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  1. Country Profile: Bahrain

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Bahrain, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago nation in the Gulf, situated off the ...

  2. Replication of an Eighteenth Century Manuscript Binding

    ... Flavio Marzo ACR Conservation Studio Manager, British Library Six videos demonstrating the replication of a specific eighteenth-century manuscript's binding by the British Library's conservator, Flavio Marzo. The parts of the video demonstrate t ...

  3. Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Saudi Arabia, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the second largest Arab state in the worl ...

  4. From the Individual to the Archetypal: ‘Abd al-Ghaffār’s Edited Photographic Portraits

    ... Anna Canby Monk Visual Arts Curator, British Library The removal of original backgrounds and inscriptions reveals a tension between the photographers ‘Abd al-Ghaffār and Snouck Hurgronje in terms of their process, approach to and outlook on photography. ‘ ...

  5. Love and Separation in Baghdad: Pesta and Rifi Songs on Shellac Discs

    ... Rolf Killius Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures, British Library Pesta and Rifi Songs, which developed in the twentieth century from Iraqi maqam, became more popular because they were recorded on shellac and broadcast throughout Iraq in the mid-century. ...

  6. Oil for Military Protection between the Wars: Qatar’s Request for Weapons and the British Response

    ... Valentina Mirabella Archival Specialist, British Library By offering military protection to Qatar, the British tried to ensure access to Qatari oil in the run-up to the Second World War. But why did Qatar need weapons and armoured cars in 1935? By offerin ...

  7. Country Profile: Qatar

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Qatar, as illustrated through the India Office Records. Qatar is an Arab emirate situated on a peninsula on the southern coast of the G ...

  8. Telegraphs and Typewriters: The Impact of Technology on Bookkeeping at Bushire

    ... to be re-transmitted a dozen or more times en route – often by operators with no knowledge of English – telegraphic ...

  9. Khidma: Britain’s Pragmatic Approach to Justice in the Gulf

    ... Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library Papers highlighting a difference in 1915 between Western and Arab interpretations of judicial procedure in Bahrain may not be representative of the history of Britain’s jurisdiction in the Gulf as a who ...

  10. The India Office Private Papers

    ... Penny Brook Lead Curator India Office Records, British Library The India Office Private Papers offer a personal perspective on military, political, social and economic history over the period 1750–1947; in their private correspondence and diaries, people ...

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