The Persian Gulf (RLE Iran A)

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Routledge, May 23, 2012 - Social Science - 344 pages
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This volume records the history of the Persian Gulf from the very earliest records until the 1920s. It records the rise and fall of ancient Empires and discusses the rule of Turks and Arabs. It chronicles the Western maritime nations – the Portuguese, Dutch, French and British – outstrip one another in trade and influence.

 

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Contents

I Introductory
1
II Primitive Man in the Persian Gulf and Oman
18
III The Persian Gulf in the Earliest Historical Times
25
IV The Classical Writers
36
V The Middle AgesIraq Khuzistan Fars Kirman and Makran
56
VI The Middle Ages contdOman and Bahrain
77
VII Siraf Qais and Hormuz
92
VIII The Coming of the Portuguese
110
XII The Eighteenth Century and the Growth of British Influence
171
XIII Piracy
192
XIV The Slave Trade
213
XV The Growth of the Arab Principalities
231
XVI The Persian Gulf in International Politics
254
APPENDIX A Summary of Scientific Research in the Persian Gulf
274
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
295
BIBLIOGRAPHY
296

IX English and Portuguese Rivalry
128
X The Expulsion of the Portuguese
143
XI The Dutch
153

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