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The Ottoman Gulf : The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870-1914 - Fred Anscombe

The Ottoman Gulf

The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870-1914

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780231108386
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 22+ years old

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What caused the decline of the Ottoman empire in the Persian Gulf? Why has history credited only London, not Istanbul, with bringing about the birth of the modern Gulf States? Using the Ottoman imperial archives, as well as European and Arab sources, Anscombe explains how the combination of poor communication, scarce resources, and misplaced security concerns undermined Istanbul's control and ultimately drove the Gulf shaikhs to seek independence with ties to the British.

"The nineteenth-century Persian Gulf has been much studied but, Anscombe stresses, always relying primarily on the British archives and therefore seen predominantly from the British point of view. He instead bases his work on the Ottoman documents and sees the Gulf from the perspective of Instanbul.... Excellent." -- "Middle East Quarterly"

Preliminaries: Notes on Transliteration and on Currency
Introductionp. 1
The Settingp. 9
Resurrection of the Ottoman Role in the Gulfp. 16
Midhat Pasha's Inspection of Hasa and His Plan for Its Developmentp. 34
The Chance for Adjustment and Stability, 1872-1893p. 54
The Case of Kuwaitp. 91
Kuwait, 1899-1913p. 113
Arabia, 1896-1914p. 143
Conclusionp. 167
Ottoman Officials and Heads of Arab Shaikhly Familiesp. 175
Register of Officials, Notables, and Tribesp. 179
Notesp. 183
Glossaryp. 243
Bibliographic Notep. 245
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780231108386
ISBN-10: 0231108389
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.57