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By Lawrence G. Potter, Gary G. Sick (eds.)

This e-book is a follow-up quantity to the acclaimed The Persian Gulf on the Millennium: Essays in Politics, economic system, protection and faith , released via St. Martin's Press in 1997. a similar editors, who direct the Gulf/2000 venture at Columbia college, have assembled a few major specialists at the Persian Gulf to mirror on components affecting safety there within the twenty-first century. so much members are from the area itself and for the 1st time percentage the result of ongoing examine with an outdoor viewers. The chapters profile the various society within the Gulf and the old development of Gulf protection, sooner than concentrating on present protection matters among Iran and the Arab states. They discover the mutual perceptions of the peoples of the Gulf this present day and the function of the hot iteration in shaping its future.

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On communications, see Lorimer, Gazetteer, Appendix J, "The Telegraphs of the Persian Gulf in Their Relation to the Telegraph Systems of Persia and Turkey," pp. 2400-38, and Appendix K, "Mail Communications and the Indian Post Office in the Persian Gulf," pp. 2439-74; and Christina Phelps Harris, "The Persian Gulf Submarine 'Ielegraph of 1864," The Geographical Journal, Vol. 135, Pt. 2 Oune 1969), pp. 169-90. 19. The debate over the role of technology in the introduction of steamships to thc Gulf can be followed in Robert G.

29. The British, French, and Germans all used aircraft for reconnaissance in Arabia during World War 1. British airplanes bombed Ottoman forces besieging Aden in 1916 and attacked other Ottoman troops outside al-Kut in Mesopotamia during the same 30 / 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. j. E. PETERSON year. Britain utilized air power in colonial policing along the North-West Frontier and in Afghanistan during 1918-1920; the attack by one bomber on Kabul in May 1920 was seen as an important factor in the decision to sue for peace.

The architecture of these buildings is strongly Gulfi, resembling the great buildings in Siraf, Basra, and Kish, with raised and painted calligraphic inscriptions for decoration. The amount of Chinese Sung and Ming dynasties porcelain found in the ruins speaks further of the wealth of the city and its close interconnection with the commerce of the oceanic world. Gulf commercial activities worked their way into the interior of Africa via the major river networks such as Zambezi and Limpopo, bringing out slaves and indentured workers from the Bantu interior.

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