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  • The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf book cover

    The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf

    By Muhammad Al-Qasimi

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
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  • Bahrain and the Gulf: Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures book cover

    Bahrain and the Gulf

    Past, Perspectives and Alternative Futures

    Edited by Jeffrey B. Nugent, Theodore H. Thomas

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Creation of Qatar book cover

    The Creation of Qatar

    By Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Economies of the Arabian Gulf: A Statistical Source Book book cover

    The Economies of the Arabian Gulf

    A Statistical Source Book

    By Atif A. Kubursi

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath book cover

    The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermath

    By Gad Barzilai, Aharon Klieman, Gil Shidlo

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Arab Gulf and the West book cover

    The Arab Gulf and the West

    Edited by B.R. Pridham

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Gulf Stock Exchange Crash: The Rise and Fall of the Souq Al-Manakh book cover

    The Gulf Stock Exchange Crash

    The Rise and Fall of the Souq Al-Manakh

    By Fida Darwiche

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development book cover

    The Impact of Oil Revenues on Arab Gulf Development

    Edited by M.S. El Azhary

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman book cover

    The Making of the Modern Gulf States

    Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman

    By Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History book cover

    Oman and Muscat

    An Early Modern History

    By Patricia Risso

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • Oman in the Twentieth Century: Political Foundations of an Emerging State book cover

    Oman in the Twentieth Century

    Political Foundations of an Emerging State

    By J.E. Peterson

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate book cover

    Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate

    By Calvin H. Allen, Jr

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The United Arab Emirates: A Modern History book cover

    The United Arab Emirates

    A Modern History

    By Mohammad Morsy Abdullah

    The British withdrawal from the Gulf in 1971 brought to an end the British Imperial era in the history of the Trucial States and marked the birth of the United Arab Emirates. This book, first published in 1978, establishes the political, social, economic and cultural heritage of the UAE and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Yemen Arab Republic: The Politics of Development, 1962-1986 book cover

    The Yemen Arab Republic

    The Politics of Development, 1962-1986

    By Robert D. Burrowes

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Yemen: A Secret Journey book cover

    The Yemen

    A Secret Journey

    By Hans Helfritz

    When this book was first published in 1958, Arabia was even then one of the least known corners of the globe. The foreigner was strictly forbidden from entering, except those with the Imam’s personal consent, and then under close supervision. Foreigners were only allowed as far as the capital, and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • Yemen: the Search for a Modern State book cover

    Yemen: the Search for a Modern State

    By J.E. Peterson

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Arab Gulf and the Arab World book cover

    The Arab Gulf and the Arab World

    Edited by B.R. Pridham

    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • The Jews of the Yemen, 1800-1914 book cover

    The Jews of the Yemen, 1800-1914

    By Yehuda Nini

    In the nineteenth century, the political independence and stability of the Yemen were undermined by outside forces. The Wahabite movement, British naval imperialism and the expansion of the Ottoman Empire all contributed to the decline of the country. The upheavals of the period are the framework…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf

    By Various

    This collection gathers together a wide range of titles that detail the history, politics, economics and society of the countries that make up the Gulf region. Written by acclaimed Middle Eastern, American and European scholars, RLE: The Gulf is an essential reference resource in the study of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
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