History of Yemen


Chronologyof Yemen
Detailed chronology with lists of rulers of north and south Yemen since 861 AD, including British governors of Aden (worldstatesmen.org)

Timeline of Yemen history
From earliest times(Wikipedia)

Yemen timeline
From the 16th century (BBC)

Yemen timeline
1900-1990 (University of Texas library)

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Yemen

Archaeological research in Yemen
by Carl Phillips (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

Hadhramaut and thereabouts
by Jim Ellis, OBE (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

The Contribution of Yemenite Jewish Writings to Yemenite History
Yemen Update No. 33 (1993)

Ancient history

Queen of Sheba: Treasures from ancient Yemen
Notes on an exhibition at the British Museum, London (2002)

From the Queen of Saba to a modern state
3,000 years of civilisation in southern Arabia. (Originally published by the General People's Congress, 1997)

Yemeni megaliths
(Archaeological Institute of America)

Bronzes in Ancient South Arabia
Yemen Update No. 37 (1995)

Women in Ancient Yemen
​Yemen Update No. 36 (1995)

Story of the Marib Dam
Yemen Times

Frankincense and Myrrh: Objects from the Red Sea Trade Routes during the Roman Empire
​Yemen Update No. 24 (1988)

Solomon and Sheba: The Love Story
Yemen Update No. 35 (1994)

Paleontological Reconnaisance In Yemen
Yemen Update No. 37 (1995)

Palaces and temples of Serwah
Serwah area was an important centre of culture during the first millennium BC. [Yemen Times]

Hazm al-Jawf: the last frontier
This area has a history dating back 4,000 years. [Mohammed al-Shuwaibi, Yemen Times]

Antiquities in the Aden Protectorate, 1935-40
by Julian Lush (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1998)

Islamic period

Medieval Yemeni Agriculture and Science
Yemen Update No. 36 (1995)

Catalogue of Medieval Astronomical Instruments
Yemen Update No. 30-31 (1992)

To Decorate their Heads: Clove Cargoes in the Roads of al-Mukh during the Declining Years of Ottoman Rule (11th/17th c)
By C G Brouwer, Yemen Update No. 48 (2006)

Sailing Seasons in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean: The View from Rasulid Aden ( 13th - 14th Centuries)
By Daniel Varisco, Yemen Update No. 46 (2004)

The Aden hinterland and Abyan: a survey of Islamic sites
by G R D King (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

Yemen in the days of the Imam Ahmed
by Ronald Bailey (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

The Jewish Community in 19th Century Yemen
Yemen Update No. 35 (1994)

Imam Badr (1929-1996)
Yemen Update No. 39 (1997)

18th Century Yemen: French Translation of al-Bahkali's History
Yemen Update No. 37 (1995)

Book review: Records of the Yemen 1798-1960
edited by Doreen and Leila Ingrams (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

Book review: Indigo in the Arab World
by Jenny Balfour-Paul (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

Hadhrami Migration in the 19th and 20th Centuries
by Ulrike Freitag (British-Yemeni Society Journal, December 1999)

Ottoman map of Yemen, 1890s

The British in Yemen


An Element of Luck
Extracts from the book by Michael A Crouch, who served as a British political officer in Aden between 1958 and 1967, The complete book can be purchased from amazon.co.uk

The development of the Port of Aden
by Captain Roy Facey (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1998)

The British withdrawal from Aden
A personal memory by Oliver Miles (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

Division of the Yemen (1902-1904)
by G. A. Shepherd (British-Yemeni Society Journal)

The Quiet Travels of Colonel Boscawen
by John Shipman (British-Yemeni Society Journal, December 1999)

The Crater residence of Capt. S B Haines
by Merilyn Hywel-Jones (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1998)

Princess of Zinj, 1804-1856
by John Shipman (British-Yemeni Society Journal, July 2000)

The Armed Forces of Aden, 1839-1967
Book review by Cliff Lord and David Birtles (British-Yemeni Society Journal, July 2000)

The Keith-Falconer Expedition, 1886-1963
by H K Robertson (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1995)

Plain tales from the sands
Border relations with Saudi Arabia during the British occupation of southern Yemen. by Jim Ellis (British-Yemeni Society Journal, July 2000)

Sheikh Abdullah Ali al-Hakimi
Portrait of a Yemen religious leader and political reformer of the 1940s and 1950s. By Dcik Lawless (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1993)

National Service in Aden
Reminiscences from the 1950s by I C Taylor (The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 263 No 7076 pp 1018-1019
December 18-25, 1999)

The Barren Rocks of Aden
A series of first-hand accounts by former members of the British forces in Aden (1964-1967)

Yemen in the Days of Imam Ahmed
Recollections by Ronald Bailey from the 1960s (British-Yemeni Society Journal, November 1994)

Dhala' Diary: May-December 1966
by Peter Hinchcliffe (British-Yemeni Society Journal, July 2000)

Into the Hills
British military action in Radfan, 1964-1967