Arab World
Archaeology and Geology
Fiction and Poetry
Independent Minds
Natural History
Arab World

348 pages, Hardback
304x235mm, Portrait

ISBN-10: 1906768587
ISBN-13: 9781906768584
Oman (anniversary edition)
Oman is a country no visitor forgets. The ancient land of copper and frankincense, hub of sea and land routes, a country of rich ports, merchant houses and castles, Oman's heritage has beguiled and intrigued visitors for centuries.

A century ago, the country was in decline. Only on the accession of Sultan Qaboos in 1970 and the appropriate exploitation of its mineral wealth did the country begin to flower once more. Oman has since undergone a dazzling renaissance, economically, socially and culturally. In this acclaimed book - now in its sixth edition - Sir Donald Hawley, Britain's first ambassador to Oman in the 1970s and an acknowledged authority on the country chronicles the remarkable changes that have taken place in the last 30 years. Since Sir Donald's death in 2008, his work has been updated by the hand of one of his successors.

The many photographs of the land and its people will inspire the reader, while maps and diagrams amplify the text.
Sir Donald Hawley - Author of Courtesies in the Gulf Area. Sir Donald had much experience as a scholar of the Gulf Area. Trained as a Barrister-at-Law, he worked with the Sudan Government (1944-5) and thereafter served with H.M. Diplomatic Service, as Political Agent in Dubai (1958-61), and in Cairo, Lagos, and Baghdad. Sir Donald was Britain's first Ambassador to Oman (1971-75) and was British High Commissioner in Malaysia (1977-81). He died in 2008.

Richard Muir CMG - Editor of this revised edition of Sir Donald Hawley's Oman, he is a former British ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. A devotee of the country, he is the Chairman of the Anglo-Omani Society, of which the active Patron is the Sultan himself.

Related title(s):
Courtesies in the Gulf Area By Sir Donald Hawley
MIddle East in London By Sir Donald Hawley