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Southern Arabia

Mabel Bent (c.1847-1929)

1. Preface
2. Southern Arabia: Manamah and Moharek
3. Southern Arabia: The Mounds of Ali
4. Southern Arabia: Our Visit to Rufa'a
5. Maskat: Some Historical Facts about Oman
6. Maskat: Maskat and the Outskirts
7. The Hadhramout: Makall
8. The Hadhramout: Our Departure into the Interior
9. The Hadhramout: The Akaba
10. The Hadhramout: Through Wadi Kasr
11. The Hadhramout: Our Sojourn at Koton
12. The Hadhramout: The Wadi Ser and Kabr Saleh
13. The Hadhramout: The City of Shibahm
14. The Hadhramout: Farewell to the Sultan of Shibahm
15. The Hadhramout: Harassed by our Guides
16. The Hadhramout: Retribution for our Foes
17. The Hadhramout: Coasting Eastward by Land
18. The Hadhramout: Coasting Westward by Sea
19. Dhofar and the Gara Mountains: Merbat and Al Hafa
20. Dhofar and the Gara Mountains: The Gara Tribe
21. Dhofar and the Gara Mountains: The Gara Mountains
22. Dhofar and the Gara Mountains: The Identification of Abyssapolis
23. Dhofar and the Gara Mountains: Sailing from Kosseir to Aden
24. The Eastern Soudan: Coasting along the Red Sea
25. The Eastern Soudan: Halaib and Sawakin Kadim
26. The Eastern Soudan: Inland from Mersa Halaib
27. The Eastern Soudan: Mohammed Gol
28. The Eastern Soudan: 'Dancing on Tom Tiddler's Ground, Picking up Gold'
29. The Eastern Soudan: Behind the Jebel Erba
30. The Mahri Island of Sokotra: Kalenzia
31. The Mahri Island of Sokotra: Eriosh and Kadhoup
32. The Mahri Island of Sokotra: Tamarida or Hadibo AND We Depart for the Land's End, i.e. Ras Momi
33. The Mahri Island of Sokotra: Mount Haghier and Fereghet
34. The Mahri Island of Sokotra: Back to the Ocean
35. Beled Fadhli and Beled Yafei: Experiences with the Yafei Sultan
36. Beled Fadhli and Beled Yafei: Among the Fadhli
37. Beled Fadhli and Beled Yafei: From the Plain of Mis'hal to the Sea

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Summary

Southern Arabia recounts a threatening four-month journey into North Eastern Ethiopia by the Bents. These brave travelers were the first to travel without disguise in a region where Westerners had formerly been fortunate to escape with their lives.