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The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, 1870-1914

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What caused the decline of the Ottoman empire in the Persian Gulf? Why has history credited only London, not Istanbul, with bringing about the birth ... Show synopsis

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Tess

Ottoman Empire and Arabian Gulf History

by Tess on Nov 30, 2007

For those interested in learning about 19th and early 20th century Arabian Gulf history and the rarely mentioned colonial power (The Ottomans) that was instumental in its development, or lack thereof, will find this volume, interesting and informative. So much has been written about European control of the region, sorely lacking was material on the Ottoman's centuries long interest and partial control of these lands. This volume concentrates on the period of the 1870's through World War I when Istanbul, concered about European expansion in the region, renewed its claims and struggled to maintain its authority over various indiginous leaders; due to a lack funds and the personalities given the task, this proved most difficult.

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