Persian Gulf Book
April 28, 2006 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Best one volume history of the persian gulf? Well written preferred over up to date.
posted by shothotbot to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total)
The Persian Puzzle

Even though it's heavy on the Iran side, it should give you a good idea of the Middle East as a whole. It has a great synopsis of Persian history from the beginnings to now.
posted by geoff. at 5:09 PM on April 28, 2006

Are you interested in the body of water, the countries that surround it, or the middle east in general?
posted by b1tr0t at 5:10 PM on April 28, 2006

If you are interested in Arab histroy, I found Albert Hourani's History of the Arab Peoples very readable and informative. Mr. Hourani is dead now, but there is second edition out with some updating by another scholar. Check it out if interested.
posted by bim at 5:25 PM on April 28, 2006

I thought William Polk's The Arab World Today was pretty good.

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