An Arab perspective on colonialism in the Gulf

Al-Aqad, Salah. Aliastiemar fi al-Khalij al-Arabi [Colonialism in the Arabian Gulf].

[Cairo], Anglo Egyptian Bookshop, [1956].

8vo. (4), 266, (2) pp. With folding map of the Gulf. Original pictorial wrappers.


An Egyptian publication on the colonization of the Arabian Gulf ranging from 1763 to the 1950s and the emergence of ever more politically independent Arab emirates which would, in a few years, become the United Arab Emirates. The text covers early British political intervention in the Gulf region in response to the French campaign in Egypt 1798-1801 and the two European imperial nations' ongoing diplomatic rivalry as it played out in the Gulf, the rise of the Arab emirates on the Gulf coast and their first treaties with Britain, the advent of the British Protectorate, the Ottoman-British rivalry, Britain and the abolition of the slave trade, and, of course, 20th century oil interests from the perspective of colonial history.

Leaves and folding map a touch brittle, corners of upper cover chipped. Exceedingly rare: only two copies in institutions as listed on OCLC.


OCLC 745119760, 754778494.

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