Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History

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Routledge, 12 févr. 2016 - 278 pages

During the early modern period Oman held a key position in the trade routes whereby the Muslim world dominated indigenous trade in the Indian Ocean. In the second half of the eighteenth century, Oman broke free from foreign political control and became the dominant economic and naval force in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf. This was a golden age for Omanis, when their economic power and political prestige were at their height. This study, first published in 1986, presents a detailed, comprehensive history of this important period, and includes tribal politics, the role of religion, and Oman’s relations with neighbouring areas such as Persia and East Africa. The era ends with the political and maritime pressures exerted on Oman by Britain and France, and the territorial pressures exerted by the Wahhabi Arabians.

 

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Chapter 1 Geographical and historical introduction
1
Chapter 2 The Ibâḑîya
22
Chapter 3 The Yaʿrubî civil war and the coming to power of Aḩmad b Saʿîd Âl bû Saʿîdî
39
Chapter 4 ʿUmâns maritime involvements during Aḩmads rule and hostilities with Persia
53
Chapter 5 Trade in the PersianArabian Gulf
75
Chapter 6 Transitional years 17811793
94
Chapter 7 ʿUmân and the Sawâḩil c 17501800
118
Chapter 8 FrenchBritish competition for influence at Masqaţ
139
Chapter 9 The rule of Sulţân b Aḩmad 17931804 and the early Wahhâbî incursions into ʿUmân
169
Chapter 10 Maritime commerce during Sulţân b Aḩmads rule
191
Conclusions
210
Appendices
216
Notes on sources
223
Bibliography
227
Index
249
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