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The Persian Gulf in Modern Times, People, Ports, and History, edited by L. Potter

This book explores the historiography, ports, and peoples of the Persian Gulf over the past two centuries, offering a more inclusive history of the region than previously available. Restoring the history of minority communities which until now have been silenced, the book provides a corrective to the 'official story' put forward by modern states
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I The Historiography of the Persian Gulf -- CHAPTER 1 Rethinking the History of Port Cities in the Gulf -- CHAPTER 2 Narrative and the Historian's Craft in the Arabic Historiography of the Gulf -- CHAPTER 3 The Historiography of the Persian Gulf: -- CHAPTER 4 Narrating the Gulf: Literary Evidence for History -- PART II Port Cities and Littoral Society -- CHAPTER 5 The Rise and Fall of Port Cities in the Persian Gulf* -- CHAPTER 6 Muscat as a Port City -- CHAPTER 7 Bushehr: Southern Gateway to Iran -- CHAPTER 8 Inside a Gulf Port: The Dynamics of Urban Life in Pre-Oil Kuwait -- PART III Peoples of the Gulf -- CHAPTER 9 Indian Communities in the Persian Gulf, c. 1500-1947 -- CHAPTER 10 The Baloch as an Ethnic Group in the Persian Gulf Region -- CHAPTER 11 "Purity and Confusion": The Hawala between Persians and Arabs in the Contemporary Gulf -- CHAPTER 12 The African Presence in Eastern Arabia -- CHAPTER 13 Identity Transformations of African Communities in Iran -- Contributors -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2014.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Physical Description
1 online resource (399 pages), illustrations, tables
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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