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  1. Dusty Streets and Hot Music in Baghdad: Iraqi Maqam Music and Chalgi Ensembles

    ... Rolf Killius Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures, British Library Kept alive until today by a very small number of chalgi Baghdad ensembles and through remaining shellac recordings, Iraqi maqam is a sophisticated musical genre from urban Iraq that develo ...

  2. Legal Business: The Judicial Aspects of British Rule in the Gulf

    ... Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library In the early 20th century, British Officials responsible for the administration of justice in cases concerning British subjects and foreigners in the Gulf had to maintain a delicate balance, so as not t ...

  3. Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq and the Rise of Arabic as a Language of Science

    ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library In the ninth century, Ḥunayn ibn Ishāq decided to explain Greek terminology, instead of simply adopting it, in his translations of the medical treatises of Galen. In doing this he helped e ...

  4. The India Office: The Government, in London, of British India

    ... Antonia Moon Lead Curator Post-1858 India Office Records, British Library A government department unique in its scope and power, the India Office had a profound impact on the history of the Gulf. Following the Indian Uprisings of 1857–58, the administrati ...

  5. Guns ‘n’ Seals: An Unusual Seal indicates Cultural Influences in Dubai in 1910

    ... Catherine Hodgkinson Archival Specialist, British Library An Islamic seal with an unusual bird design appears on a witness statement delivered by the Sheikh of Dubai to the British Resident in The Gulf, following a fatal gun battle in Dubai in 1910. At so ...

  6. Thesiger’s Clothes: Empire and Exploration in the Arabian Peninsula

    ... John Hayhurst Gulf History Specialist, British Library Over several centuries, the close relationship between individual explorers of the Arabian Peninsula and the British Empire was made clear in often unpublished journals and accounts held in the India ...

  7. Interlocking Patterns Meet Arabic Poetry: Musical Genres in the Upper Gulf Region

    ... Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer The people of the upper Gulf coast have created a rich and multifaceted musical culture. Unfortunately, these musical genres are hardly known outside this region and there is a risk that ...

  8. Episodes from the Life of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

    ... Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library A number of key moments in the life of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa are recorded in the India Office Records. Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was one of the most prominent figure ...

  9. Ibn al-Nafīs and Pulmonary Transit

    ... Dr Nahyan Fancy Associate Professor of History, DePauw University In the thirteenth century, Ibn al-Nafīs wrote a substantial commentary on Avicenna’s entire Canon of Medicine thereby revising existing understandings of human physiology and anatomy. His t ...

  10. Country Profile: Kuwait

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Kuwait, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The State of Kuwait is an Emirate situated in the north-east of the Arabian Pe ...

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