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Bahrain and the Gulf Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures

Bahrain and the Gulf: Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures

1st Edition

Edited By Jeffrey B. Nugent, Theodore H. Thomas
September 14, 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 ...

Oman and Muscat An Early Modern History

Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

The Arab Gulf and the Arab World

The Arab Gulf and the Arab World

1st Edition

Edited By B.R. Pridham
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1988, compiles selected contributions to a symposium on ‘The Gulf and the Arab World’ held by the Centre for Arab Gulf Studies at Exeter University, UK, in July 1986. The historical perspective was considered to be a prerequisite for focusing on modern developments, ...

The Creation of Qatar

The Creation of Qatar

1st Edition

By 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 Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath

The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath

1st Edition

By 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 Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development

The Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development

1st Edition

Edited By 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

By 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 ...

The Yemen Arab Republic The Politics of Development, 1962-1986

The Yemen Arab Republic: The Politics of Development, 1962-1986

1st Edition

By Robert D. Burrowes
September 13, 2017

Examining political and socioeconomic change in the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR), this book, first published in 1987, focuses primarily on the quarter century following the overthrow of the imamate in 1962. The problems and politics of the period’s republican leaders and their regimes are analysed ...

Yemen: the Search for a Modern State

Yemen: the Search for a Modern State

1st Edition

By J.E. Peterson
September 13, 2017

The development of North Yemen in the twentieth century was one of the most interesting features of the Arabian Peninsula. After the traumas of the civil war which embroiled Nasser’s Egypt, the country emerged from its traditional tribal heritage into the modern world. Sandwiched between Saudi ...

The Economies of the Arabian Gulf A Statistical Source Book

The Economies of the Arabian Gulf: A Statistical Source Book

1st Edition

By Atif A. Kubursi
September 11, 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...

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