The Ottoman Gulf


Middle East Quarterly

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L. Carl Brown
Too much modern Arab history has been written as if the Ottoman Empire had virtually no standing in the unfolding events. Anscombe corrects and enriches the record by uncovering and interpreting the significant Ottoman input without, however, slighting the Wahhibi-Saudi and British-Western sources and interpretations. All are deftly balanced in this fine study.
Middle East Quarterly
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231108386
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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FREDERICK F. ANSCOMBE is assistant professor of history at American University in Bulgaria.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Preliminaries: Notes on Transliteration and on Currency
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Setting 9
Ch. 2 Resurrection of the Ottoman Role in the Gulf 16
Ch. 3 Midhat Pasha's Inspection of Hasa and His Plan for Its Development 34
Ch. 4 The Chance for Adjustment and Stability, 1872-1893 54
Ch. 5 The Case of Kuwait 91
Ch. 6 Kuwait, 1899-1913 113
Ch. 7 Arabia, 1896-1914 143
Conclusion 167
App. 1 Ottoman Officials and Heads of Arab Shaikhly Families 175
App. 2 Register of Officials, Notables, and Tribes 179
Notes 183
Glossary 243
Bibliographic Note 245
Bibliography 251
Index 261
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