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Author Takriti, Abdel Razzaq, 1981- author.
Title Monsoon revolution : republicans, sultans, and empires in Oman, 1965-1976 / Abdel Razzaq Takriti.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 340 p. ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Oxford historical monographs
Oxford historical monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-330) and index.
Summary The Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula - Britain's last classic colonial war in the region - and one of the highlights of the Cold War in the Middle East. Monsoon Revolution retrieves the political, social, and cultural history of that remarkable process. It analyses its causes, course, and outcomes, while uncovering the networks, ideologies, personalities, as well as the regional and global actors that sustained it. Relying upon a wide range of untapped Arab and British archival and oral sources, it revises the modern political history of Oman by revealing the centrality of popular movements in shaping events and outcomes. Monsoon Revolution further examines colonial dynamics, narrating the ways through which Sultanic absolutism was constructed by Britain in order to suppress the persistent local revolutionary challenge. A series of landmark mysteries are also solved, including the details of the 1970 coup bringing the current ruler onto the throne.
Contextualising Omani revolution and absolutism, Abdel Razzaq Takriti illustrates how the events that unfolded in Oman during the years 1965-1976 were embedded in broader Arab and international currents. The Sultanate's dependence on global networks of imperial and monarchical solidarity is examined and the fundamental importance of these networks for its own survival is highlighted. On the other side, the ties that bound transnational anti-colonial movements and revolutionary networks are explored, and Dhufar is revealed to be an ideal vantage point from which to demonstrate the centrality of South-South connections in modern Arab history. -- Publisher.
Subject Oman -- History -- Dhofar War, 1964-1976.
Oman -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
ISBN 0199674434 hardback
9780199674435 hardback
OCLC number 828415729