Wilfred Thesiger•Charles Butt•Edward Grazda
Society and Religion 1945–2006
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012 U.S.A. Opening Exhibition: September 30th, 2011 St. Antony's College, Oxford University
Three Views of Oman is a great example of the dialogue of
cultures. Rather than repeating the Orientalist approach that has weakened so many Western studies of Arabic societies,
this book builds a new bridge between two civilizations with
different histories but shared values.
—RADWAN ZIADEH, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Opening at the Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammad al-Salimi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, visits the Alhambra for the opening of Three Views of Oman at the Palace of Charles V, November 30th, 2012.
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ollected here for the first time is a history of oman in images. one of
the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Ibadi Islam, the sultanate sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. The Three Views of Oman book and traveling exhibition reveals the country as its contours emerged over the past seventy years in an intimate portrait through the eyes of the West. As captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and awardwinning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this new century.