This bibliographic list is by no means comprehensive, and the inclusion or not of a particular publication does not reflect the opinion of the British-Yemeni Society. It serves as a recommendation of the basic literature on Yemen for those seeking to further their knowledge of the country. It does not include individual articles, or chapters in collected volumes.
- General Reference
Auchterlonie, Paul (1998). Yemen, World Bibliographical Series Vol. 50. Oxford: Clio Press.
Buringa, Joke (1994). Bibliography on Women in Yemen. New York: American Institute for Yemeni Studies.
Burrowes, Robert D (1995). Historical Dictionary of Yemen. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press.
Ingrams, Doreen and Ingrams, Leila (eds.) (1993) Records of Yemen, 1798-1960, 16 vols. Farnborough: Archive Editions.
Stevenson, Thomas B (1994). Studies on Yemen, 1975-1990: A Bibliography of European Language Sources for Social Scientists. New York: American Institute for Yemeni Studies.
- Republic of Yemen (1990 - today)
Bonnefoy, Laurent (2012) Salafism in Yemen: Transnationalism and Religious Identity. London: Hurst & Co.
Bonnefoy, Laurent (2018) Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity, London: Hurst & Co.
Brandt, Marieke (2017) Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Huthi Conflict, London: Hurst & Co.
Brehony, Noel & al-Sarhan, Saud (2015) Rebuilding Yemen: Political, Social, and Economic Challenges. Berlin & London: Gerlach Press.
vom Bruck, Gabriele (2005) Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen: Ruling Families in Transition. London: Palgrave.
Carapico, Sheila (1998) Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia. London: Cambridge University Press.
Dresch, Paul (2001) A History of Modern Yemen. London: Cambridge University Press.
Heinze, Marie-Christine (2018) Yemen and the Search for Stability: Power, Politics and Society after the Arab Spring, London: I. B. Tauris.
Hill, Ginny (2017) Yemen Endures: Civil War, Saudi Adventurism and the Future of Arabia, London: Hurst & Co.
Lackner, Helen (2014) Why Yemen Matters: A Society in Transition, London: Saqi Books.
Lackner, Helen (2017) Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State, London: Saqi Books. (Published in the USA by Verso as: Yemen in Crisis: The Road to War)
- Yemen Arab Republic (1962-1990)
Stookey, Robert W. (1978) Yemen: The Politics of the Yemen Arab Republic, Boulder, Co.: Westview Press.
- People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (1967-1990)
Brehony, Noel (2013) Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia. London: I.B. Tauris.
Lackner, Helen (1985) PDR Yemen: Outpost of Socialist Development in Arabia. London: Ithaca Press.
- Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen (1918-1962)
vom Bruck, Gabriele (2018) Mirrored Loss: A Yemeni Woman's Life Story, London: Hurst & Co.
Wenner, Manfred (1968) Modern Yemen 1918-1966. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press
- Aden Colony & Protectorates (1839-1967)
Gavin, R. J. (1975) Aden Under British Rule 1839-1967. London: C. Hurst & Co.
Hinchcliffe, P., Ducker, J. Holt, M. (2006) Without Glory in Arabia: The British Retreat from Aden. London: I.B. Tauris.
Mawby, Spencer (2005) British Policy in Aden and the Protectorates 1955-67: Last Outpost of a Middle East Empire. London: Routledge.
Reese, Scott S. (2018) Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839–1937, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Soqotra Island
Peutz, Nathalie (2018) Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen, Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press.
- Water & Natural Resources
Ward, Christopher (2014) The Water Crisis in Yemen: Managing Extreme Water Scarcity in the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris.
- Art & Culture
Caton, Steven (1993) "Peaks of Yemen I summon": Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemeni Tribe. University of California Press.
Ingrams, Leila (2006) Yemen Engraved: Illustrations by Foreign Travellers 1680-1903. London: Stacey International.
Damluji, Salma Samar (2008) A Yemen Reality: Architecture Sculptured in Mud and Stone. London: Garnet Publishing.
Damluji, Salma Samar (2008) The Architecture of Yemen: From Yafi to Hadramut. London: Laurence King.