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The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf

The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf

1st Edition

Muhammad Al-Qasimi
September 14, 2017

The British became the dominant power in the Arab Gulf in the late eighteenth century. The conventional view has justified British imperial expansion in the Gulf region because of the need to supress Arab piracy. This book, first published in 1988, challenges the myth of piracy and argues that its...

Bahrain and the Gulf: Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures

Bahrain and the Gulf: Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures

1st Edition

Jeffrey B. Nugent, Theodore H. Thomas
September 13, 2017

After the oil discoveries of the early 1930s, Bahrain rapidly became an oil exporting country with a relatively high income per capita. More recently Bahrain has succeeded in diversifying its oil dominated economy by developing regional banking and other services, and a variety of light and heavy...

The Creation of Qatar

The Creation of Qatar

1st Edition

Rosemarie Said Zahlan
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1979, was the first political and social history of Qatar. Its main thrust is to provide the reader with a description and identification of the processes and forces that have contributed to change and continuity in Qatari society. A concise and relevant history of the...

The Economies of the Arabian Gulf: A Statistical Source Book

The Economies of the Arabian Gulf: A Statistical Source Book

1st Edition

Atif A. Kubursi
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1984, examines the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and UAE. Culturally, historically, geographically and politically the GCC countries represent a rare instance of regional homogeneity and they face similar problems...

The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath

The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath

1st Edition

Gad Barzilai, Aharon Klieman, Gil Shidlo
September 13, 2017

The crisis in the Gulf of 1990-1 affected more than just the regional powers in the area. Rippling outward, its military, economic and political effects were felt throughout the international political system, testing US steadfastness in the face of Saddam Hussein’s political survival, European...

The Arab Gulf and the West

The Arab Gulf and the West

1st Edition

B.R. Pridham
September 13, 2017

For many decades the Arab Gulf was considered to be a Western – particularly British – sphere of influence. Much has changed in recent years: the states in the region have come to control their own destinies much more, and Britain has been supplanted by the US as the Western country with the...

The Gulf Stock Exchange Crash: The Rise and Fall of the Souq Al-Manakh

The Gulf Stock Exchange Crash: The Rise and Fall of the Souq Al-Manakh

1st Edition

Fida Darwiche
September 13, 2017

The collapse of Souq Al-Manakh in Kuwait in August 1982 was the most spectacular financial crash of recent years. The market had developed as a parallel stock exchange dealing in the shares of Gulf companies not resident in Kuwait. Fuelled by manic speculation, the market grew at a phenomenal rate...

The Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development

The Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development

1st Edition

M.S. El Azhary
September 13, 2017

As the price of oil fell in the eighties the pressures on the Arab Gulf States to speed up the diversification of their economies into non-oil sectors increased. This book, first published in 1984, examines this problem and many other issues connected with the impact of oil revenues on development...

The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman

The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman

1st Edition

Rosemarie Said Zahlan
September 13, 2017

The Gulf States are the focus of great international interest – yet their fabulous evolution from pearl-fishing to oil-drilling, their individuality and variety, are screened by a thick cloud of petro-dollars. This book, first published in 1989, tells the story of their formation, their evolution...

Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History

Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History

1st Edition

Patricia Risso
September 13, 2017

During the early modern period Oman held a key position in the trade routes whereby the Muslim world dominated indigenous trade in the Indian Ocean. In the second half of the eighteenth century, Oman broke free from foreign political control and became the dominant economic and naval force in the...

Oman in the Twentieth Century: Political Foundations of an Emerging State

Oman in the Twentieth Century: Political Foundations of an Emerging State

1st Edition

J.E. Peterson
September 13, 2017

Oman was ruled by the Al Bu Sa’id for 250 years, and during this period the fortunes of the state varied considerably. But in July 1970, as a result of a palace coup, the state abruptly turned away from isolation and traditions of the past. The most obvious alteration was in the dramatic change in...

Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate

Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate

1st Edition

Calvin H. Allen, Jr
September 13, 2017

Until the 1970s Oman was an isolated, almost medieval kingdom, virtually unknown to the outside world. The 1970 palace coup that brought Sultan Qaboos b. Sa’id Al-Sa’id to power also brought Oman into the twentieth century. Development programmes made modernization a rapid process, and Oman’s...

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