The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870-1914 / Edition 1

The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870-1914 / Edition 1

by Frederick F. Anscombe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231108397

ISBN-13: 9780231108393

Pub. Date: 09/26/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231108393
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/26/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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