translated by Dr Yasin Mahmud Al-Khalesi and edited and
introduced by Dr Noha Sadek
American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS/ Yemen: P. O. Box
2658, Sana’a), Yemen Research Series: translation of
Western-language research into Arabic, Vol. 4, 2001. Pp. 365. Illus.
Plans. Tables. Maps. Notes. Pb. ISBN: 1-882557-08-5.
In recent years several American and Canadian archaeological
teams have excavated in different parts of Yemen — Marib,
Hadhramaut, Tihama and the central highlands. Reports on their work
which have appeared in various learned journals between 1992—98
have now been translated into Arabic and brought together in this
paperback. Contributors include: C. Edens, T. J. Wilkinson, M.
Gibson, Joy McCorriston, William Glanzman, E. J. Keall and Ingrid
Hehmeyer; articles by the last three were originally published in Proceedings
of the Seminar for Arabian Studies.
The purpose of the AI YS translation series is the commendable
one of making Western research in and on Yemen more accessible to
Arab students and scholars. In this publication most parenthetical
references and explanatory notes necessarily remain in the original
English, subject to occasional lapses of orthography which are also
apparent in the English translation of the Arabic title page.