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The Persian Gulf in Modern Times: People, Ports, and History

edited by Lawrence G. Potter
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781137485762, 1137485760
Summary
This book explores the historiography, ports, and peoples of the Persian Gulf over the past two centuries. The authors seek to clarify how the historical Gulf is different from that of the modern day, and offers a more inclusive history of the region than previously available. The volume takes a fresh approach that examines the region from the viewpoint of local historians combined with important original research. By restoring the history of minority communities which until now have been silenced, it provides a corrective to the "official story" put forward by modern states. It is a major contribution to the history of the region, and follows up the previous groundbreaking Palgrave Macmillan volume, also edited by Lawrence G. Potter, The Persian Gulf in History.
Contents
  • Part I. The historiography of the Persian Gulf
  • Rethinking the history of port cities in the gulf / Nelida Fuccaro
  • Narrative and the historian's craft in the Arabic historiography of the gulf / Fahad Ahmad Bishara
  • The historiography of the Persian Gulf: a survey of the 19th and 20th century Persian sources / Gholam Reza Vatandoust
  • Narrating the gulf: literary evidence for history / Muhsin al-Musawi
  • Part II. Port cities and Littoral society
  • The rise and fall of port cities in the Persian Gulf / Lawrence G. Potter
  • Muscat as a port city / J.E. Peterson
  • Bushehr: southern gateway to iran / Willem Floor
  • Inside a gulf port: the dynamics of urban life in pre-oil Kuwait / Farah Al-Nakib
  • Part III. Peoples in the gulf
  • Indian communities in the Persian Gulf, c. 1500-1947 / James Onley
  • The Baluch as an ethnic group in the Persian Gulf region / Carina Jahani
  • "Purity and confusion": the Hawala between Persians and Arabs in the contemporary gulf / Ahmed al-Dailami
  • The African presence in eastern Arabia / Matthew S. Hopper
  • Identity transformations of African communities in Iran / Behnaz A. Mirzai.
Description
vi, 393 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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