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

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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.

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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

Table of Contents

Preface
Preliminaries: Notes on Transliteration and on Currency
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Setting9
Ch. 2Resurrection of the Ottoman Role in the Gulf16
Ch. 3Midhat Pasha's Inspection of Hasa and His Plan for Its Development34
Ch. 4The Chance for Adjustment and Stability, 1872-189354
Ch. 5The Case of Kuwait91
Ch. 6Kuwait, 1899-1913113
Ch. 7Arabia, 1896-1914143
Conclusion167
App. 1Ottoman Officials and Heads of Arab Shaikhly Families175
App. 2Register of Officials, Notables, and Tribes179
Notes183
Glossary243
Bibliographic Note245
Bibliography251
Index261

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