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  1. The 1940s: Perfect Peace in the Midst of War

    ... Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library While much of the world was experiencing the effects of global war in the first half of the 1940s, the Gulf by contrast was an oasis of calm. While much of the world was experiencing the effects of glob ...

  2. Negotiating the Origins of the Gulf’s Aviation Industry

    ... Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library Negotiation and improvisation formed the basis of the Gulf’s early aviation industry. In 2013, sixty-four million international air passengers passed through Dubai International Airport, making it sec ...

  3. The Singing Sailor, Salim Rashid Suri: A Ṣawt Musician from Oman

    ... Rolf Killius Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures, British Library Salim Rashid Suri, an Omani ṣawt singer and oud player became famous as the ‘singing sailor’ and for developing a truly unique style, which took influence from musical sources across the M ...

  4. Sea meets Desert: Reflections on Traditional Music in Oman

    ... Rolf Killius Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures, British Library In the Sultanate of Oman, traditional music, poetry and dance are still part and parcel of everyday life and national celebrations alike. From 9 February to 3 March 2014, I conducted resea ...

  5. Country Profile: Iraq

    ... British Library Partnership Team An overview of the key moments from the history of interaction between the British and Iraq, as illustrated through the India Office Records. The Republic of Iraq is a country positioned at the northern end of the Gulf tha ...

  6. Colonial Knowledge: Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia

    ... Daniel A. Lowe Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library J. G. Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia has long been used as a central source for the study of the region. Yet, it is essential to understand the c ...

  7. Mapping Aden: The British Occupation of A Vital Trading Port

    ... Magdalena Peszko Map Curator, British Library Only by mapping and surveying Aden fully were the British able to plan for its reconstruction and fortification, thereby facilitating trade and other shipping to and from India and beyond. In 1839, when the Br ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Microtones: The Piano and Muhammad Al-Qubanshi – The First Congress of Arabic Music and Early Recordings from Iraq

    ... Rolf Killius Ethnomusicologist, Museum Consultant and Media Producer Thanks to the recording sessions at the first Arabic Music Congress in 1932 in Cairo, we can still listen to a selection of early Arabic music recordings. Additionally, several documents ...

  10. Galenic Humoral Pathology

    ... Dr Nahyan Fancy Associate Professor of History, DePauw University Common household practices such as consuming hot soups and drinks when one has caught a cold are rooted in humoral medicine, which was the dominant medical paradigm from the time of Galen t ...

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