Creating the Arabian Gulf: The British Raj and the Invasions of the Gulf


Paul J. Rich

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 360 pages

File size: 55.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Whether called ‘Arabian’ or ‘Persian,’ the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously closed archives to document the actual heritage of the area and dispel the myths, showing that the influences of Britain and India are far deeper than commonly acknowledged, and that the sheikhs are actually the creation of the British Raj.