The Persian Gulf in History

The Persian Gulf in History

by L. Potter
The Persian Gulf in History

The Persian Gulf in History

by L. Potter


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Exploring the history of the Persian Gulf from ancient times until the present day, leading authorities treat the internal history of the region and describe the role outsiders have played there. The book focuses on the unity and identity of Gulf society and how the Gulf historically has been part of a cosmopolitan Indian Ocean world.

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ISBN-13: 9780230612822
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

LAWRENCE G. POTTER is Deputy Director of Gulf/2000 and Adjunct Associate Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction; L.G.Potter PART I: GULF HISTORY AND SOCIETY The Archaeology and Early History of the Persian Gulf; D.Potts The Persian Gulf in the Pre-Islamic Period: Sasanian Perspectives; T.Daryaee he Gulf in the Early Islamic Period; D.Whitcomb The Kings of Hormuz; M.B.Vosoughi Boom and Bust: The Port of Basra in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century; R.Matthee The Cultural Unity of the Indian Ocean; M.R.Bhacker The Gulf and the Swahili Coast: A History of Acculturation over the Longue Durée; A.Sheriff Ties between India and the Gulf; P.Risso The Arab Presence on the Iranian Coast of the Persian Gulf; S.Nadjmabadi Gulf Society Today: An Anthropologist's View of the Khalijis; W.Beeman PART II: THE ROLE OF OUTSIDERS The Portuguese Presence in the Persian Gulf; J.Teles e Cunha Dutch Relations with the Persian Gulf; W.Floor The Ottoman Role in the Gulf; F.Anscombe Britain and the Gulf: At the Periphery of Empire; J.Peterson The U.S. Role in the Gulf; G.Sick

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