Australian Left Review

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Arabia without Sultans


David McKnight


This article was originally intended as a review of that excellent book by Fred Halliday, Arabia Without Sultans. However, I realise that there is not much point in commenting on a book about a situation of which many Australians are ignorant. Hence, my “ book review” has, as its main task, an account of some very important developments in the south of Arabia (defined as the peninsula including Saudi Arabia, North and South Yemen, Oman and the Trucial or Gulf States).