Collected 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.