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  1. Bahrain’s Economy: Buffeted between Pearls and Oil

    ... on hold, what drove Bahrain’s economy between the World Wars? By the 1920s, the ancient trade in pearls, ... of Bahrain’s economy in the two interim decades? Trade Deficit Some answers can be found in the ‘Trade ... dominated by the declining pearl trade, in part simply because its other exports, such as building ...

  2. Foundation of an Empire: The East India Company’s Early Trade in Silk and Wool

    ... and strategic interests in the Gulf grew over time, it was initially a matter of textile trading with Persia ... interests in the Gulf grew over time, it was initially a matter of trade with Persia that first invited them to the shores of the Gulf. The trade in textiles would provide them with the key. An early nineteenth-century ...

  3. Frankincense in Dhofar: An Ancient Trade at the Centre of 19th Century Tensions

    ... of the trade, British colonial records cast light on the state of the ancient trade in Frankincense ... are inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, because frankincense has been traded in the region since ancient ... of the changed trading patterns caused by the Portuguese and other European nations’ trading in the region. ...

  4. Economy in Turmoil: Gulf Trade Hit by Piracy and Famine

    ... Gulf 1862–72, witnessed rapid expansion in the value of trade in the region as well as political ... Pelly’s priorities was to increase trade, as this would benefit Great Britain and its empire. The picture in his early tenure was extremely positive. Trade was expanding rapidly. Merchants were transporting ...

  5. The Indigo Trade in the Gulf in the Nineteenth Century

    ... for a year. Human civilisation has manufactured and traded indigo for many centuries. The vivid blue pigment ... production and trade monopolised by Great Britain. Shipwrecked and Destitute Seamen A series of letters ... being employed by Government in Bombay to assist in the recovery of the missing goods. Trade (Practice) ...

  6. A Brief History of the English East India Company 1600–1858

    ... a royal charter conferring the monopoly of English trade in the whole of Asia and the Pacific. Tea, ... by the ‘factory’ system: when the ships returned to Europe, agents known as ‘factors’ were left behind at trading ... responsible for the management of subordinate factories which included Bandar Abbas and Basra. From Trading ...

  7. Muscat and the Monsoon

    ... significant factor affecting life and trade in this region were the winds of the Indian Ocean monsoon. ... to trade that in turn led to an intermingling of peoples and the creation of an Indian Ocean cultural network. Monsoon System Unlike the trade winds, which blow in a constant direction, the Indian Ocean ...

  8. How the American Civil War Caused a Boom in Cotton in Persia

    ... Authorities. In order for trade to be encouraged, taxes and duties had to be kept at reasonable rates. ... in 1872, the famine was so severe that the Persian cotton trade had all but halted. The market at Bushire ... with the British Empire. Trade (Practice) Trade Statistics Lewis Pelly Persian Gulf Political Residency Bushire ...

  9. The Political Residency, Bushire

    ... as a factory, in the Gulf from which to conduct trade with Persia. In 1763, it finally established a base which ... the East India Company sought a secure base, known as a factory, from which to conduct trade with Persia. ... favourable conditions for trade in the form of exemptions from export and import duties and protection ...

  10. Crime or Punishment? The Cruel Death of a Sailor at Bushire in 1820

    ... to oppression Trade (Practice) Bushire Power and Politics Iran 1800‒1849 London, British Library, '‘Vol 21 ...