Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780859894791 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America only

New Arabian Studies Volume 3

Edited by G. Rex Smith, J.R. Smart and B. R. Pridham

New Arabian Studies Volume 3
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Edited by G. Rex Smith, J.R. Smart and B. R. Pridham

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

210 pages | illustrations | 9 x 6
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780859894791 Published January 1996 For sale in North and South America only

New Arabian Studies is an international journal covering a wide spectrum of topics including geography, archaeology, history, architecture, agriculture, language, dialect, sociology, documents, literature and religion. It provides authoritative information intended to appeal to both the specialist and general reader. Both the traditional and the modern aspects of Arabia are covered, excluding contemporary controversial politics.

Contributions by
Hussein Abdullah al-Amri, Sami al-Sakkar, Ahmad 'Umar Al-Zayla'i, Charles Beckingham, Paolo M. Costa, W. J. Donaldson, Walter Dostal, Paul Dresch, Ronald E. Kon, H. T. Norris, Venetia Porter, Mikhail Rodionov, Jacques Ryckmans, Avihai Shivtiel, J.R. Smart, Clive Smith, G. Rex Smith, Yasir Suleiman and Daniel Martin Varisco

Asian Affairs

“The standard is high and the spread impressive . . . Anyone concerned with Arabia will find things of interest here . . . Though the journal avoids current politics, the contributions are also valuable in following new events.” –Asian Affairs

Yemen Update

“It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in Arabia subscribe to this annual volume.” –Yemen Update

Journal of Semitic Studies

“The cement that holds this wonderful, widely diverse collection together is the superb editorial treatment: transliteration and transcription from the Arabic uniformly accurate; the English context soundly standardized and regularized, and the illustrative material clearly reproduced.” –Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, Spring 1998

Contents
The correspondence of Iman Yahya Hamid al-Din with the tribes of Eastern and Souther Yemen - a rare and unpublished document
    Hussayn 'Abd Allah al-'Amri 
The Arabian travels of Johann Wild, Professor C.H. Beckingham; early Islamic painting - from Samarra to Northern Sicily
    P.M. Costa 
Observations on measures of capacity in present-day northern Yemen
    W.J. Donaldson
The special features of the Yemeni weekly market system - an attempt at an anthropological interpretation
    Walter Dostal
A letter from Imam Yahya concerning the Idrisi
    Paul Dresch
Smuggling and international politics in the Red Sea in the late Ottoman period
    Caesar E. Farah
Bibliography of Robert Bertram Serjeant
    R.E. Kon
The sad fate of Bishr and Hind and the diffusion - an ancient Arabian love story
    H.T. Norris
Coins and money in the Tahirid period
    Venetia Porter
Poetry and power in Hadramawt - homage to Bob Serjeant
    Mikhail Rodinov
The old south Arabian so-called Bulawayo stone (CIF 458) recovered
    Jacques Rychmans
The birth of an archaeological journal in the Middle East - reminiscence and comments
    Sami Al-Sakkar
Women in Arabic proverbs from Yemen
    Avihai Shivtiel
The establishment of the British Council in the Yemen Arab republic 1973-78
    Clive Smith
More on the port practices and taxes of mediaeval Aden
    G. Rex Smith
 Review notice of Paulo Costa, "studies in Arabian architecture"
    G. Rex Smith
The concept of "fasahah" in Ibn Sinan al-Khafaji
    Yasir Suleiman
Water source and traditional irrigation in Yemen
    Daniel Martin Varisco
A Kufic inscription from Hamdanah in southern Hijaz referring to Amir Ibrahim b.Ziyad
    Ahmad 'Umar al-Zayla 'i
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