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  • Les Tribus Ba-Kuba et les Peuplades Apparentées: Central Africa Belgian Congo Part I book cover

    Les Tribus Ba-Kuba et les Peuplades Apparentées

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part I

    By Jan Vansina

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Mamvu-Mangutu et Balese-Mvuba: Central Africa Belgian Congo Part III book cover

    Mamvu-Mangutu et Balese-Mvuba

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part III

    By H. Van Geluwe

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Les Bali et les Peuplades Apparentées (Ndaka-Mbo-Beke-Lika-Budu-Nyari): Central Africa Belgian Congo Part V book cover

    Les Bali et les Peuplades Apparentées (Ndaka-Mbo-Beke-Lika-Budu-Nyari)

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part V

    By H. Van Geluwe

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Les Peuplades de L'Entre Congo-Ubangi (Ngbandi, Ngbaka, Mbandja, Ngombe et Gens D'Eau): Central Africa Belgian Congo Part IV book cover

    Les Peuplades de L'Entre Congo-Ubangi (Ngbandi, Ngbaka, Mbandja, Ngombe et Gens D'Eau)

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part IV

    By H Burssens

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Immigrant Labour in Kuwait book cover

    Immigrant Labour in Kuwait

    By Abdulrasool Al-Moosa, Keith Mclachlan

    Kuwait has among the highest levels of personal incomes in the Middle East and the best oil reserves to production ratios of all the exporting states. Its good material fortune is offset by its political precariousness engendered by Kuwaiti nationals forming a minority and a heavy dependency on…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • A New Look at Kuwait book cover

    A New Look at Kuwait

    By Zahra Freeth

    This book, first published in 1972, describes a Kuwait normally hidden to the eyes of visitors. The author draws upon a vast experience of the country, from both before and after the discovery of oil, and analyses the changes to the physical appearance of the city as well as the changes to the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • Kuwait: Prospect and Reality book cover

    Kuwait: Prospect and Reality

    By H.V.F. Winstone, Zahra Freeth

    For many the story of this small Arabian state begins and ends with the wealth that has accrued from its vast oil deposits. But the real fascination of Kuwait lies in its geological and archaeological history; in its long struggle for survival among powerful neighbours; in its ambitious plans for…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • The Oil Economy of Kuwait book cover

    The Oil Economy of Kuwait

    By Y.S.F. Al-Sabah

    The economy of Kuwait is almost wholly dependent on oil. Such dependence on a depletable resource invariably stores up problems for the future, and in the case of Kuwait, these problems are aggravated by the unusually large proportion of skilled immigrant labour in the country. Dr Al-Sabah’s…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • A History of Persian Navigation book cover

    A History of Persian Navigation

    By Hadi Hasan

    This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • 'Omar Khayyám: The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation book cover

    'Omar Khayyám

    The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation

    By E.H. Rodwell

    This book, first published in 1931, shows in a simple, sound and lucid manner how the genius of two poets (Omar Khayyam and FitzGerald) brought together by the genius of an Orientalist (Professor Cowell) culminated in a very strange, very beautiful and profound English poem. This book is concerned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Kuwait City Parks: A Critical Review of their Design, Facilities, Programs and Management book cover

    Kuwait City Parks

    A Critical Review of their Design, Facilities, Programs and Management

    By Subhi Abdullah Al-Mutawa

    The purpose of this study, first published in 1985, was to investigate the management practices of the Kuwait City Park System and the relationship of these practices to user satisfaction. The decision making process affecting the parks had been fragmented between three agencies, and this created…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • The Manpower Problem in Kuwait book cover

    The Manpower Problem in Kuwait

    By Shamlan Y. Alessa

    The period since the Second World War saw a spectacular transformation of the Kuwaiti economy, making it one of the world’s major oil states with one of the highest per capita incomes. This rapid transformation, however, has brought with it attendant problems. This book, first published in 1981,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

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