Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976

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Oxford University Press, Aug 25, 2016 - History - 352 pages
The Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula, Britain's last classic colonial war in the region, and one of the highlights of the Cold War in the Middle East.Monsoon Revolution retrieves the political, social, and cultural history of that remarkable process. Relying upon a wide range of untapped Arab and British archival and oral sources, it revises the modern history of Oman by revealing the centrality of popular movements in shaping events and outcomes. The ties that bound transnational anti-colonial networks are explored, and Dhufar is revealed to be an ideal vantage point from which to demonstrate the centrality of South-South connections in modern Arab history.

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Imperial Sovereignty in Omani History
Dhufari Politics Society and Economy
A Struggle for Sovereignty
Crises and Constellational Shifts 19661968
Last Stand of the
The Sultan is Deposed Long Reign the Sultan
Constructing the Absolutist State
Revolutionary Culture
From Citizenship to Subjecthood Episodes from 197176

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Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti is a Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield. He holds a DPhil from St Antony's College, Oxford and was a Junior Research Fellow in Political History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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