Released on 1986Categories Law

The Maritime Laws of the Arabian Gulf Cooperations Council States

The Maritime Laws of the Arabian Gulf Cooperations Council States

Author: Richard Price

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 086010821X

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 668

The past ten years have seen rapid growth in the economic and maritime importance of the Arabian GCC states and an equally rapid modernisation of their domestic laws. Nevertheless, much of the maritime law and procedure in the region remains unknown or misunderstood both outside and even inside the region. Since the region is likely to remain significant in terms of maritime commerce, a better understanding of the law and regulations is required. The Maritime Laws of Arabian Gulf Cooperation States is intended as a guide not only for lawyers concerned with maritime law in the Gulf region, but also for all sectors of the shipping community with an involvement in the region. After a brief description of the historical maritime and legal background, Volume I discusses in detail the operation and application of GCC maritime law. The major areas are analysed and placed in the context of the accepted regime of international maritime law. The author finally draws some important general conclusions and looks to the future of maritime law in the Gulf - including the movement for the unification of the laws of the GCC. Volume II of the work contains translations of the major GCC maritime legislation as well as tables of International Conventions that have been ratified by the GCC States.
Released on 2021-04-16Categories

Shipwreck in Oman

Shipwreck in Oman

Author: Daniel Saunders

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838075674

Category:

Page: 102

View: 398

The remarkable account of Daniel Saunders 18th century shipwreck on the south coast of Arabia. New to this edition are place-specific modern colour photographs. A brief introduction to the period helps set the scene.
Released on 1996Categories History

The Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-first Century

The Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-first Century

Author: William Foxwell Albright Centennial Conference

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 093146496X

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 399

Sixteen essays from the Albright conference held at the Johns Hopkins University charting the course of ancient Near Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. This landmark volume is essential reading for both students and scholars.
Released on 2017-12-10Categories Fiction

8: The Game is On

8: The Game is On

Author: Swapnil Khamkar,

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9789387022065

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 912

History holds a lot in its pages. But till when can truth be hidden? Neel is a cop investigating the mysterious death of a famous film director. In the middle of a divorce case with his wife Avantika and amidst thoughts of resigning from his job, will he be able to find the culprit? A five-hundred-year old sunken ship belonging to Vasco da Gama is discovered off the coast in Oman. It is well known that the ship sank with thousands of artefacts in it. Out of them, eight artefacts are missing in specific. Do they have some connection with the film director’s death? Neel tries to unearth the truth behind the missing artefacts to find clues to questions nobody else can answer. Join Neel as he tries to find the truth behind 8! 1 ship; 2 deaths; 3 cops; 400 murders; 500 years; 60 days; 7 countries; 8 artefacts – Let the adventure begin!
Released on 2021-12-28Categories Political Science

Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations

Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations

Author: Jonathan Fulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000476798

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 939

This handbook brings together a mix of established and emerging international scholars to provide valuable analytical insights into how China’s growing Middle East presence affects intra-regional development, trade, security, and diplomacy. As the largest extra-regional economic actor in the Middle East, China is the biggest source of foreign direct investment into the region and the largest trading partner for most Middle Eastern states. This portends a larger role in political and security affairs, as the value of Chinese assets combined with a growing expatriate population in the region demands a more proactive role in contributing to regional order. Exploring the effect of these developments, the expert contributors also consider the reverberations in great power politics, as the United States, Russia, India, Japan, and the European Union also have considerable interests in the region. The book is divided into four sections: • Historical and policy context • State and regional case studies • Trade and development • International relations, security, and diplomacy. This volume is an essential reference for scholars and policy-makers in the fields of international relations, political sociology, international political economy, and foreign policy analysis. Area studies specialists in Middle Eastern Studies, China Studies, and East Asian Studies will also find it an invaluable resource.
Released on 2021-12-15Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Oman

Oman

Author: Tamra B. Orr

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502662989

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 146

View: 217

The nation of Oman has been an important trading location throughout history. Its location on the Arabian Peninsula and its rich oil reserves have played a part in the development of its healthy economy. These and other important facts about this small but fascinating Muslim nation are presented to readers through informative text and vibrant, full-color photographs. Common curriculum topics—from geography to government—are touched on, but readers also explore the many ways the people of Oman have fun, including the sports they play, the holidays the celebrate, and the foods they eat—complete with recipes!
Released on 2017-10-05Categories Biography & Autobiography

The Shipwreck Hunter

The Shipwreck Hunter

Author: David L. Mearns

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781925575286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 413

David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing and fascinating finds. It details both the meticulous research and the mid-ocean stamina and courage required to find a wreck miles beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the derring-do of Indiana Jones with the precision of a surgeon, in The Shipwreck Hunter David Mearns opens a porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.
Released on 2022-12-30Categories Social Science

Houseways in Southern Oman

Houseways in Southern Oman

Author: Marielle Risse

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000821741

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 848

This book explores how houses are created, maintained and conceptualized in southern Oman. Based on long-term research in the Dhofar region, it draws on anthropology, sociology, urban studies and architectural history. The chapters consider physical and functional aspects, including regulations governing land use, factors in siting houses, architectural styles and norms for interior and exterior decorating. The volume also reflects on cultural expectations regarding how and when rooms are used and issues such as safety, privacy, social connectedness and ease of movement. Houses and residential areas are situated within the fabric of towns, comparison is made with housing in other countries in the Arabian peninsula, and consideration is given to notions of the ‘Islamic city’ and the ‘Islamic house’. The book is valuable reading for scholars interested in the Middle East and the built environment.
Released on 2010Categories Travel

Oman

Oman

Author: Diana Darke

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841623320

Category: Travel

Page: 326

View: 854

One of the last remote corners of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has only recently permitted tourism, fearing it would engulf the local culture before it was ready. Today a growing number of visitors are discovering a land of awe-inspiring natural landscapes: mountains, ravines, cliffs, canyons, desert and coastline sweltering under the Middle Eastern sun. In this fully revised and updated Bradt guide, author Diana Darke describes in detail the archaeological wonders, nature reserves and world-class diving sites of this spellbinding sultanate. Visitors can soak up the spicy, perfumed souk atmosphere, watch a camel race or camp out with the Bedouin under the stars. Brimming with up-to-date information on restaurants and bars, hotels, sports facilities and trip itineraries, Bradt's Oman has everything for the traveller who wants to explore the land beyond the myth.
Released on 2014Categories History

Shipwreck & Survival in Oman, 1763

Shipwreck & Survival in Oman, 1763

Author: Klaas Doornbos

Publisher:

ISBN: 9089648380

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 509

In 1763, the Dutch ship Amstelveen set sail from the Dutch East Indies for Muscat, Oman. Through a tragic combination of human error and rough seas, the ship never made it to port, sinking off the southern coast of Oman. The thirty surviving crew members then faced a terrible trek across a desolate desert landscape to Muscat. Drawing from the logbook of Cornelis Eyks, the ship’s only surviving officer, Klaas Doornbos tells the fascinating story of the men’s journey across the Gulf of Oman desert, their encounters with the country’s inhabitants, and their struggle to survive. Quoting extensively from Eyks’s logbook, Doornbos describes how the sailors, barefoot and almost naked, walked hundreds of miles in the blazing sun in the hope of reaching civilization. Some of the men died on the way, while the fate of others is uncertain. It was not until 1766 that Eyks and the remaining men reached Muscat. Throughout, Doornbos uses Eyks’s logbook--the oldest remaining European account of the area--to reveal much about the desert coast of Oman and its people. Equal parts social history, anthropology, and survival chronicle, this gripping account of the Amstelveen’s crew is a thrilling piece of naval history.
Released on 2015-12-29Categories Political Science

Oman Reborn

Oman Reborn

Author: Linda Pappas Funsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137502018

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 128

The Sultanate of Oman is one of the few "good news" stories to have emerged from the Middle East in recent memory. This book traces the narrative of a little-known and relatively stable Arab country whose history of independence, legacy of interaction with diverse cultures, and enlightened modern leadership have transformed it in less than fifty years from an isolated medieval-style potentate to a stable, dynamic, and largely optimistic country. At the heart of this fascinating story is Oman’s sultan, Qaboos bin Sa’id, friend to both East and West, whose unique leadership style has resulted in both domestic and foreign policy achievements during more than four decades in office. Exploring Oman from a historical perspective, Funsch examines how the country’s unique blend of tradition and modernization has enabled it to succeed while others in the region have failed. Accounts of the author’s own experiences with Oman’s transformation add rich layers of depth, texture, and personality to the narrative.
Released on 2020-12-15Categories Social Science

Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management on the Historic and Arabian Trade Routes

Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management on the Historic and Arabian Trade Routes

Author: Robert Parthesius

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030558376

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 969

This book brings together perspectives on maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH) in selected countries around the Indian Ocean rim that are linked by the historic and Arabian maritime trade routes. It explores how selected countries have adapted maritime archaeological and UCH management methodologies rooted in western contexts to their own situations. It assesses how new heritage management burdens have been placed on states by outsiders wishing to conserve their own heritage in foreign waters. It investigates what these new pressures are and asks what the future holds for the region. Each chapter outlines the development of MUCH in the author’s home nation, provides an overview of current frameworks and activities, and looks to the future of research and management. The chapters draw conclusions regarding what has driven the process of developing individual approaches and perspectives and what the results have been. They ask if the focus is on management or research, and if the MUCH vision is focused seaward or towards the hinterland. A common thread that binds the chapters is the adaptation of western management and practice structures to contexts where the binaries such as tangible and intangible, natural and cultural, and submerged and terrestrial become blurred. It examines how states have confronted management and research challenges on sites that are validated primarily by European expansion perspectives.