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Keepers of the golden shore : a history of the United Arab Emirates

Author: Michael Quentin Morton
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The region now known as the UAE likely began as a trading post between Mesopotamia and Oman, and since that time has been the stage of important economic and cultural exchanges. It has seen the rise and fall of a thriving pearl industry, piracy, invasions and wars, and the arrival of the oil age that would make it one of the richest countries on earth. Since the early 1970s, when seven sheikhs agreed to enter into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Quentin Morton
ISBN: 9781780235806 1780235801
OCLC Number: 919482951
Description: 238 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Desert, sea and mountain : southeast Arabia in prehistory --
Emergence : Greater Oman, the Arabian Gulf and the Bani Yas, AD 630-1909 --
A maritime kind : the Qawasim, the British and the Trucial Coast, 1718-1906 --
Jewels of the sea : the rise and fall of the pearling industry, 1508-1949 --
Something in the air : Dubai and the northern sheikhdoms, 1901-39 --
The hungry years : the Trucial Coast in the Second World War, 1939-45 --
Sweet crude : Abu Dhabi and the discovery of oil, 1909-71 --
Blueprint for a nation : the Trucial states, 1945-68 --
Divided we stand : unification and beyond, 1964-80 --
Only one tribe : the United Arab Emirates, 1980-present day.
Responsibility: Michael Quentin Morton.

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A new history of the United Arab Emirates, which looks behind the region's glossy facade to cast a revealing light on a much-misunderstood land.  Read more...

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