Kings of Arabia: The Rise and Set of the Turkish Sovranty in the Arabian Peninsula

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Garnet & Ithaca Press, 2007 - History - 294 pages
First published in 1923, Kings of Arabia examines the history of Yemen from the 17th century to the aftermath of the First World War. The book ?? written by Lieutenant Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob, a British army officer who served in Yemen ?? begins with an overview of the rise of Turkish control in Yemen and an examination of the first British encounters with the country leading up to the British capture of Aden in 1839 AD. This is followed by a sketch of the British methods of administration, which are contrasted with those of the Turks, whose political machinery played such a significant role in shaping the destiny of the Arabs. The author next treats the British ascent to the hinterland and their subsequent retreat to Aden. The book concludes with the decline of Turkish influence, the events of the First World War, and the rise to power of the independent Arab kings. With the latter parts of the book laced with Jacob's own experiences of the events as they unfolded, Kings of Arabia is sure to prove invaluable to those seeking an insight into the British perspective of this key period of Yemen's history.
 

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Contents

BIBLIOGRAPHY
19
OUR EARLIEST TOUCH WITH THE YEMEN CUL
25
HAINES REGIME FOR FIFTEEN YEARS BRITISH
41
THE TURKS IN THE YEMEN
68
THE BRITISH OCCUPATION AT DALA IN THE ADEN
81
HOSTILITIES BETWEEN THE TURKS AND THE IMAM
101
THE TURCOIMAMIC PACT OF MAY 1911
123
THE DECLINE OF THE TURKS AND THE ARAB
140
THE GREAT WAR
158
MY MISSION TO THE COURT OF THE IMAM OF SANA
202
KINGS OF ARABIA
226
THE FUTURE OF THE YEMEN
240
THE EYE OF THE YEMEN IN I923
258
THE ISLE OF SOKOTRA AND THE ANCIENT LAND
278
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Lieutenant Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob (1866-1936) was the British Political Agent at Dthala between 1904 and 1907, and then served as First Assistant Resident in Aden between 1910 and 1917. After the outbreak of the First World War he also acted as Chief Political Officer to the Aden Field Force. From 1917-1920 he was advisor on South Western Arabian Affairs to the British High Commissioner in Egypt.

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