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The Gulf in world history : Arabia at the global crossroads

Author: Allen James Fromherz
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Gulf sits at an ancient crossroads of cultures and faiths, and at the heart of modern trade stretching back to the origins of civilization. As a site of both conflict and peaceful encounter, it can be studied in the context of world history, as a place of cultural and historical encounter. From medieval astrology to museum architecture, from the trade of glass and pearls to the role of Indians, Africans,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen James Fromherz
ISBN: 1474430651 9781474430654
OCLC Number: 1026276281
Description: xvii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: world history in the Gulf as a gulf in world history / Allen James Fromherz --
The cosmopolitan figure as ethical exemplar: notes from a tenth-century Gulf encyclopedia / Richard McGregor --
The Gulf: a cosmopolitan mobile society--Hormuz, 1475-1515 CE / Valeria Piacentini Fiorani --
From Jerusalem to the Karun: what can Mandaean geographies tell us? / Charles Haberl --
Merchant communities and cross-cultural trade between Gujarat and the Gulf in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Ghulam A. Nadri --
The Banians of Muscat: a South Asian merchant community in Oman and the Gulf, C. 1500-1700 / Abdulrahman al Salimi --
Khaliji Hindustan: towards a diasporic history of Khalijis in South Asia from the 1780s to the 1960s / Johan Mathew --
Africans and the Gulf: between diaspora and cosmopolitanism / Matthew S. Hopper --
East Africa, the global Gulf and the new thassology of the Indian Ocean / Mark Horton --
Astrology as a node of connectivity between the pre-modern Mediterranean and Gulf / Michael A. Ryan --
Ships of the Gulf: shifting names and networks / Eric Staples --
The role of Indian Ocean trade inland: the Buraimi Oasis / Timothy Power --
Pearl fishing and globalisation: from the neolithic to the twentieth century CE / Robert Carter --
An archaeology of glass and international trade in the Gulf / Carolyn M. Swan --
From history to heritage: the Arabian incense burner / Willilam G. Zimmerle --
Doha's Msheireb heritage house museums: a discussion of memory, history and the Indian Ocean world / Karen Exell --
Omani identity amid the old crisis / Lamya Harub.
Responsibility: edited by Allen James Fromherz.

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Presenting new evidence, new theoretical approaches, and new arguments, this volume aims to change understandings of the Gulf in the world.  Read more...

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