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  1. 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 ...

  2. Important Work: The British 1820 Survey that Charted the Gulf for the First Time

    ... Magdalena Peszko Map Curator, British Library Until the 19th century, European powers considered much of the Gulf coastline to be hazardous, but the 1820 survey recorded vital details that contributed to later British involvement in the region. Until the ...

  3. Why Were So Many of the Greek-Arabic Translators Christians?

    ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library An enormous effort was made to translate almost all known Greek literature into Arabic during the 8th to 10th centuries, and Baghdad was at the centre of this work. Why was it that so many ...

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

    ... Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library With pearling in decline and oil exploitation on hold, what drove Bahrain’s economy between the World Wars? By the 1920s, the ancient trade in pearls, though still the foundation of the economy of Bahra ...

  5. The British Library: How Many Institutions Became One

    ... Dr Jo Wright Content Development Curator, British Library A vast range of material that spans several thousand years, including a large collection of Arabic manuscripts and material related to the Gulf, is held in the British Library collection. The Briti ...

  6. Creature Comforts, Wine and Spirits: Inside the Home of a Peripatetic British Agent

    ... Karen Stapley Archival Specialist, British Library ‘What can I buy from the current post holder?’ was the first consideration of a newly appointed British Agent in the Empire. Frequent moves meant that provisions, furniture and necessities for entertainin ...

  7. The Financial Troubles of Said bin Taimur

    ... Francis Owtram Gulf History Specialist, British Library The reign of Said bin Taimur was marked by financial troubles from the outset, but despite his more active role in the 1930s, a rebellion in the province of Dhofar ultimately cost him the Sultanate. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Charles Belgrave – The Adviser

    ... Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library For over thirty years, Charles Belgrave was an immensely powerful figure in Bahrain who played an instrumental role in its development but by 1957 he had become so unpopular he was ...

  10. A Strategic Position: British Seizures of the Island of Kharg

    ... Valentina Mirabella Archival Specialist, British Library The British Government had a strong interest in Kharg, a small, strategically placed island in the Gulf. The small island of Kharg, situated in the Gulf just off the coast of modern-day Iran, played ...

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