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Author Bhacker, M. Reda (Mohamed Reda), 1955-

Title Trade and empire in Muscat and Zanzibar : roots of British domination / M. Reda Bhacker
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 278 pages) : maps
Series Exeter Arabic and Islamic series
Exeter Arabic and Islamic series.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of Figures, Maps and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Conventions and Abbreviations; Introduction; Prelude to the rise of the Albusaidi Dynasty in East Africa; Oman's links with India and East Africa: historical problems and perspectives; Migrations and the interaction of commerce and religion in Omani and Swahili cultures; The prominence of the Banyans in Indian Ocean commerce; The importance of commerce to the early Albusaidi rulers; The emergence of Muscat as a political-commercial centre
Summary The role of Oman in the Indian Ocean region prior to British domination; the author traces the tribal and religious dynamics of Omani politics, treating the area of influence as a geographical whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-269) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations -- Oman.
Oman -- Commerce -- History.
Oman -- Foreign economic relations -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203320328
0203410335 (electronic bk.)