The Testaments out now
A History of Modern Oman (Hardback)
  • A History of Modern Oman (Hardback)
zoom

A History of Modern Oman (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£67.99
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 31/08/2015
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The ideal introduction to the history of modern Oman from the eighteenth century to the present, this book combines the most recent scholarship on Omani history with insights drawn from a close analysis of the politics and international relations of contemporary Oman. Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout offer a distinctive new approach to Omani history, building on postcolonial thought and integrating the study of politics and culture. The book addresses key topics including Oman's historical cosmopolitanism, the distinctive role of Omani Islam in the country's social and political life, Oman's role in the global economy of the nineteenth century, insurrection and revolution in the twentieth century, the role of Sultan Qaboos in the era of oil and Oman's unique regional and diplomatic perspective on contemporary issues.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107009400
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 236 x 159 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This book weaves a deep understanding of Oman's history, politics, economics, religion and, very importantly, culture in a way that is particularly useful in understanding the challenges Oman faces today. A must-read for anyone interested in Oman or an understanding of religion and culture in affecting foreign affairs.' Stephen W. Buck, former US Foreign Service officer, Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires, Muscat (1979-83)
'This book offers an excellent history and analysis of Oman from the eighteenth century to the present. Based on personal knowledge acquired over several decades, as well as a comprehensive command of the literature in the field, it offers measured judgements of the Sultanate's present and future of which all interested in Oman should be aware.' Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London
'A History of Modern Oman is an impressive portrait of a society that has taken a different road from its Arab neighbors. This is a profound examination of the transition within two generations of a country from its tribal roots to a modern and tolerant society based on consensus and acceptance rather than dictation.' Edward Walker, Hamilton College, New York
'A thorough overview of the significant elements in the Omani narrative over the past few centuries, providing context for understanding modern Oman and helping explain how it has come to play the role it does.' Richard Schmierer, Middle East Policy
'This is easily the most accomplished survey of Oman's recent history to appear since Donald Hawley's Oman and its Renaissance ...' J. E. Peterson, The Middle East Journal
'... its detail-rich narrative deepens our understanding of Oman's religious, economic, political, and social specificities in the regional context of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. Scholars and people interested in Middle East history will enjoy A History of Modern Oman - one of the few accounts of Omani history during both the long nineteenth century and the Cold War - at a time when we need more scholarship to understand a regions that undergoing so many changes.' Guillemette Crouzet, Arab Studies Journal
"This book weaves a deep understanding of Oman's history, politics, economics, religion and, very importantly, culture in a way that is particularly useful in understanding the challenges Oman faces today. A must-read for anyone interested in Oman or an understanding of religion and culture in affecting foreign affairs." Stephen W. Buck, former US Foreign Service officer, Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires, Muscat (1979-83)
"This book offers an excellent history and analysis of Oman from the eighteenth century to the present. Based on personal knowledge acquired over several decades, as well as a comprehensive command of the literature in the field, it offers measured judgements of the Sultanate's present and future of which all interested in Oman should be aware." Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London
"A History of Modern Oman is an impressive portrait of a society that has taken a different road from its Arab neighbors. This is a profound examination of the transition within two generations of a country from its tribal roots to a modern and tolerant society based on consensus and acceptance rather than dictation." Edward Walker, Hamilton College, New York
"A thorough overview of the significant elements in the Omani narrative over the past few centuries, providing context for understanding modern Oman and helping explain how it has come to play the role it does." Richard Schmierer, Middle East Policy
"This is easily the most accomplished survey of Oman's recent history to appear since Donald Hawley's Oman and its Renaissance ..." J. E. Peterson, The Middle East Journal
'... its detail-rich narrative deepens our understanding of Oman's religious, economic, political, and social specificities in the regional context of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. Scholars and people interested in Middle East history will enjoy A History of Modern Oman - one of the few accounts of Omani history during both the long nineteenth century and the Cold War - at a time when we need more scholarship to understand a regions that undergoing so many changes.' Guillemette Crouzet, Arab Studies Journal

You may also be interested in...

Sniper in Helmand
Added to basket
Iran: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Great War for Civilisation
Added to basket
The Invention of the Land of Israel
Added to basket
Iran: Empire of the Mind
Added to basket
The One That Got Away
Added to basket
The Tragedy of the Templars
Added to basket
Jarhead
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Palestine
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Farewell Kabul
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Six Days
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Shah of Shahs
Added to basket
An Evil Cradling
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Balfour Declaration
Added to basket
Inside the Kingdom
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Storm Front
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.