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Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Shohei Sato


This book is about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East. It offers new insights into how the relationship between Britain and the Gulf rulers that was nurtured at the height of the British Empire affected the structure of international society as it remains in place today. Over the last four decades, the Persian Gulf region has gone through oil shocks, wars and political changes; however, the basic entities of the southern Gulf states have remained largely in place. How did this resilient system come about for such seemingly contested societies? The eventual emergence of the smalle ... More

Keywords: Decolonisation, Informal empire, Sovereignty, Standardisation, Imperial and global history, East of Suez, Roy Jenkins, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, Trucial States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099687
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shohei Sato, author