Arabia Without Sultans by Fred Halliday

By Fred Halliday

Fred Halliday writes: 'The Arab heart East is definitely one of the such a lot misunderstood of all areas; the single with the longest heritage of touch with the west; but it's most likely the single least understood. a part of the misconception is because of the romantic mythology that has lengthy seemed to shroud the deserts of the peninsula. the place outdated myths have damaged down, new ones have absorbed them or taken their position. Now the Sheikh of Arabia has stepped down from his camel. in its place, in the course of the delusive lens of the 'energy drawback' he's noticeable to be driving a Cadillac and squeezing the powerless Western shopper of oil.' First released within the Seventies, Arabia with out Sultans keeps its validity for the current because it analyses the Arabian peninsula and Iran in the worldwide context of western post-colonial process and the political economic climate of oil. Halliday bargains a radical learn of the heritage, the politi and the economi of this sector in an formidable, encompassing and wonderful demeanour. This vintage paintings continues to be quintessential for college students, academi, and all those that desire to have a better realizing of the Arabian peninsula. 'A well-documented paintings, written by way of an writer who understands the language of the area.' Maxime Rodinson 'Halliday offers an strange view-point and a well-documented description of the heritage of those states.' heart East overseas 'Anyone attracted to this region may want to learn this.' overseas Affairs 'A Most worthy account of the advancements that have taken position within the Arab Gulf during the last hundred years.' Tariq Ali

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