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Oman free pdf The current political shape of Oman must accordingly be understood as the inheritor of a tradition harking back to the imama - a consultative, elective political system more than 1,200 years old. Hussein Ghubash's well-researched book delves into the forces that have shaped Oman's formation from an ancient tribal settlement to a modern polity. Ghubash takes the reader on a historical voyage through the region, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Oman long had ties with East Africa as well as Europe- the first contact between Oman and European imperialist powers took place at the dawn of the 1500s with the arrival of the Portuguese, eventually followed in the Gulf by the Dutch, French and British. Persuasive, thorough and drawing on Western as well as Islamic political theory, Ghubash analyses the different historical roles, at times even burdens, placed on Oman and presents modern Oman as a state seeking a balance between past and present to best serve as a force for stability and peace in the Gulf.

About Hussein Ghubash

Hussein Ghubash is Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the United Arab Emirates at the UNESCO, Paris.

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Author : Hussein Ghubash
Publisher : Saqi Books
Data Published : 01 May 2004
ISBN : 0863565360
EAN : 9780863565366
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 350 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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