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Author Arbuthnott, Hugh.

Title British missions around the Gulf, 1575-2005 : Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman / Hugh Arbuthnott, Terence Clark & Richard Muir
Published Folkestone : Global Oriental, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages [32]) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction ---- Part I. IRAN. 1. The Embassy. A. Persia under the Qajars --- b. Iran under the Pahlavis --- 2. The Consulates ---- Part II. IRAQ. 3. Iraq. a. The Beginning: first in Basra and then in Baghdad 1635-1800 --- b. Early Diplomatic Relations with Turkish Arabia 1800-1914 --- c. Major changes in Baghdad and Basra 1900-32 --- d. A new relationship and the end of an era 1932-58 --- e. Epilogue -- 1958-2006 ---- Part III. KUWAIT. 4. Kuwait. A. 1904: The first agency --- b. Curzon, Mubarak, the 1899 bond and its consequences --- c. Aftermath of the First World War --- d. Dickson, the Ikwhan and oil --- e. The Second World War --- f. The impact of Suez --- g. Iraq invades: the embassy under siege --- h. Conclusions ---- Part IV. OMAN. 5. Oman. A. British representation in Muscat 1645-2005 --- b. The embassy site in Old Muscat --- c. Moving with the times -- a fresh start outside Old Muscat ---- Annex: Contents of the time capsule buried on 10 May 1994 in the entrance to the new British embassy, Muscat
Summary Recent events have once again focused international attention on the volatile politics of the Gulf region. This new book, by three former British ambassadors all with long service in the region demonstrates the importance of the Gulf for Britain from the days of Elizabeth-I to the present. It tells the story, through the life and works of the British diplomats and consuls and the missions in which they worked, of Britain's involvement, first for trade and later for strategic purposes, in the four key regional states of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman. With wit and insight, the book traces the origins of today's problems from the Ottoman and Persian empires to the 1991 Gulf War and its aftermath. Those who know the region will find this a refreshing new slant on an old story, while those new to the subject will enjoy the mixture of politics and personalities ably described and analyzed. -- Book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Diplomatic and consular service, British -- Persian Gulf Region -- History.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Persian Gulf Region.
Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Terence.
Muir, Richard, 1942-
ISBN 9004213171 (electronic bk.)
9789004213173 (electronic bk.)