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Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen: a troubled national union
Stephen W. Day

Salafism in Yemen: Transnationalism and Religious Identity
Laurent Bonnefoy

The Workers’ Movement and Its role in the Development of the Nationalist Movement in Aden 1945–1963 (al-harakah al-ummaliyah fi adan wa dawroha fi tatawar al-harakah al-wataniyah)
Saleh Ahmed Eisa

Contesting Realities: The Public Sphere and Morality in Southern Yemen
Susanne Dahlgren

The Diwan of Hajj Dakon: A Collection of Mahri Poetry
Samuel Liebhaber

The Hadramawt Documents 1904–51: Family Life and Social Customs under the Last Sultans
Mikhail Rodionov and Hanne Schönig

The Armed Forces of Aden and the Protectorate 1839–1967: revised and expanded edition 
Cliff Lord and David Birtles

Final Flight From Sanaa
Qais Ghanem

Two Boys From Aden College 
Qais Ghanem

Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia
by Noel Brehony

Chaos in Yemen: Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism
by Isa Blumi

The War that Never Was: The True Story of the Men who fought Britain's most secret battle 
by Duff Hart-Davis

Seen in the Yemen: Travelling with Freya Stark and Others 
by Hugh Leach

The Lost World of Socotra: Yemen's Island of Bliss 
by Richard Boggs

Life of Major-General Saleh Yislam Bin Sumaida' 
by Muhammad Mahfoudh Saleh bin Sumaida'

Undercover Muslim: A Journey into Yemen 
by Theo Padnos

The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade & Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port 
by Nancy Um

Roads to Nowhere: A South Arabian Odyssey, 1960-65 
by John Harding

Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes 
by Victoria Clark

Britain's First Muslims: Portrait of an Arab Community 
by Fred Halliday

Hadhrami Arabs Across the Indian Ocean: contributions to Southeast Asian economy and society 
by Syed Farid Alatas (ed.)

From the Land of Sheba: Yemeni Folk Tales retold 
by Carolyn Han with Kamal Ali al-Hegri

The Ochre Land: Images of Yemen 1985-1990 
by Charles Dufour

Peripheral Visions: publics, power and performance in Yemen
by Lisa Wedeen

Red Sea Caravan: The Aden Airways Story 
by Dacre Watson

Abdul Rahman bin Sheikh Al-Kaff: ‘Amid al-Usra al-Kaffiyah 
by Ali bin Anis al-Kaff

Arabian Peninsula: An Account of operations in the Dhala Region April 19 – June 2 1958 
by David Gwynne-James

Warriors of Arabia: Memoirs of a Medical Officer in Aden and Beyond 
by Franco Grima

Establishing Peace in Hadhramaut: a study of Hadhramaut’s experience in eliminating the tribal feud 1933–1953
by Abdul Aziz bin Ali bin Salah Al-Qu’aiti

Yemen: Jewel of Arabia 
by Charles and Patricia Aithie

Riot: South Shields 1930: Britain’s First Race Riot 
A stage play by Peter Mortimer 

Ein Jude im Dienst des Imams: Der erfolgreiche Geschäftsmann Israel Subayri 
by Yosef Tobi

The Architecture of Yemen: From Yafi’ to Hadramut 
by Salma Samar Damluji

The Western Hadramawt: Ethnographic Field Research, 1983–91 
by Mikhail Rodionov

Amedeo: The True Story of an Italian’s War in Abyssinia  
by Sebastian O’Kelly

Food for the Gods: New Light on the Ancient Incense Trade
by David Peacock and David Williams (eds)

Aden & the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port 
by Roxani Eleni Margariti

Yemen: Territoires et Identités

Island of Dragon’s Blood 
by Douglas Botting

A Tribal Order: Politics and Law in the Mountains of Yemen 
by Shelagh Weir

Abu Bakr bin Sheikh Al-Kaff: al-za’im al-hakim 
by Ja’far bin Muhammad al-Saqqaf and Ali bin Anis bin Hassan al-Kaff

In the Heart of the Desert 
by Michael Quentin Morton

Yemen into the Twenty-First Century: Continuity and Change 
Edited by Kamil Mahdi, Anna Wurth and Helen Lackner

Without Glory In Arabia: The British Retreat From Aden 
by Peter Hinchcliffe, John Ducker & Maria Holt

The Arab Chest 
by Sheila Unwin

Socotra: A Natural History of the Islands and their People 
by Catherine Cheung and Lyndon DeVantier

Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen: Ruling Families in Transition 
by Gabriele vom Bruck

Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer 
by Alexander Maitland

Bagpipes in Babylon: A Lifetime in the Arab World and Beyond  
by Glencairn Balfour Paul

British Policy in Aden and the Protectorates 1955–67 
by Spencer Mawby

The Church of Scotland South Arabia Mission 1885–1978
by James McLaren Ritchie

The Burning Ashes of Time 
by Patricia Aithie

Kidnapped in Yemen: One Woman’s Amazing Escape from Terrorist Captivity 
by Mary Quin

Cool for Qat: A Yemeni Journey: Two Countries, Two Times 
by Peter Mortimer

Like Nowhere Else 
by Denyse Woods

A Silver Legend: The Story of the Maria Theresa Thaler 
by Clara Semple

Nur al-ma’arif, Lumière de la Connaissance 
edited by Muhammad Abd al-Rahim Jazim

Yemen Engraved: Illustrations by foreign travellers 1680–1903 
by Leila Ingrams

Le Yemen vers la République: Iconographie historique du Yemen (1900–1970) 
Sous la direction de François Burgat, Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sana’a

The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean 
by Engseng Ho

Sons of Sindbad: An Account of Sailing with the Arabs in their Dhows
by Alan Villiers

A Modern Pilgrim in Mecca and a Siege in Sanaa 
by Arthur J. B. Wavell

Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago
by Anthony Miller and Miranda Morris

Indian Ocean Migrants and State Formation in Hadhramaut
Reforming the Homeland, by Ulrike Freitag

Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani 
by Bernard Haykel

Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in South Arabia 1962–1967 
by Jonathan Walker

Britain and The Yemen Civil War 1962–65
Ministers, Mercenaries and Mandarins; Foreign Policy and the Limits of Covert Action, by Clive Jones

Coming of Age in Arabia
A memoir of Aden before the terror, by Tom Henighan

50 Years In Shifting Sands
Personal Experience in the Building of a Modern State in Yemen, by Mohsin A. Alaini, former Prime Minister of Yemen

Studies on Arabia in Honour of G Rex Smith 
Edited by J. F. Healey and V. Porter

Playing the Game: Western Women in Arabia 
by Penelope Tuson

Political Ecology and the Role of Water
Environment, Society and Economy in Northern Yemen,
by Gerhard Lichtenthäler

Red Wolves of Yemen: The Struggle for Independence 
by Vitaly Naumkin

The Gaysh
A History of the Aden Protectorate Levies 1927–61 and the Federal Regular Army of South Arabia 1961–67,
by Frank Edwards

A Voyage to Arabia Felix 
by Jean de La Roque

The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War 
by Aidan Hartley

Tears of Sheba: Tales of Survival and Intrigue in Arabia 
by Khadija Al-Salami with Charles Hoots

Daniel van der Meulen in Arabia Felix 
Travels and Photographs of a Dutch Diplomat in Yemen, 1931–1944,
by Steven Vink

The Wind of Morning: An Autobioqraphy 
by Colonel Sir Hugh Boustead KBE, CMG, DSO, MC

Visitor’s Complete Guide to Yemen 
Edited by Archie D’Cruz

On The Edge of Empire 
Hadhramawt, Emigration and the Indian Ocean 1880s-1930s 
by Linda Boxberger

The Republic of Yemen: Development Challenges in the 21st Century 
by Marta Colburn

Yemen: Coping with Terrorism and Violence in a Fragile State 
by The International Crisis Group

Sultans of Aden 
by Gordon Waterfield

In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman 
by Dionisius Agius

South Arabia: The ‘Palinurus’ Journals 
by Jessop Hulton edited by W A Hulton

Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen 
by Trevor H. J. Marchand

The Al-Hasan bin Al-Qasim Mosque Complex 
An Architectural and Historical Overview of a Seventeenth Century Mosque in Duran, Yemen
by Bruce Paluck and Rayya Saqqar

Lightning Over Yemen 
A History of the Ottoman Campaign 1569-71 
Translated by Clive Smith

Social Issues in Popular Yemeni Culture 
Translated and edited by Dr Janet Watson 

Arabia without Sultans 
by Fred Halliday

Yemeni Voices: Women tell their stories 
edited by Marta Paluch

A Legislature in Transition: The Yemeni Parliament 
by Ahmed A. Saif

Fifty Years in Shifting Sands
My story and the building of the modern state in Yemen
by Muhsin al-Aini

Sheba Revealed
A Posting to Bayhan in the Yemen
by Nigel Groom

Yemen: Evenements Vecus
Medecine Cooperative Francaise sur fond de revolution
by Lucile Fevrier

Letters from Oman
by David Gwynne-James

Yemen: Land and People 
by Sarah Searight

City of Divine and Earthly Joys
The description of Sana'a
by Sayyid Jamal al-Din Ali al-Shahari

The Sultan's Yemen
Nineteenth-century challenges to Ottoman rule
by Caesar E. Farah

Arabia Felix
An exploration of the archaeological history of Yemen
by Alessandro de Maigret

Queen of Sheba
Treasures from ancient Yemen
edited by St John Simpson

Studies in the archaeology of Yemen
Results of American and Canadian expeditions
edited and introduced by Dr Noha Sadek

Al-Musnad: Journal of Antiquities
History and cultural heritage of Yemen
edited by Dr Yusuf Muhammad Abdullah and Dr Hussain Abdullah Al-Amri

A History of Modern Yemen 
by Paul Dresch

Yemen: Jewel of Arabia 
by Charles & Patricia Aithie

The Hadrami Awakening
Community and Identity in the Netherlands East Indies, 1900-1942
by Natalie Mobini-Kesheh

An Element of Luck: To South Arabia and Return (updated edition)
by Michael Crouch

The Armed Forces of Aden 1839-1967
by Cliff Lord and David Birtles

The Land of Uz
by Abdullah Mansur

Arabia Infelix or the Turks in Yemen
by G Wyman Bury

Visits and Customs: the Visit to the Tomb of the Prophet Hud 
by Abd al-Qadir Muhammad al-Sabban

Aden: Porte Mythique au Yemen: the Mythical Port of Aden 
by Jose-Marie Bel

Le Cheikh de la Nuit: Sana'a: Organisation des Souks et Societe Citadine 
by Franck Mermier

Sultan Ali bin Salah al-Qu'aiti: Half a Century of Political Struggle in Hadhramaut 
By Dr Muhammad Sa’id al-Qaddal and Abdulaziz Ali bin Salah al-Qu’aiti

Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s 
edited by Ulrike Freitag and William Clarence-Smith

Civil Society in Yemen 
A political economy of activism in modern Arabia
by Sheila Carapico

Eating the Flowers of Paradise 
A journey through the drug fields of Ethiopia and Yemen
by Kevin Rushby

World Bibliographical Series, Vol 50
Revised edition compiled by Paul Auchterlonie

Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land 
by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Indigo in the Arab World 
by Jenny Balfour-Paul 

From Ta'izz to Tyneside 
An Arab community in the north-east of England during the early twentieth century
by Richard I. Lawless

Discovery Guide to Yemen 
by Chris Bradley

by Peter Wald

Island of the Phoenix 
An Ethnographic Study of the people of Socotra
by Vitaly Naumkin

Travellers in Arabia 
by Robin Bidwell

An Element of Luck 
by Michael Crouch

A Yemen Reality 
by Salma Samar Damluji

The Valley of Mud Brick Architecture 
by Salma Samar Damluji

Records of the Yemen 1798-1960 
edited by Doreen and Leila Ingrams