William Facey began his career as a classicist at Oxford and has emerged as a leading historian of the Arabian Peninsula. For many years he has worked as a consultant on museum projects in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly in the archaeology, history and people of the individual nations. He has also been involved in planning museums and exhibitions in England, Europe, Central America and the Far East.
The Principles of Arab Navigation

The Principles of Arab Navigation

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Throughout history, the Indian Ocean has been a zone of interaction between far-flung civilizations served by ports, and connected with the Mediterranean by the Gulf and Red Sea. The shows that were the vehicles of commercial and cultural exchange over this vast expanse of ocean ranged from small craft rarely venturing out of sight of land, to cargo vessels carrying navigators skilled in the art of deep sea sailing.

The Birth of the Islamic Reform Movement in Saudi Arabia.

The Birth of the Islamic Reform Movement in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia is the focus of much international attention today. However, little has been published in English on the background to its culture and its roots in the First Saudi State that arose in 18th-century Najd. The Islamic reform movement that infused it with its sense of mission, and the life and thought of Shaikh Muhammad b.`Abd al-Wahhab (1703/4-1792) the teacher who inspired and led it, have similarly been neglected.

Pilgrimage to Mecca

Pilgrimage to Mecca

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Pilgrimage to Mecca, as much an account of an interior journey of faith as a conventional travelogue, takes the form of a day-by-day journal interspersed with digressions on the history and merits of Islam.