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The Gulf States : a modern history

Author: David Dean Commins
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The geopolitical importance of the Gulf region is a source both of great interest and great tension. David Commins here provides an in-depth narrative of the modern political history of the Gulf States, providing a comprehensive and accessible account of their recent development and strategic importance. Focusing primarily on economic, cultural, religious and social themes from the fourteenth century to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dean Commins
ISBN: 9781780769660 1780769660
OCLC Number: 888467243
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction to the Gulf --
2. Historical patterns to 1500 --
3. Muslim and European empires, 1500-1720 --
4. An era of political turbulence, 1720-1820 --
5. The era of British supremacy, 1820-1920 --
6. The formation of modern states, 1920-56 --
7. The Gulf in the era of Arab nationalism, 1956-71 --
8. Affluence, revolution and war, 1971-91 --
9. Years of deepening American intervention --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Commins.

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"The geopolitical importance of the Gulf region is a source both of great interest and great tension. David Commins here provides an in-depth narrative of the modern political history of the Gulf States, providing a comprehensive and accessible account of their recent development and strategic importance. Focusing primarily on economic, cultural, religious and social themes from the fourteenth century to the present, The Gulf States covers key topics of the region's history, from the influence of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab dynasties, to oil wealth, modern prosperity and the formation of the Gulf States as we know them today. With the importance and influence of the Gulf States continuing to increase, this book is an invaluable source of information on the Gulf region's development essential for researchers and students alike"-- Back cover.

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