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The SEMINAR FOR ARABIAN STUDIES (www.arabianseminar.org.uk) is the only international forum which meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula (including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, ethnography, language, history, art, architecture, etc.) from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).

The Seminar meets for three days - Thursday to Saturday - in the third week of July each year in London or another British university town. Up to 150 people attend the Seminar from all over the Middle East, Europe, and North America as well as India, Pakistan, Australia and Japan and up to 50 papers are now presented each year.

Papers read at the Seminar are published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies (ISSN 0308-8421) in time for the Seminar of the following year. The Proceedings therefore contains new research on Arabia and reports of new discoveries in the Peninsula in a wide range of disciplines.

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 47 2017 Papers from the fiftieth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held at the British Museum, London, 29 to 31 July 2016 edited by Julian Jansen van Rensburg, Harry Munt, and Janet Starkey. xxviii+268 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. PSAS47 2017. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781784915209. £69.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784915216. £15.83 (Exc. VAT) Institutional Price £69.00 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageBuy Now

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the principal international academic forum for research on the Arabian Peninsula. First convened in 1968, it is the only annual academic event for the study of the Arabian Peninsula that brings together researchers from all over the world to present and discuss current fieldwork and the latest research. The Seminar covers an extensive range of diverse subjects that include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more besides, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).

The Seminar meets for three days each year, with an ever-increasing number of participants coming from around the globe to attend. In 2016 the fiftieth meeting took place, in which sixty papers and posters were presented in London at the British Museum, where this prestigious event has been hosted since 2002.

The Seminar also regularly hosts a special session focusing on a specific aspect of the Humanities on the Arabian Peninsula, enabling a range of experts to present their research to a wider audience. In 2016 this special session was entitled ‘Textiles and Personal Adornment in the Arabian Peninsula’, which provided a fascinating overview of research on dress, textiles, and adornment in the Middle East.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 46 2016 Papers from the forty-seventh meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held at the British Museum, London, 24 to 26 July 2015 edited by Janet Starkey and Orhan Elmaz. xiv+302 pages; illustrated throughout with 42 colour plates. PSAS46 2016. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781784913632. £69.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913649. £48.00 (Exc. VAT) Institutional Price £69.00 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageBuy Now

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international academic forum that meets annually for the presentation of research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. It focuses on the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, and numismatics from the earliest times to the present day.

A wide range of original and stimulating papers presented at the Seminar is published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies and reflects the dynamism and scope of the interdisciplinary event. The Proceedings present the cutting edge of new research on Arabia and include reports of new discoveries in the Peninsula. They are published each spring in time for the subsequent Seminar, which is held in July.

The main foci of the Seminar in 2015, in descending order of the number of papers presented in each session were North Arabia, South Arabia and Aksum, Archaeological Survey and Field Methods, Bronze and Iron Ages in Eastern Arabia, Islamic Archaeology, and Neolithic Archaeology. In addition, there were sessions on Recent Cultural History in Arabia, and Heritage Management in Arabia, as well as a special session on the Nabataean world titled ‘Beyond the “rose-red” city: the hinterland of Petra and Nabatean rural sites’, which featured a total of six papers. This volume also includes notes in memoriam on Professor Andrzej Zaborski (1942–2014), Professor Ordinarius at the Jagellonian University of Cracow, who specialized in Afro-Asiatic linguistics, Semitic and Cushitic in particular.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 45 2015 edited by Orhan Elmaz. xii+434 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. PSAS45 2015. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781784911454. £69.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784911461. £48.00 (Exc. VAT) Institutional Price £69.00 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageBuy Now

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international academic forum which meets annually for the presentation of research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. It focuses on the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, and numismatics from the earliest times to the present day.

A wide range of original and stimulating papers presented at the Seminar are published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies and reflect the dynamism and scope of the interdisciplinary event.

The main foci of the Seminar in 2014, in chronological order were the Palaeolithic and Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, Early Historical and Classical periods, Heritage Management, Islamic Archaeology and History. In addition there were sessions on Ethnography, on Language, and with a session dedicated to the Archaeology and History of ancient Yemen. In addition, on the evening of Saturday, 26 July 2014, Professor Lloyd Weeks, Head of the School of Humanities, the University of University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, a long supporter of the Seminar and Foundation, presented the MBI Lecture entitled ‘The Quest for the Copper of Magan: how early metallurgy shaped Arabia and set the horizons of the Bronze Age world’ and as always provided an informative, interesting and lucid lecture. This volume also includes notes in memoriam on Nigel Groom (1924–2014), ‘Arabist, historian, spy-catcher, and writer on perfume’; and on Professor Tony Wilkinson (1948–2014), Professor of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh (2005–2006) and Professor of Archaeology at Durham University (2006–2014) who specialised in landscape archaeology.

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 44 2014 Papers from the forty-seventh meeting, London, 26–28 July 2013 edited by Robert Hoyland and Sarah Morris. 357 pages; illustrated in colour and black and white.. PSAS44 2014. ISBN 9781905739806. £65.00 (No VAT). Book contents pageBuy Now

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Languages of Southern Arabia Supplement to the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 44 2014 edited by Orhan Elmaz and Janet C.E. Watson. 153 pages.. PSAS. ISBN 9781905739813. £30.00 (No VAT). Book contents pageBuy Now

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 43 2013 Papers from the forty-sixth meeting, London, 13–15 July 2012 edited by Lloyd Weeks and Janet Watson. 361 pages; illustrated in colour and black and white. PSAS43 2013. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739653 . £65.00 (No VAT). Institutional Price £65.00 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageBuy Now

Contents: 1) Abdullah al-Ghafri et al.: Timing water shares in Wādī Banī Kharūs, Sultanate of Oman; 2) Valentina Azzarà: Architecture and building techniques at the Early Bronze Age site of HD-6, Rā’s al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman; 3) Soumyen Bandyopadhyay et al.: In times of war: typological and morphological characteristics of dwellings in Hārat al-Yemen in Izkī, Oman; 4) Anne Benoist: A green paradise. Economic strategies, collective practices, and local ancestors of the Iron Age community of Masāfī (Emirate of Fujairah, UAE); 5) Lucy Blue et al.: Developing an integrated policy for the maritime and coastal heritage of the UAE: a collaborative approach; 6) Manfred Böhme: The ‘petrographic-polychrome style’ and the symbolic meaning of white stones in Hafit grave architecture (poster); 7) Vincent Charpentier et al.: Conquering new territories: when the first black boats sailed to Masirah Island; 8) Richard Cuttler et al.: Typological and chronological variation of burial in Qatar: ‘Ubaid to late pre-Islamic (poster); 9) Hans Georg K. Gebel: Arabia’s fifth-millennium BCE pastoral well cultures: hypotheses on the origins of oasis life; 10) Julie Goy et al.: Archaeometallurgical survey in the area of Masafi (Fujairah, UAE): preliminary data from an integrated programme of survey, excavation, and physicochemical analyses; 11) Hanadi Ismail: Communities of healing practice on al-Batinah coast of Oman; 12) Carine Juvin: Calligraphy and writing activities in Mecca during the medieval period (twelfth–fifteenth centuries); 13) Moritz Kinzel et al.: Conserving Zubarah: towards a conservation strategy for Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, Qatar (poster); 14) Adelina Kutterer & Sabah A. Jasim: An infant burial from late pre-Islamic Mleiha (Sharjah, UAE) (poster); 15) Johannes Kutterer et al.: Second report on the copper smelting site HLO1 in Wādī al-Hilo (Sharjah, UAE); 16) Marion Lemée et al.: Jabal al-ΚAluya: an inland Neolithic settlement of the late fifth millennium BC in the Ādam area, Sultanate of Oman; 17) Romolo Loreto: New Neolithic evidence from the al-Jawf region: an outline of the historical development of Dūmat al-Jandal; 18) Gen Mitsuishi & Derek Kennet: Kiln sites of the fourteenth–twentieth-century Julfar ware pottery industry in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE; 19) Miranda J. Morris: The use of ‘veiled language’ in Soqotri poetry; 20) Andrew Petersen & Faisal al-Naimi: Qal‘at Ruwayda and the fortifications of Qatar; 21) Valeria Fiorani Piacentini: The eleventh–twelfth centuries: an ‘Umān–Kīj–Kirmān/Harmuz axis?; 22) Hannah Russ & Andrew D. Petersen: Fish and fishing during the late Islamic period at Rubayqa, northern Qatar: preliminary results (poster); 23) Jérémie Schiettecatte et al.: The oasis of al-Kharj through time: first results of archaeological fieldwork in the province of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); 24) Julie Scott-Jackson & William Scott-Jackson: Route planning in the Palaeolithic? (poster); 25) Juan Manuel Tebes: Investigating the painted pottery traditions of first-millennium BC north-western Arabia and southern Levant; 26) Emma Tetlow et al.: Landscape visualization, sea-level change, and human occupation in Wādī Debayān, north-western Qatar (poster); 27) Yosef Tobi: The Jews of Yemen in light of the excavation of the Jewish synagogue in Qanī’.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 42 2012 Papers from the forty-fifth meeting, London, 28-30 July 2011 edited by Janet C. M. Starkey. x + 425 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. PSAS42 2012. ISBN 9781905739547. £67.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

Contents: 1) New perspectives on Minaean expiatory texts (Alessio Agostini); 2) Investigating an early Islamic landscape on Kuwait Bay: the archaeology of historical Kadhima (Andrew Blair, Derek Kennet & Sultan al-Duwīsh); 3) The early settlement of HD-5 at Ras al-Дadd, Sultanate of Oman (fourth–third millennium BCE) (Federico Borgi, Elena Maini, Maurizio Cattani & Maurizio Tosi); 4) Known and unknown archaeological monuments in the Dūmat al-Jandal oasis in Saudi Arabia: a review (Guillaume Charloux); 5) Prehistory and palaeo-geography of the coastal fringes of the Wahiba Sands and Bar al-Hikman, Sultanate of Oman (Vincent Charpentier, Jean-François Berger, Rémy Crassard, Marc Lacaze & Gourguen Davtian); 6) Unlocking the Early Bronze Age: attempting to extract Umm an-Nar tombs from a remotely sensed Hafit dataset (poster) (William Deadman); 7) Iron Age impact on a Bronze Age archaeological landscape: results from the Italian Mission to Oman excavations at Salūt, Sultanate of Oman (Michele Degli Esposti & Carl Phillips); 8) Late Palaeolithic core-reduction strategies in Dhofar, Oman (Yamandú Hilbert, Jeffrey Rose & Richard Roberts); 9) Réflexions sur les formes de l’écrit à l’aube de l’Islam (Frédéric Imbert); 10) Getting to the bottom of Zabid: the Canadian Archaeological Mission in Yemen, 1982–2011 (Edward J. Keall); 11) New perspectives on regional and interregional obsidian circulation in prehistoric and early historic Arabia (Lamya Khalidi, Krista Lewis & Bernard Gratuze); 12) The Saudi-Italian-French Archaeological Mission at Dūmat al-Jandal (ancient Adumatu). A first relative chronological sequence for Dūmat al-Jandal. Architecture and pottery (Romolo Loreto); 13) Excavation at the ‘Tree of Life’ site (Mohammed Redha Ebrahim Hasan Mearaj); 14) The origin of the third-millennium BC fine grey wares found in eastern Arabia (S. Méry, R. Besenval, M.J. Blackman & A. Didier); 15) Building H at Mleiha: new evidence of the late pre-Islamic period D phase (PIR.D) in the Oman peninsula (second to mid-third century AD) (M. Mouton, M. Tengberg, V. Bernard, S. Le Maguer, A. Reddy, D. Soulié, M. Le Grand & J. Goy); 16) An overview of archaeology and heritage in Qatar (Sultan Muhesen, Faisal al-Naimi & Ingolf Thuesen); 17) The construction of Medina’s earliest city walls: defence and symbol (Harry Munt); 18) Landscape signatures and seabed characterization in the marine environment of north-west Qatar (poster) (Faisal al-Naimi, Richard Cuttler, Ibrahim Ismail Alhaidous, Lucie Dingwall, Garry Momber, Sadd al-Naimi, Paul Breeze & Ahmed Ali al-Kawari); 19) Towards an annotated corpus of Soqotri oral literature: the 2010 fieldwork season (Vitaly Naumkin, Leonid Kogan & Dmitry Cherkashin (Moscow); AΉmad Īsā al-Darhī & Īsa Gumān al-Darhī (Soqotra, Yemen); 20) Palace, mosque, and tomb at al-RuwayΡah, Qatar (Andrew Petersen & Tony Grey); 21) The origin and development of the oasis landscape of al-ΚAin (UAE) (Timothy Power & Peter Sheehan); 22) Evidence from a new inscription regarding the goddess ΚΕ(t)rm and some remarks on the gender of deities in South Arabia (Alessia Prioletta); 23) Archaeological excavations at the settlement of al-FurayΉah (Freiha), north-west Qatar (Gareth Rees, Faysal al-Naimi, Tobias Richter, Agnieszka Bystron & Alan Walmsley); 24) The 2010–2011 excavation season at al-Zubārah, north-west Qatar (poster) (Tobias Richter, Faisal Abdulla al-Naimi, Lisa Yeomans, Michael House, Tom Collie, Pernille Bangsgaard Jensen, Sandra Rosendahl, Paul Wordsworth & Alan Walmsley); 25) The Great Mosque of Qalhāt rediscovered. Main results of the 2008–2010 excavations at Qalhāt, Oman (Axelle Rougeulle, Thomas Creissen & Vincent Bernard); 26) A new stone tool assemblage revisited: reconsidering the ‘Aterian’ in Arabia (Eleanor M.L. Scerri); 27) Egyptian cultural impact on north-west Arabia in the second and first millennia BC (Gunnar
The Nabataeans in Focus: Current Archaeological Research at Petra: Supplement to the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies: Volume 42 2012 edited by Laila Nehmé & Lucy Wadeson. v +141 pages; illustrated throughout. PSAS. ISBN 9781905739554. £30.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

Introduction - The Nabataeans in focus (Laïla Nehmé & Lucy Wadeson); 1) Landscapes north of Petra: the Petra Area and Wādī Silaysil Survey (Brown University Petra Archaeological Project, 2010-2011) (Susan E. Alcock & Alex R. Knodell); 2) Nabataean or Late Roman? Reconsidering the date of the built sections and milestones along the Petra–Gaza road (Chaim Ben David); 3) Reinventing the sacred: from shrine to monastery at Jabal Hārūn (Zbigniew T. Fiema, ); 4) Dating the early phases under the temenos of the QaΒr al-Bint at Petra (F. Renel, M. Mouton, C. Augé, C. Gauthier, C. Hatté, J-F. Saliège & A. Zazzo); 5) A Nabataean shrine to Isis in Wādī Abū Ullayqah, in the south-west of Petra (Marie-Jeanne Roche); 6) The palaces of the Nabataean kings at Petra (Stephan G. Schmid, Piotr Bienkowski, Zbigniew T. Fiema & Bernhard Kolb); 7) The funerary landscape of Petra: results from a new study (Lucy Wadeson); 8) The International Aslah Project, Petra: new research and new questions (Robert Wenning in cooperation with Laurent Gorgerat).
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 41 2011 Papers from the forty-fourth meeting, London, 22–24 July 2010 edited by Janet Starkey. xvi+436 pages; illustrated in colour and black and white. PSAS41 2011. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739400. £65.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781905739400. £46.04 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 41 2011, Papers from the forty-fourth meeting, held at the British Museum, London, 22–24 July 2010. Contents: 1) Some observations on women in Omani sources (Olga Andriyanova); 2) Archaeological landscape characterization in Qatar through satellite and aerial photographic analysis, 2009 to 2010 (Paul Breeze, Richard Cuttler & Paul Collins); 3) Fishing kit implements from KHB-1: net sinkers and lures (poster) (Fabio Cavulli & Simona Scaruffi); 4) The distribution of storage and diversion dams in the western mountains of South Arabia during the Himyarite period (Julien Charbonnier); 5) Assessing the value of palaeoenvironmental data and geomorphological processes for understanding Late Quaternary population dynamics in Qatar (Richard Cuttler, Emma Tetlow & Faisal al-Naimi); 6) Les fortifications de Khor Rorī – ‘Sumhuram’ (poster) (Christian Darles); 7) Places of contact, spheres of interaction. The Ubaid phenomenon in the central Gulf area as seen from a first season of reinvestigations at Dosariyah (Dawsāriyyah), Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia (Philipp Drechsler0; 8) khushub musannadah (Qurān 63. 4) and Epigraphic South Arabian ms3nd (Orhan Elmaz); 9) Walled structures and settlement patterns in the south-western part of Dhofar, Oman (poster) (Roman Garba & Peter Farrington);10) The wall and talus at Barāqish, ancient Yathill (al-Jawf, Yemen): a Minaean stratigraphy (Francesco G. Fedele); 11) Through evangelizing eyes: American missionaries to Oman (Hilal al-Hajri); 12) Quantified analysis of long-term settlement trends in the northern Oman peninsula (Nasser Said al-Jahwari); 13) Yeha and Hawelti: cultural contacts between Saba and DMT – New research by the German Archaeological Institute in Ethiopia (Sarah Japp, Iris Gerlach, Holger Hitgen & Mike Schnelle); 14) The Kadhima Project: investigating an Early Islamic settlement and landscape on Kuwait Bay (poster) (Derek Kennet, Andrew Blair, Brian Ulrich & Sultan M. al-Duwīsh); 15) Typology of incense-burners of the Islamic period (Sterenn Le Maguer); 16) A geomorphological and hydrological underpinning for archaeological research in northern Qatar (Phillip G. Macumber); 17) Recent investigations at the prehistoric site RH-5 (Ras al-Hamrā, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman) (Lapo Gianni Marcucci, Francesco Genchi, Émilie Badel & Maurizio Tosi); 18) Geoarchaeological investigations at the site of Julfār (al-Nudūd and al-Matāf), Ras al-Khaymah, UAE: preliminary results from the auger-hole survey (poster) (Mike Morley, Robert Carter & Christian Velde); 19) Conserving and contextualizing national cultural heritage: the 3-D digitization of the fort at al-Zubārah and petroglyphs at Jabal al-Jusāsiyyah, Qatar (poster) (Helen Moulden, Richard Cuttler & Shane Kelleher); 20) Reassessing Wādī Debayan (Wādī al-Dabayān): an important Early Holocene Neolithic multi-occupational site in western Qatar (poster) (Faisal al-Naimi, Kathryn M. Price, Richard Cuttler & Hatem Arrock); 21) Research on an Islamic period settlement at Ras Ushayriq in northern Qatar and some observations on the occurrence of date presses (Andrew Petersen); 22) Relations between southern Arabia and the northern Horn of Africa during the last millennium BC (David W. Phillipson); 23) Bayt Bin Ātī in the Qattārah oasis: a prehistoric industrial site and the formation of the oasis landscape of al-Ain, UAE (Timothy Power & Peter Sheehan); 24) The Sabaic inscription A–20–216: a new Sabaean-Seleucid synchronism (Alessia Prioletta); 25) Al-Suwaydirah (old al-Taraf) and its Early Islamic inscriptions (Saad bin Abdulaziz al-Rashid); 26) Investigations in al-Zubārah hinterland at Murayr and al-Furayhah, north-west Qatar (poster) (Gareth Rees, Tobias Richter & Alan Walmsley); 27) Pearl fishers, townsfolk, Bedouin, and shaykhs: economic and social relations in Islamic al-Zubārah (Tobias R
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 40 2010 Papers from the forty-third meeting, London, 23–25 July 2009 edited by Janet Starkey. 400 pages; illustrated; paperback. PSAS40 2010. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739332. £55.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913274. £38.95 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

Volume Contents: The Qatar National Historic Environment Record: a bespoke cultural resource management tool and the wider implications for heritage management within the region (Rebecca Beardmore et al.); Preliminary pottery study: Murwab horizon in progress, ninth century AD, Qatar (Alexandrine Guérin); Excavations and survey at al-Ruwaydah, a late Islamic site in northern Qatar (Andrew Petersen & Tony Grey); Al-Zubārah and its hinterland, north Qatar: excavations and survey, spring 2009 (Alan Walmsley et al.); A possible Upper Palaeolithic and Early Holocene flint scatter at Ra's Ushayriq, western Qatar (Faisal Abdulla Al-Naimi et al.); The dhow’s last redoubt? Vestiges of wooden boatbuilding traditions in Yemen (Dionisius A. Agius et al.); Building materials in South Arabian inscriptions: observations on some problems concerning the study of architectural lexicography (Alessio Agostini); Conflation of celestial and physical topographies in the Omani decorated mihrāb (Soumyen Bandyopadhyay); Al-Balīd ship timbers: preliminary overview and comparisons (Luca Belfioretti & Tom Vosmer); Fouilles à Masāfī-3 en 2009 (Émirat de Fujayrah, Émirats Arabes Unis): premières observations à propos d’un espace cultuel de l’Âge du Fer nouvellement découvert en Arabie orientale (Anne Benoist); First investigations at the Wādī al-Ayn tombs, Oman (poster) (Manfred Böhme); Glass bangles of al-Shīhr, Hadramawt (fourteenth–nineteenth centuries), a corpus of new data for the understanding of glass bangle manufacture in Yemen (Stéphanie Boulogne & Claire Hardy-Guilbert); L’emploi du bois dans l’architecture du Yémen antique (Christian Darles); Once more on the interpretation of mtl in Epigraphic South Arabian (a new expiatory inscription on irrigation from Kamna) (Serge A. Frantsouzoff); New evidence on the use of implements in al-Madām area, Sharjah, UAE (Alejandro Gallego López); The first three campaigns (2007-2009) of the survey at Ādam (Sultanate of Oman) (Jessica Giraud et al.); A new approach to central Omani prehistory (Reto Jagher & Christine Pümpin); Umm an-Nar settlement in the Wādī Andam (Sultanate of Oman) (Nasser al-Jahwari & Derek Kennet); Mapping Masna at Māryah: using GIS to reconstruct the development of a multi-period site in the highlands of Yemen (Krista Lewis et al.); Written Mahri, Mahri fusha and their implications for early historical Arabic (Samuel Liebhaber); How difficult is it to dedicate a statue? A new approach to some Sabaic inscriptions from Mahrib (Anne Multhoff); The semantic structure of motion verbs in the dialect of Zabīd (Yemen) (Samia Naïm); Preliminary results of the Dhofar archaeological survey (Lynne S. Newton & Juris Zarins); An early MIS3 wet phase at palaeolake Κaqabah: preliminary interpretation of the multi-proxy record (Ash Parton et al.); South Arabian inscriptions from the Farasān Islands (Saudi Arabia) (Solène Marion de Procé & Carl Phillips); The ‘River Aftan’: an old caravan/trade route along Wādī al-Sahbām (Nabiel Y. Al Shaikh & Claire Reeler); The Wādī Sūq pottery: a typological study of the pottery assemblage at Hili 8 (UAE) (Sabrina Righetti & Serge Cleuziou); A Βarf talisman from Ghayl Bā Wazīr, Hadramawt (Mikhail Rodionov); The Qalhāt Project: new research at the medieval harbour site of Qalhāt, Oman (2008) (Axelle Rougeulle); Irrigation management in pre-Islamic South Arabia according to the epigraphic evidence (Peter Stein); A detective story: emphatics in Mehri (Janet C.E. Watson & Alex Bellem); Shell mounds of the Farasān Islands, Saudi Arabia (M.G.M. Williams); The Almaqah temple of Meqaber Ga'ewa near Wuqro (Tigray, Ethiopia) (Pawel Wolf & Ulrike Nowotnick)
The Development of Arabic as a Written Language Supplement to the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 40 2010 edited by M. C. A. Macdonald. 140 pages; illustrated; paperback. PSAS2 2010. ISBN 9781905739349. £30.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

Contents: Introduction: The development of Arabic as a written language (Christian Julien Robin); Ancient Arabia and the written word (M.C.A. Macdonald); Mount Nebo, Jabal Ramm, and the status of Christian Palestinian Aramaic and Old Arabic in Late Roman Palestine and Arabia (Robert Hoyland); A glimpse of the development of the Nabataean script into Arabic based on old and new epigraphic material (Laïla Nehmé); The evolution of the Arabic script in the period of the Prophet MuΉammad and the Orthodox Caliphs in the light of new inscriptions discovered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘Alī Ibrāhīm Al-Ghabbān); In search of a standard: dialect variation and New Arabic features in the oldest Arabic written documents (Pierre Larcher); The codex Parisino-petropolitanus and the Ήijāzī scripts (François Déroche); The relationship of literacy and memory in the second/eighth century (Gregor Schoeler); The Use of the Arabic script in magic (Venetia Porter); The Old Arabic graffito at Jabal Usays: A new reading of line 1 (M.C.A. Macdonald).
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 39 2009 Papers from the forty-second meeting London, 24–26 July 2008 edited by Janet Starkey. 386 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. PSAS39 2009. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739233. £50.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913281. £35.41 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

Contents: V.M. Azzarà, Domestic architecture at the Early Bronze Age sites HD–6 and RJ–2 (JaΚalān, Sultanate of Oman); Mark Beech, Marjan Mashkour, Matthias Huels & Antoine Zazzo, Prehistoric camels in south-eastern Arabia: the discovery of a new site in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region, United Arab Emirates; Mohammed Ali Al-Belushi & Ali Tigani ElMahi, Archaeological investigations in Shenah, Sultanate of Oman; Lucia Benediková & Peter Barta, A Bronze Age settlement at al-KhiΡr, Failakah Island, Kuwait; Olivier Brunet, Bronze and Iron Age carnelian bead production in the UAE and Armenia: new perspectives; Ingo Buchmann, Tobias Schröder & Paul Yule, Documentation and visualisation of archaeological sites in Yemen: an antique relief wall in Zafār (poster); Fabio Cavulli, Emanuela Cristiani & Simona Scaruffi, Techno-functional analysis at the fishing settlement of KHB–1 (RaΜs al-Khabbah, JaΚalān, Sultanate of Oman); Julien Charbonnier, Dams in the western mountains of Yemen: a Дimyarite model of water management; Christian Darles, Les monolithes dans l’architecture monumentale de l’Arabie du Sud antique; Daniel Eddisford & Carl Phillips, Kalbā in the third millennium (Emirate of Sharjah, UAE); Bat-Zion Eraqi-Klorman, Yemen: religion, magic, and Jews; Francesco G. Fedele, Sabaean animal economy and household consumption at Yalā, eastern Khawlān al-Кiyāl, Yemen; Serge A. Frantsouzoff, The status of sacred pastures according to Sabaic inscriptions; Jessica Giraud & Serge Cleuziou, Funerary landscape as part of the social landscape and its perceptions: 3000 Early Bronze Age burials in the eastern JaΜlān (Sultanate of Oman); Alexandrine Guérin & Faysal al-NaΜimi, Territory and settlement patterns during the Abbasid period (ninth century AD): the village of Murwab (Qatar); Mária Hajnalová, Zora Miklíková & Tereza Belanová-Štolcová, Environmental research at al-KhiΡr, Failakah Island, Kuwait; Hani Hayajneh, Ancient North Arabian–Nabataean bilingual inscriptions from southern Jordan; Marco Iamoni, The Iron Age ceramic tradition in the Gulf: a re-evaluation from the Omani perspective; Manfred Kropp, “People of powerful South Arabian kings” or just “people of their kind we annihilated before”? Proper noun or common noun in QurΜān 44:37 and 50:14; Johannes Kutterer & Sabah A. Jasim, First report on the copper-smelting site HLO-1 in Wādī al-Hilo, UAE; Romolo Loreto, House and household: a contextual approach to the study of South Arabian domestic architecture. A case study from seventh- to sixth-century BC Yalā/ad-Durayb; Louise Martin, Joy McCorriston & Rémy Crassard, Early Arabian pastoralism at Manayzah in Wādī Сanā, Hadramawt; Giovanni Mazzini & Alexandra Porter, Stela BM 102600=CIH 611 in the British Museum: water regulation between two bordering estates; Anne Multhoff, “A parallel to the Second Commandment…” revisited; Khudooma al-NaΜimi, The discovery of insect remains associated with a Bronze Age tomb in the United Arab Emirates: a preliminary study (poster); Andrew Petersen, Islamic urbanism in eastern Arabia: the case of the al-ΚAyn–al-Buraymī oasis; Valeria Fiorani Piacentini & Christian Velde, The battle of Julfār (880/1475); Alexandra Porter, Rebecca Stacey & Brendan Derham, The function of ceramic jar Type 4100: a preliminary organic residue analysis; C.N. Reeler, N.Y. Al-Shaikh & D.T. Potts, An historical cartographic study of the Yabrīn oasis, Saudi Arabia; Katrien Rutten, South-east Arabian pottery at ed-Dur (al-Dūr), Umm al-Qaiwayn, UAE: its origin, distribution, and role in the local economy; Abdulrahman al-Salimi, The Wajīhids of Oman.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies VOLUME 38 Papers from the forty-first meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 19-21 July 2007 edited by Lloyd Weeks and St John Simpson. 344 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. PSAS38 2008. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739202. £49.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781905739202. £34.70 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

CONTENTS: Abdol Rauh Yaccob, British policy on Arabia before the First World War: an internal argument; Adrian G. Parker &. Jeffrey I. Rose, Climate change and human origins in southern Arabia; Alexandrine Guérin & Faysal Abdallah al-Na’imi, Nineteenth century settlement patterns at Zekrit, Qatar: pottery, tribes and territory; Anthony E. Marks, Into Arabia, perhaps, but if so, from where?; Audrey Peli, A history of the Ziyadids through their coinage (203– 442/818–1050); Aurelie Daems & An De Waele, Some reflections on human-animal burials from pre-Islamic south-east Arabia (poster); Brian Ulrich, The Azd migrations reconsidered: narratives of ‘Amr Muzayqiya and Mālik b. Fahm in historiographic context; Christian Darles, Derniers résultats, nouvelles datations et nouvelles données sur les fortifications de Shabwa (Hadramawt); Eivind Heldaas Seland, The Indian ships at Moscha and the Indo-Arabian trading circuit; Fabio Cavulli & Simona Scaruffi, Stone vessels from KHB-1, Ja’lān region, Sultanate of Oman (poster); Francesco G. Fedele, Wādī al-Tayyilah 3, a Neolithic and Pre-Neolithic occupation on the eastern Yemen Plateau, and its archaeofaunal information; Ghanim Wahida, Walid Yasin al-Tikriti & Mark Beech, Barakah: a Middle Palaeolithic site in Abu Dhabi Emirate; Jeffrey I. Rose & Geoff N. Bailey, Defining the Palaeolithic of Arabia? Notes on the Roundtable Discussion; Jeffrey I. Rose, Introduction: special session to define the Palaeolithic of Arabia; Julie Scott-Jackson, William Scott-Jackson, Jeffrey Rose & Sabah Jasim, Investigating Upper Pleistocene stone tools from Sharjah, UAE: Interim report; Krista Lewis & Lamya Khalidi, From prehistoric landscapes to urban sprawl: the Masn’at Māryah region of highland Yemen; Michael J. Harrower, Mapping and dating incipient irrigation in Wadi Sana, Hadramawt (Yemen); Mikhail Rodionov, The jinn in Hadramawt society in the last century; Mohammed A.R. al-Thenayian, The Red Sea Tihami coastal ports in Saudi Arabia; Mohammed Maraqten, Women’s inscriptions recently discovered by the AFSM at the Awām temple/Mahram Bilqīs in Marib, Yemen; Nasser Said al-Jahwari & Derek Kennet, A field methodology for the quantification of ancient settlement in an Arabian context; Rémy Crassard, The “Wa’shah method”: an original laminar debitage from Hadramawt, Yemen; Saad bin Abdulaziz al-Rāshid, Sadd al-Khanaq: an early Umayyad dam near Medina, Saudi Arabia; Ueli Brunner, Ancient irrigation in Wādī Jirdān; Vincent Charpentier & Sophie Méry, A Neolithic settlement near the Strait of Hormuz: Akab Island, United Arab Emirates; Vincent Charpentier, Hunter-gatherers of the “empty quarter of the early Holocene” to the last Neolithic societies: chronology of the late prehistory of south-eastern Arabia (8000–3100 BC); Yahya Asiri, Relative clauses in the dialect of Rijal Alma’ (south-west Saudi Arabia); Yosef Tobi, Sālôm (Sālim) al-Sabazī’s (seventeenth-century) poem of the debate between coffee and qāt; Zaydoon Zaid & Mohammed Maraqten, The Peristyle Hall: remarks on the history of construction based on recent archaeological and epigraphic evidence of the AFSM expedition to the Awām temple in Mārib, Yemen
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies VOLUME 37 Papers from the fortieth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 27th-29th July 2006 edited by Lloyd Weeks and St John Simpson. 347 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. PSAS37 2007. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739202. £47.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913298. £33.29 (Exc. VAT) Institutional Price £47.00 (Exc. UK VAT) Buy Now

Contents: 1) Coastal prehistory in the southern Red Sea Basin, underwater archaeology, and the Farasan Islands (Geoff Bailey, Abdullah AlSharekh, Nic Flemming, Kurt Lambeck, Garry Momber, Anthony Sinclair & Claudio Vita-Finzi); 2) Chronologie et evolution de l'architecture a Makaynun: la formation d'un centre urbain a l'epoque sudarabique dans le Hadramawt (A. Benoist, O. Lavigne, M. Mouton & J. Schiettecatte); 3) A preliminary study on the materials employed in ancient Yemeni mummification and burial practices (summary) (Stephen A. Buckley, Joann Fletcher, Khalid Al-Thour, Mohammed Basalama & Don R. Brothwell); 4) From Safer to Balhaf: rescue excavations along the Yemen LNG pipeline route (Remy Crassard & Holger Hitgen); 5) Pastoral nomadic communities of the Holocene climatic optimum: excavation and research at Kharimat Khor al-Manahil and Khor al-Manahil in the Rub al-Khali, Abu Dhabi (Richard Cuttler, Mark Beech, Heiko Kallweit, Anja Zander & Walid Yasin Al-Tikriti); 6) Flip the coin. Preliminary results of compositional EDX analyses on south-east Arabian coins from ed-Dur (Umm al-Qaiwain, UAE) (Parsival Delrue); 7) Spreading the Neolithic over the Arabian Peninsula (Philipp Drechsler); 8) Water and waste in mediaeval Zabid, Yemen (Ingrid Hehmeyer); 9) Tribal links between the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle Euphrates at the beginning of the second millennium BC (Christine Kepinski); 10) Rare photographs from the 1930s and 1940s by Yihye Haybi, a Yemenite Jew from Sana: historical reality and ethnographic deductions (Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper); 11) Stargazing in traditional water management: a case study in northern Oman (Harriet Nash); 12) Al Qisha: archaeological investigations at an Islamic period Yemeni village (Audrey Peli & Florian Tereygeol, Al-Radrad (al-Jabali): a Yemeni silver mine, first results of the French mission (2006) (Lynne S. Newton); 13) A biographical sketch of Britain's first Sabaeologist: Colonel W.F. Prideaux, CSI (Carl Phillips & St J. Simpson); 14) The Arabian Corridor Migration Model: archaeological evidence for hominin dispersals into Oman during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene (Jeffrey Rose); 15) Ceramic production in mediaeval Yemen: the Yadgat kiln site (Axelle Rougeulle); 16) The word slm/snm and some words for "statue, idol" in Arabian and other Semitic languages (Fiorella Scagliarini); 16) "Transformation processes in oasis settlements in Oman" 2005 archaeological survey at the oasis of Nizwa: a preliminary report (Juergen Schreiber); 17) Middle Palaeolithic — or what? New sites in Sharjah, UAE (Julie Scott-Jackson, William Scott-Jackson & Sabah Jasim); 18) Rites and funerary practices at Rawk during the fourth millennium BC (Wadi ‘Idim, Yemen) (T. Steimer-Herbet, J-F. Saliege, T. Sagory, O. Lavigne & A. as-Saqqaf, in collaboration with M. Mashkour & H. Guy); 19) The sources on the Fitna of Masud b. Amr al-Azdi and their uses for Basran tribal history (Brian Ulrich); 20) The beads of ed-Dur (Umm al-Qaiwain, UAE) (An De Waele); 21) Aspects of recent archaeological work at al-Balid (Íafar), Sultanate of Oman (Juris Zarins); 22) Towards a new theory: the state of Bani Mahdi, the fourth imamate in Yemen (Ahmad b. Umar al-Zaylai).
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies VOLUME 36 Papers from the thirty-ninth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, held in London, July 2005 edited by Rob Carter and St John Simpson. 299 pages; numerous figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. PSAS36 2006. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739011. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913311. £31.87 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

PART ONE: A CELEBRATION OF A.F.L. BEESTON (1911-1995): (Michael Macdonald) Introductory Remarks; (Geert Jan van Gelder) An experiment with Beeston, Labīd, and BaΊΊār: on translating Classical Arabic verse; (James E. Montgomery) Beeston and the singing-girls; (Clive Holes) The Arabic dialects of Arabia; (Janet Watson, Bonnie Glover Stalls, Khalid al-Razihi and Shelagh Weir) The language of Jabal RāziΉ: Arabic or something else?; (Christian Robin) L'institution monarchique en Arabie du Sud antique: les contributions fondatrices d'A.F.L. Beeston réexaminées à la lumière des découvertes les plus récentes; (Mohammed Maraqten) Legal documents recently discovered by the AFSM at MaΉram Bilqīs, near Mārib, Yemen; (Serguei A. Frantsouzoff) A Minaic inscription on the pedestal of an ibex figurine from the British Museum; (Alessandra Avanzini) Ancient South Arabian anthroponomastics: historical remarks; (Michael J. Zwettler) “Binding on the crown”; (Manfred Kropp) Burden and succession: a proposed Aramaicism in the inscription of Namāra, or the diadochs of the Arabs PART TWO: ADDITIONAL NEW RESEARCH ON ARABIA (Søren Fredslund Andersen and Mustafa Ibrahim Salman) The Tylos Burials in Bahrain; (Djamel Boussaa) A future to the past: the case of Fareej Al-Bastakia in Dubai, UAE; (Paolo M. Costa) Џank archaeological project: a preliminary report; (Rémy Crassard, Joy McCorriston, Eric Oches, ΚAbd Al-Aziz Bin ΚAqil, Julien Espagne and Mohammad Sinnah) Manayzah, early to mid-Holocene occupations in Wādī Сanā (ДaΡramawt, Yemen); (Roland de Beauclair, Sabah A. Jasim and Hans-Peter Uerpmann) New results on the Neolithic jewellery from al-Buhais 18, UAE; (Ronald W. Hawker) Tribe, house style and the town layout of Jazirat al-Hamra, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE; (Moawiyah Ibrahim) Report on the 2005 AFSM excavations in the Ovoid Precinct at MaΉram Bilqīs/Mārib: preliminary report; (Mutsuo Kawatoko and Risa Tokunaga) Arabic rock inscriptions of south Sinai; (M. Mouton, A. Benoist, J. Schiettecatte, M. Arbach and V. Bernard) Makaynūn, a South Arabian site in the ДaΡramawt; (Adrian Parker, Caroline Davies and Tony Wilkinson) The early to mid-Holocene moist period in Arabia: some recent evidence from lacustrine sequences in eastern and south-western Arabia; (T. Steimer-Herbet, G. Davtian and F. Braemer) Pastoralists’ tombs and settlement patterns in Wādī WashΚah during the Bronze Age (ДaΡramawt, Yemen); (Yosef Tobi) The Сubayrī Collection in the Harvard Peabody Museum and Harvard Semitic Museum; (Donatella Usai) A fourth-millennium BC Oman site and its context: Wadi Shab-GAS1; (Eric Vallet) Yemeni “oceanic policy” at the end of the thirteenth century.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies. VOLUME 35 Papers from the thirty-eighth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, July 2004 edited by M.C.A. Macdonald. xiv + 325 pages; numerous figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs; paperback. 2005. PSAS35 2005. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9780953992379. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913335. £31.87 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

CONTENTS: (1) Saad A. al-Rashid, The development of archaeology in Saudi Arabia; (2) Laïla Nehmé, Towards an understanding of the urban space of Madāin Salih, ancient Hegra, through epigraphic evidence; (3) Diane Barker & Salah Ali Hassan, Aspects of east coast Hellenism and beyond: Late Pre-Islamic ceramics from Dibbā 76 and Dibbā al-MurabbaΚah, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; (4) Mark Beech, Richard Cuttler, Derek Moscrop, Heiko Kallweit & John Martin, New evidence for the Neolithic settlement of Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; (5) Ali Tigani ElMahi & Nasser Said Al Jahwari, Graves at Mahleya in Wādī Κandām (Sultanate of Oman): a view of a late Iron Age and Samad period death culture; (6) Heiko Kallweit, Mark Beech & Walid Yasin Al-Tikriti, Kharimat Khor al-Manāhil and Khor Āl Manāhīl — New Neolithic sites in the south-eastern desert of the UAE; (7) Jürgen Schreiber, Archaeological survey at Ibrām in the Sharqīyah, Sultanate of Oman; (8) Donatella Usai, Chisels or perforators? The lithic industry of Ras al-Hamra 5 (Muscat, Oman); (9) Paul Yule, The Samad Culture — Echoes; (10) Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Diversity in unity: an analysis of the settlement structure of Hārat al-Κaqr, Nizwā (Oman); (11) Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, Makramid rule in Oman; (12) Valeria Fiorani Piacentini, Sohar and the Daylamī interlude (356–443/967–1051); (12) Alessandra Avanzini & Alexander V. Sedov, The stratigraphy of Sumhuram: new evidence; (13) Lamya Khalidi, The prehistoric and early historic settlement patterns on the Tihāmah coastal plain (Yemen): preliminary findings of the Tihamah Coastal Survey 2003; (14) Krista Lewis, The Himyarite site of al-Adhla and its implications for the economy and chronology of Early Historic highland Yemen; (15) Joy McCorriston, Michael Harrower, Eric Oches & Abdalaziz Bin Κaqil, Foraging economies and population in the Middle Holocene highlands of southern Yemen; (16) Carl S. Phillips, A preliminary description of the pottery from al-Hāmid and its significance in relation to other pre-Islamic sites on the Tihāmah; (17) Eivind Heldaas Seland, Ancient South Arabia: trade and strategies of state control as seen in the Periplus Maris Erythraei; (18) Peter Stein, Once again, the division of the month in Ancient South Arabia; (19); Claire Hardy-Guilbert, The harbour of al-Shihr, Hadramawt, Yemen: sources and archaeological data on trade (20) Ingrid Hehmeyer, Diurnal time measurement for water allocation in southern Yemen; (20) Mikhail Rodionov, "Satanic matters": social conflict in Madūdah (Hadramawt), 1357/1938; (21) Axelle Rougeulle, The Sharma horizon: sgraffiato wares and other glazed ceramics of the Indian Ocean trade (c. AD 980–1140); (22) Yosef Tobi, An unknown study by Joseph Halévy on his journey to Yemen.
A.F.L. Beeston at the Arabian Seminar and other Papers edited by M.C.A. Macdonald and C.S. Phillips. viii+179 pages; illustrated with maps, plans, drawings and photographs. 2005. PSAS1 2005. ISBN 095399239X. £20.00 (No VAT). Buy Now

A reprint of all 18 of Beeston's papers from PSAS, with the addition of five previously unpublished works. A personal reminiscence by W.W. Muller is also included.

A Descriptive Grammar of Epigraphic South Arabian by A.F.L. Beeston. 80 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

Reprinted by Archaeopress in 2005. First published by Luzac and Co Ltd 1962.
Arabic Nomenclature A summary guide for beginners by A.F.L. Beeston. 8 pages; staple-bound. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

Reprinted by Archaeopress in 2005. First published by Oxford University Press in 1971.
Baidawi's Commentary on Surah 12 of the Qur'an Text accompanied by an interpretative rendering and notes edited by A.F.L. Beeston. 100 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

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Epigraphic South Arabian Calendars and Dating by A.F.L. Beeston. 50 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

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Qahtan Studies in Old South Arabian Epigraphy by A.F.L. Beeston. 72 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

Reptinted by Archaeopress in 2005. First published in three fascicules by Luzac and Co Ltd (1959, 1971, 1976).
Sabaic Grammar by A.F.L. Beeston. 81 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

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Selections from the Poetry of Bashshar Edited with an introduction and commentary edited by A.F.L. Beeston. 90 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

Reprinted by Archaeopress in 2005. First published by Cambridge University Press in 1977
The Arabic Language Today by A. F. L. Beeston. 125 pages; paperback. PSAS. ISBN n/a. Buy Now

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies VOLUME 34 Papers from the thirty-seventh meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 17-19 July 2003. Paperback, xviii + 415 pages; numerous figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. 2004. PSAS34 2004. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9780953992355. £50.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913342. £35.41 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

Rémy Crassard & Pierre Bodu, Préhistoire du Hadramat(Yémen): nouvelles perspectives; Burkhard Vogt, Towards a new dating of the great dam of Mārib. Preliminary results of the 2002 fieldwork of the German Institute of Archaeology; Norbert Nebes, A new Abraha inscription from the Great Dam of Mārib; Mohammed Maraqten, The processional road between Old Mārib and the Awām temple in the light of a recently discovered inscription from MaΉram Bilqīs; Peter Stein, A Sabaic proverb. The Sabaic minuscule inscription Mon.script.sab. 129; Anne Regourd & Noha Sadek, Nouvelles données sur la topographie de Zabīd (Yémen) au dix-huitième siècle; Nancy Um, Eighteenth-century patronage in Sana: building for the new capital during the second century of the Qāsimī imamate; Mikhail Rodionov, Mashhad Alī revisited: documents from Hadramat; Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper, An exceptional type of Yemeni necklace from the beginning of the twentieth century as an example of introducing artistic novelty into a traditional craft; William D. Glanzman, Beyond their borders: a common potting tradition and ceramic horizon within South Arabia during the later first millennium BC through the early first millennium AD; Barbara Davidde, Roberto Petriaggi & David F. Williams, New data on the commercial trade of the harbour of Kanẽ through the typological and petrographic study of the pottery; Alexandra Porter, Amphora trade between South Arabia and East Africa in the first millennium BC: a re-examination of the evidence; Roberta Tomber, Rome and South Arabia: new artefactual evidence from the Red Sea; Carl Phillips, François Villeneuve & William Facey, A Latin inscription from South Arabia; Anne Regourd, Trade on the Red Sea during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. The QuΒeir paper manuscript collection 1999–2003, first data; Vincent Charpentier, Trihedral points: a new facet to the "Arabian Bifacial Tradition" ?; Mark Beech, Heiko Kallweit & Peter Hellyer, New archaeological investigations at Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates; Heiko Kallweit, Lithics from the Emirates: the Abu Dhabi Airport sites Jürgen Schreiber & Jutta Häser, Archaeological survey at Tīwī and its hinterland (Central Oman); Caroline Cartwright, Reconstructing the use of coastal resources at Rams al-Hadd, Oman, in the third millennium BC; Ralph K. Pedersen, Traditional Arabian watercraft and the ark of the Gilgamesh epic: interpretations and realizations; A. Benoist, V. Bernard, A. Hamel, F. Saint-Genez, J. Schiettecatte, M. Skorupka, L'Age du Fer à Bithnah (Emirat de Fujairah): campagnes 2001–2002; Tom Vosmer, Qalhāt, an ancient port of Oman: results of the first mission; H. Stewart Edgell, The myth of the "lost city of the Arabian sands"; Valeria Fiorani Piacentini, The mercantile empire of the Tībīs: economic predominance, political power, military subordination; William & Fidelity Lancaster, with a technical report by Martin Bridge, Tree cores from Ras al-Khaimah; Birgit Mershen, Pots and tombs in Ibrā, Oman. Investigations into the archaeological surface record of Islamic cemeteries and the related burial customs and funerary rituals; Yaqoub Salim al-Busaidi, The protection and management of historic monuments in the Sultanate of Oman: the historic buildings of Oman; Mashary A. al-Naim, The dynamics of a traditional Arab town: the case of Hofūf, Saudi Arabia; François de Blois, Qurān IX:37 and CIH 547; Yosef Tobi, The orthography of pre-Saadianic Judaeo-Arabic compared with the orthography of the inscriptions of pre-Islamic Arabia; Samia Naïm, Le traitement syntaxique des relations inaliénables en arabe yéménite de Sana; Janet C.E. Watson, On the linguistic archaeology of Sana Arabic; Salah Said & M. al-Hamad, Three short Nabataean inscriptions from Umm al-Jimāl.
Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies VOLUME 33 Papers from the thirty-sixth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held in London, 18-20 July 2002 edited by Michael MacDonald. Paperback, xiv + 359 pages; numerous figures, plans, maps, drawings and photographs. 2003. PSAS33 2003. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9780953992348. £42.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784913359. £29.75 (Exc. VAT) Buy Now

CONTENTS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF OMAN AND THE GULF: Peter Magee, New chronometric data defining the Iron Age II period in south-eastern Arabia; Vincent Charpentier, Philippe Marquis & Éric Pellé, La nécropole et les derniers horizons Ve millénaire du site de Gorbat al-Mahar (Suwayh, SWY–1, Sultanat d'Oman) : premiers résultats; Jutta Häser, Archaeological results of the 1999 and 2000 survey campaigns in Wadi Bani Awf and the region of al-Hamra (Central Oman); Cécile Monchablon, Rémy Crassard, Olivia Munoz, Hervé Guy, Gaëlle Bruley-Chabot & Serge Cleuziou, Excavations at Ra’s al-Jinz RJ–1: stratigraphy without tells; Tom Vosmer, The Magan Boat Project: a process of discovery, a discovery of process; Anne Benoist, Michel Mouton & Jeremie Schiettecatte, The artefacts from the fort at Mleiha: distribution, origins, trade and dating; Ali Tigani ElMahi & Moawiyah Ibrahim, Two seasons of investigations at Manal site in the Wadi Samayil area, Sultanate of Oman; Soumyen Bandyopadhyay & Magda Sibley, The distinctive typology of central Omani mosques: its nature and antecedents; Caesar E. Farah, Anglo-Ottoman confrontation in the Persian Gulf in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; COMPARATIVE WATER SYSTEMS: Miquel Barceló, Julián Ortega, Arcadi Piera & Josep Torró, The Search for the Hararah asdād in the area of Zafār, Governorate of Ibb, Yemen; Helena Kirchner, Ma’jil: a type of hydraulic system in Yemen and in al-Andalus?; THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF PRE-ISLAMIC YEMEN: T.J. Wilkinson, The organization of settlement in highland Yemen during the Bronze and Iron Ages; Frank Braemer, Serge Cleuziou & Tara Steimer, Dolmen-like structures: some unusual funerary monuments in Yemen; William D. Glanzman, An examination of the building campaign of YadaΚΜil Dharīh bin Sumhu’alay, mukarrib of Saba’, in light of recent archaeology; Jean-François Breton, Preliminary notes on the development of Shabwa; Christian Darles, Les fortifications de Shabwa, capitale du royaume de Hadramawt; Jan Retsö, When did Yemen become Arabia felix?; The epigraphy of pre-Islamic Yemen; Joseph L. Daniels, Landscape graffiti in the Dhamār Plains and its relation to mountain-top religious practice; Serguei A. Frantsouzof, The Hadramitic funerary inscription from the cave-tomb at al-Rukbah (Wādī Ghabr, Inland Hadramawt) and burial ceremonies in ancient Hadramawt; Peter Stein, The inscribed wooden sticks of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich; Mohammed Maraqten, Some notes on Sabaic epistolography; YEMEN IN THE ISLAMIC PERIOD: A. Rougeulle, Excavations at Sharmah, Hadramawt the 2001 and 2002 seasons; Noha Sadek, a’izz, capital of the Rasulid dynasty in Yemen; ETHNOGRAPHY IN YEMEN: Vitaly Naumkin & Victor Porkhomovsky, Oral poetry in the Soqotran socio-cultural context. The case of the ritual song The girl and the jinn; Miranda Morris, The Soqotra Archipelago: concepts of good health and everyday remedies for illness; Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper, Children's attire in early 20th-century San’ā’ as a socio-cultural paradigm. Orders from Archaeopress.
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