New Arabian Studies Volume 5
Edited by G. Rex Smith, J.R. Smart and B.R. Pridham
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.
Contents: Review notice "Arabian Diversions: Studies on the Dialects of Arabia", Bruce Ingham; some notes on two Yemeni contemporary documents, Hussain al-Amri; the ibex hunt in the rock art of Oman, Ali Tigani ElMahi; smuggling and international politics in the Red Sea in the late Ottoman period, Caesar E. Farah; wise man control wasteful women - documents on "customs and traditions" in the Kathiri state archives, Say'un, Ulrike Freitag; four English artists at Aden 1839-1847, Eric Macro; the small long-handled axes of Oman, David Insall; erythraean ichthyophagi - Arabian fish eaters observed, W.J. Donaldson; the canon and proportion of pre-Islamic Arabian sculptures, Hamid I. Mazroo.
"The standard is high and the spread impressive . . . Anyone concerned with Arabia will find things of interest here." Asian Affairs "The contributions are consistent in their scholarly level and the editors deserve congratulation on their judicious choice of material for inclusion." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
G. Rex Smith is retired and was previously Professor of Arabic, University of Manchester. B.R. Pridham is the former Director of the Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter. J.R. Smart is retired and was previously a lecturer in Arabic, University of Exeter