By Lawrence G. Potter (eds.)
Read Online or Download The Persian Gulf in Modern Times: People, Ports, and History PDF
Best historiography books
Three maps Joseph A. Amato proposes a daring and cutting edge method of writing neighborhood historical past during this resourceful, wide-ranging, and deeply enticing exploration of the which means of position and residential. Arguing that folks of each position and time deserve a heritage, Amato attracts on his heritage as a ecu cultural historian and a prolific author of neighborhood background to discover such subject matters because the background of cleanliness, sound, anger, insanity, the clandestine, and the surroundings in southwestern Minnesota.
Richard Hofstadter (1916-70) used to be America’s such a lot exotic historian of the 20 th century. the writer of a number of groundbreaking books, together with the yankee Political culture, he was once a lively champion of the liberal politics that emerged from the hot Deal. in the course of his approximately thirty-year occupation, Hofstadter fought public campaigns opposed to liberalism’s so much dynamic competitors, from McCarthy within the Fifties to Barry Goldwater and the solar Belt conservatives within the Sixties.
Whereas an exile from Constantinople, the twelfth-century Byzantine functionary and canonist John Zonaras culled past chronicles and histories to compose an account of occasions from construction to the reign of Alexius Comnenus. For issues where his resources are misplaced or seem in other places in additional truncated form, his testimony and the id of the texts on which he relies are of severe value.
Carr's function is to stipulate a distinctively phenomenological method of heritage. background is mostly linked to social life and its previous, and therefore his inquiry specializes in our adventure of the social international and of its temporality. How does historical past bridge the distance which separates it from its item, the prior?
- Ancient History: Evidence and Models
- The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind's Berlin Jewish Museum (The Holocaust and its Contexts)
- Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History (Modern Library Chronicles)
- Literature: a student's guide to research and writing
- Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History)
- Prophets of the Past: Interpreters of Jewish History
Additional info for The Persian Gulf in Modern Times: People, Ports, and History
Potter, “The Port of Siraf: Historical Memory and Iran’s Role in the Persian Gulf,” Proceedings of the International Congress of Siraf Port, Nov. 14–16, 2005 (Bushehr, Iran: Bushehr Branch of Iranology Foundation, 2005), 28–49. 22. The pioneering work by Rhoads Murphey and Dilip Basu in particular is key to an understanding of the development of port cities in the colonial context, that is, as gateways to European influence and as lynchpins of regional integration into the world system in the nineteenth century.
30 Increased trade restrictions and onerous taxation resulting from Ottoman and Qajar centralization favored the relocation of merchants and merchant capital to the Arab ports that had remained under the control of independent tribal dynasties. Alongside the pearl boom, this was the crucial factor that determined the economic success of Kuwait, Manama, and Dubai as free ports. 31 After 1900 the establishment of the Imperial Customs Administration in Iran triggered the large-scale migration of major Arab and Persian mercantile communities to the Arab coast, in particular to Dubai and Manama.
2 (2001): 175–87. 2. See, for instance, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle (New York: Routledge, 2010); Christopher M. Davidson, Dubai: the Vulnerability of Success (London: Hurst, 2008); idem, Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond (London: Hurst, 2009); Ahmed Kanna, Dubai: the City as Corporation (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2011); special section on “Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East,” ed. Nelida Fuccaro, in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East vol.