rest of the world, not merely because of its geographical location…

In hardback

£45.00

The Nabataeans: A Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh

The Nabataeans were ancient peoples of Arabia, whose civilization was headquartered at Petra, ‘the rose red city half as old as time’. Their loosely controlled trading network covered the borderland between Syria and Arabia, from the Euphrates to the Red Sea…

In paperback

£14.95

The Holy Cities, the Pilgrimage and the World of Islam

Tracing the history behind the rise of the Islamic world’s great pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, this account proceeds from the earliest traditions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. From there the discussion turns to the short-lived Hashemite Kingdom and the establishment of the writ of the Saud over the two Holy Cities in 1925.

In paperback

£19.95

A Soldier in Arabia

A Soldier in Arabia reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the events which led up to and followed the creation of the present-day United Arab Emirates in December 1971 followed, a few months later, with Ras Al Khaimah joining the Federation. Soldier and adventurer David Neild was the youngest officer to serve in the legendary Trucial Oman Scouts when he joined them at the age of only 20 in 1959.

In 1968 Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, with whom Neild had formed a good working relationship, called on Neild to set up and command a national defence force for the Sheikhdom, with the rank of Lt Colonel. In hardback.

£9.95

Mleiha: The Unwritten History

Over the past 40 years, archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mleiha inland basin have shed much light on the diversity and richness of the human societies that have flourished there over many thousands of years. So far no other landscape in south-east Arabia has yielded so much information about its pre- and proto-history.

The Emirate of Sharjah today takes great pride in its role as a centre for culture, the arts and civilized values. The publication of this book has been timed to coincide with the opening of the new Mleiha Visitor Centre as a focal point for all those wanting to find out more about the civilizations that once flourished in this unique area.

Also available in Arabic  

In hardback

£25.00

Mleiha: The Unwritten History (Arabic)

Over the past 40 years, archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mleiha inland basin have shed much light on the diversity and richness of the human societies that have flourished there over many thousands of years. So far no other landscape in south-east Arabia has yielded so much information about its pre- and proto-history.

The Emirate of Sharjah today takes great pride in its role as a centre for culture, the arts and civilized values. The publication of this book has been timed to coincide with the opening of the new Mleiha Visitor Centre as a focal point for all those wanting to find out more about the civilizations that once flourished in this unique area.

Also available in English

In hardback.

£25.00