Yemen History

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General Surveys

The History of Yemen http://yemeni.virtualave.net/ymn/yh.html

Yemen, Archaeology and History http://home.uchicago.edu/~kalewis1/yhistory.htm

Yemenite Virtual Museum http://www.geocities.com/baja/dunes/3147/introduction.htm

   

Prehistory

"Art rupestre préhistorique auYémen: Nouvelles ouvertures" Michel-Alain Garcia, Chroniques Yéménites (1997) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=66

"Les sépultures rupestres dugouvernorat d'al-Mahwit " Nathalie Chevalier et Michel-AlainGarcia, ChroniquesYéménites (1997) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=83

Yemeni Megaliths [Archaeology,1997) http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/yemen.html

   

Ancient South Arabia

Agriculture and Irrigation

Mareb Dam: Historical Background http://www.yementimes.com/98/iss52/lastpage.htm#1

Oriental Institute Archaeological and Environmental Investigation of Yemeni Agriculture http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/PROJ/YEM/Yemen.html

"Roots of Agriculture in Southern Arabia."[Joy McCorriston] http://www.aiys.org/projects/agriculture.html

"Le wâdî /Durâ' : unmodèle d'irrigation antique ?" Jean-François Breton etJean-Claude Roux, ChroniquesYéménites (2002) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=128

Archaeology

"Antiquities in the Aden Protectorate, 1935-40." [Julian Lush] http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/lush98.htm

Archaeological and Environmental Survey of the Dhamar Region (Tony Wilkinson and McGuire Gibson) http://www.aiys.org/projects/dhamar.html

"Archaeological Exploration of the Mahra Region." [Juris Zarins and George Hedges] http://www.aiys.org/projects/mahra.html

"Archaeological Research in Yemen." [C. Phillips] http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/phillips96.htm

"Archaeological Work at the Mahram Bilqis, Ma'rib." [Merilyn Phillips Hodgson, William Glanzman] http://www.aiys.org/projects/marib.html

"Excavations at Jujah-Shibam,Wadi Hadhramaut - 1994-1995." [Donald Hanson] http://www.aiys.org/projects/jujah.html

"The First Campaign at Hajar am-Dhaybiyyah."[David Warburton] YemenUpdate 33 (1993:19,47)

"In the Wadi Markha with Jean-François Breton." [David Warburton} Yemen Update 30/31 (1992:26,35)

"The Soviet-Yemeni Mission in South Arabia: Nine Years of Fruitful Research." [A. Knysh] Yemen Update 33 (1993: 12-14)

"The Thrill of the Dig." [J.McCorriston] http://www.umn.edu/urelate/kiosk/6.96text/JoyM.html

Art and Architecture

"Bronzes in Ancient South Arabia."[David Warburton] Yemen Update 37 (1995: 25,47)

A South Arabian alabaster stele, found nearHeid bin 'Aqil, the cemetery of Timna', c. 1st Century B.C./ 1stCentury A.D., with a Qatabanian inscription on the plinth, c. 25 cm x13 cm.. http://www.lowendahl.com/p390.htm

South Arabian Sculpture (Detroit Instituteof Arts) http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/sarabiansculpture/southarabiansculpture.html

General History and Culture

"La chronologie du royaume de Qatabân du Ier siècle avant J.-C. au Ier siècle après J.-C." [Mounir Arbach] Chroniques Yéménites (2002) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=135

Queen of Sheba http://www.queenofsheba.info/

"Women in Ancient Yemen" [David Warburton] Yemen Update 36 (1995:23,33)

Language

"The Inscriptions from Bilqis (Yemen)according to Dr. Jamme in 1962" http://www.viewzone.com/negev_Jamme.html

"The Northern Origins of Old South ArabicLiteracy" [George E. Mendenhall] Yemen Update 33 (1993: 15-19)

SabaeanInscriptions http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/~adler/LABYRINTHS/labyrinths2.html

Religion

"Monothéisme en Arabie du Sudpréislamique" [Iwona Gajda] ChroniquesYéménites (2002) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=132

   

Islamic Yemen

Agriculture and Irrigation

Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East (Ralph S. Hattox) http://www.hoboes.com/html/Politics/Prohibition/Notes/Coffee.html

Archaeology

"Fouilles Archeologiques a Al-Shihr." [C. Hardy-Guilbert]

"Sherds in the Souk." [David Warburton] Yemen Update 33 (1993):21,41

"Wrong Turn at a Date Palm Yields Fascinating Archaeological Find for ROM Archaeologist (1997)." [Ed Keall] http://www.rom.on.ca/news/keall.html

"The Zabid Project." (Ed Keall) http://www.aiys.org/projects/zabid.html

Art and Architecture

"The 'Amiriya in Rada: The restoration of a sixteenth-century madrasa in the Yemen." [Selma al-Radi] http://www.aiys.org/amiriya/

"MOSQUÉE DE KHAW - MISSION DE SAUVETAGE DU PLAFOND." [MARYLENE BARRET]

"RELEVÉ ÉPIGRAPHIQUE ET ARCHITECTURAL DE LA MOSQUÉE D'AL-HASAN À DHÛRÂN." [Bruce Paluck, Raya Saggar]

Rasulid Bottle http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/islamicart/30.416.html

Astronomy

"Catalogue of Medieval Astronomical Instruments." [David King] Yemen Update 30/31 (1992:15,35)

Coins

"A Guide to the Bibliography of Yemeni Coinage." [Michael Bates] Yemen Update 40 (1998:14-16)

Rasulid Coin (Muzaffar) http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/islam/i_islam_rasulid_o.jpg

General History

"Chronologie du Yémen (1045-1131/1635-1719)" [ Tomislav Klaric] Chroniques Yéménites (2001) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=36

The Holy Men of Medieval Tihâma." [Francine Stone] Yemen Update 40 (1998:9-13)

"Nur al-Din et al-Muzaffar : la construction de l'Etat rasoulide au Yémen" [Muhammad 'Abd al-Rahîm Jâzim et Brigitte Marino] Chroniques Yéménites (1997) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=104

"L'organisation des caravanes au Yémen selon al-Hamdânî (Xe siècle)" [Muhammad `Abd al-Rahîm Jâzim et Bernadette Leclercq-Neveu] Chroniques Yéménites (2001) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=32

Yemen: Rulers and Leaders http://members.aol.com/yalnet/leaders.htm

Manuscript Sources

"LES MANUSCRITS DES BIBLIOTHEQUES PRIVEES DU YEMEN." [GENEVIEVE SIMON]

"Nûr al maarif fî qawanîne al ahd al mudhafarî al wârif " [Muhammad Jazm]

Religion

"The Fatimid Da'i Al-Mu'ayyad: His Life." [Abbas Hamdani] http://globale.net/~heritage/hero/hero12.html

Elections

"Campaign Politics and Coalition Building:the 1993 Parliamentary Elections." [Sheila Carapico} Yemen Update 33 (1993: 37-39)

"Elections and mass politics in Yemen." [Sheila Carapico] Middle East Report (Nov-Dec). http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/pol/scarap.htm

Emerging Democracies Forum: Managing theTwin Transitions http://www.ndi.org/EDF/transcripts/opening/1.html

"Expérimentation démocratique au Yémen." [Franck Mermier] LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr//1997/04/MERMIER/8097.html

General Political History (20th-21st Centuries)

"Authoritarian rule in a plural society: the Republic of Yemen "[Omar Daair] http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/pol/daair1.htm

The British withdrawal from Aden." [Oliver Miles] The British-Yemeni Society Journal http://www.al-bab.com/bys/articles/miles.htm

"Chronologie du Yémen contemporain (1904-1970)" [ Chronologie du Yémen contemporain (1904-1970) [Marie Camberlin et Ségolène Samouiller] Chroniques Yéménites (2001) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=67

Chronology of Kidnappings in Yemen  1993-2000 http://www.realworldrescue.com/yemen.htm

Contemporary Conflicts: Eritrea-Yemen http://www.icrc.org/icrcnews/yemen.htm

The Modern History of Yemen (General PeoplesCongress) http://www.gpc.org.ye/History2.htm

"National Security and the Internet in thePersian Gulf Region: Yemen." [Grey E. Burkhart , March1988] http://www.georgetown.edu/research/arabtech/pgi98-11.html

"Le Yémen dans les années 80 :entre crises et développement " [Paul Dresch]Chroniques Yéménites(2002) http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=129

"Yémen : politiqueslégislatives et mutations de la culture juridique" BernardBotiveau , Chroniques Yéménites (1997)http://cy.revues.org/document.html?id=105

"Yemen: state weakness and societyalienation." Yemen Gateway [A. A. Saif]http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/pol/saifstate.htm

Military History

A Politico-Military Analysis of Why Sanaa Won the War. How the War was Won! [ 'Abd al- 'Aziz al-Saqqaf] Yemen Update 35 (1994:12-13)

Medals of the Republic of Yemen [E.S.Haynes] http://haynese.winthrop.edu/medals/yemen.html

Resources

Political Sources on the Net - Yemen http://www.stm.it/politic/yemen.htm

Yemen News and Politics (Abdullah Alfakih) http://lynx.dac.neu.edu/a/aalfaqih/yemp.html

Yemeni Politics (Yemen Gateway) http://www.al-bab.com/pol/pol.htm

Yemen (Republic of) Thematic Reports (UN) http://www.hri.ca/fortherecord1998/vol3/yementr.htm

Unification

"The establishment of northern hegemony inthe process of Yemeni unification." [M. Welton]http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/unity/mw0.htm

"National unity and democracy in Yemen: amarriage of inconvenience." [B. Whittaker] YemenGateway. http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/artic/bw1.htm

"The politics of survival and the structureof control in the unified Yemen 1990-97." [A. A. Saif]Yemen Gateway.http://www.al-bab.com/yemen/unity/saif1.htm

   

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