Oman - The Islamic Democratic Tradition: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Oman - The Islamic Democratic Tradition

1st Edition

By Hussein Ghubash

Routledge

252 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
New in Paperback: 9780415481328
pub: 2008-08-31
SAVE ~$11.99
$59.95
$47.96
x
Hardback: 9781138170735
pub: 2015-09-04
SAVE ~$36.00
$180.00
$144.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203709580
pub: 2014-02-04
from $29.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world. From the eighth century and for more than a thousand years, the story of Oman was essentially a story of an original, minority, movement: the Ibadi. This long period was marked by the search for a just imama through the Ibadi model of the Islamic State.

Hussein Ghubash’s well-researched book takes the reader on an historical voyage through geography, politics, and culture of the region, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Oman has long-standing ties with East Africa as well as Europe; the first contact between Oman and European imperialist powers took place at the dawn of the 1500s with the arrival of the Portuguese, eventually followed by the Dutch, French and British.

Persuasive, thorough and drawing on Western as well as Islamic political theory, this book analyzes the different historical and geopolitical roles of this strategic country. Thanks to its millennial tradition, Oman enjoys a solid national culture and a stable socio-political situation. Today, it is moving steadily towards a democratic future.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Table of Contents Transcription System According to Arabic Alphabetical Order Introduction Part 1:The Imama State from its Formation to the British Colonial Order Preliminary Chapter 1. THE IBADòI DOCTRINE: ORIGIN, THOUGHT AND TRADITION

IBADHITE ORIGINS OR AL-IBADòIYYAH

THE IMAMA SYSTEM. FROM THE CHOICE OF THE IMAM TO THE FOUR STATES OF THE IMAMATHE INSTITUTIONS OF THE IMAMA

CHAPTER II

THE PORTUGUESE PERIOD 1500-1650

HISTORICAL OUTLINE

A CHALLENGE TO PORTUGUESE DOMINATION

CHAPTER III

THE EXAMPLE OF THE IBADHI ISLAMIC STATE IN MODERN HISTORY

IMAM NASòER IBN MURSHED AL-YA?RUBI (1624-1649)

THE DECLINE OF THE YA'RUBITE STATE

CHAPTER IV

AL-BU SA?IDI'S STATE. THE ORIGIN OF THE SULTANATE SYSTEM

IMAM AHòMED IBN SA?ID AL-BU SA?IDI (1741-1783)

FRANCO-OMANI RELATIONS FROM THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENTTO THE EXPEDITION TO EGYPT

THE CHALLENGE TO THE TREATY OF 1798 AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE WAHHABIS

CHAPTER V

"SAHòEL OMAN". THE COMMON HISTORY (1750-1850)A HISTORICAL REMINDER

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN AL-QAWASIM AND GREAT BRITAIN

LATER DEVELOPMENTS IN OMAN AND "SAHòEL OMAN" UNTIL THE PROTECTORATE REGIME

CONCLUSION OF PART 1

PART 2 : FROM THE COLONIAL CHALLENGE TO THE IMAMATE RESPONSE;FROM THE DISMANTLING OF THE OMANI EMPIRE TO THE PRESENT DAYCHAPTER VITHE OMANI-AFRICAN STATE (1650-1860).

THE SULTANATES

OMANI -AFRICAN LINKS TILL THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

FROM THE SEPARATION OF ZANZIBAR TO THE FRANCO-ENGLISH DECLARATION OF MARCH 1862

CHAPTER VII

THE REVOLUTION OF IMAM ?AZZAN IBN QAYS AL-BU SA?IDI (1869-1871)

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BRITISH POLICY

THE REVOLUTION OF 'AZZAN IBN QAYS (1869-1871)THE IBADHI NAHDòA

THE WATERSHED OF 1870 AND THE FALL OF THE IMAM

CHAPTER VIII

OMAN BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND DEPENDENCE

FAYSòAL'S DILEMMA

THE MUSCAT CRISIS

CHAPTER IX

THE SULTANATE OF MUSCAT AND THE IMAMA OF OMAN

"THE BRITISH LAKE" AND THE CHALLENGE OF THE IBADHITE MOVEMENT

THE IMAMA OF MUHAMMAD BIN ABD ALLAH AL-KHALILI (1919-1954)

CHAPTER X

THE REVOLUTION OF 1955-1964: TOWARDS THE ENDOF COLONIAL PARTITION AND CHAOS

AL-BURAIMI; THE OIL CONFLICT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

DISCUSSION OF IDENTITY AND LEGITIMACY

CONCLUSION OF PART II

GENERAL CONCLUSION

Appendices

Maps

Glossary

Sources and Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Dr Ghubash is the author of several books and the U.A.E. ambassador to UNESCO. He holds a PhD in political science.

About the Series

Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies