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  1. Britain’s ‘interest’ in Bahrain

    Louis Allday A candid exchange between British officials in the 1920s reveals the extent to which Britain had intervened in Bahrain in its own interest. ...


  2. The Mobility of Merchants in the Pursuit of Profit: The English Withdraw from Bushire

    John Hayhurst The EIC’s departure from Bushire in 1769 was one example of how, in the 17th and 18th centuries, groups of traders would settle, then ...


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

    Dr Mark Hobbs The shipwreck in 1852 of a merchant vessel off the Oman coast, led to the plunder and loss of enough indigo to supply the entire Gulf region ...


  4. Galenic Humoral Pathology

    Dr Nahyan Fancy Common household practices such as consuming hot soups and drinks when one has caught a cold are rooted in humoral medicine, which was ...


  5. M. Waris Ali’s ‘Absurd’ Account: A Native Agent and the Riots at Gwadar

    Martin Woodward Murder, suicide, communal riots, racial snobbery and a colourful, much-maligned British Agent caught up in the midst of it all: a record ...


  6. The Beginnings of Science in the Islamic World

    Bink Hallum When and where did the sciences practised in the Islamic world during the so-called Golden Age originate? The sciences studied and practised ...


  7. The Dubai Incident, 1910: A Gun Battle that Damaged British relations with the Trucial Coast

    Martin Woodward Growing tensions between the British and the Sheikh of Dubai led to a gun battle in 1910 that cost numerous lives and did long-term damage ...


  8. Divers are a Pearl’s Best Friend: Pearl Diving in the Gulf 1840s–1930s

    Dr Mark Hobbs Before oil, the inhabitants of the Gulf’s Arab coast depended on diving for natural pearls for their economic livelihoods. And, like oil, ...


  9. Priority Air Freight to Serve Bahrain’s First Cinemas

    Valentina Mirabella With the oil industry booming in Bahrain in the early 1930s, BAPCO oil workers, amongst others, lobbied for the first cinemas to be ...


  10. London to Basra in Twenty-Two Days

    Valentina Mirabella In a pre-internet age of slow-travelling news, just how could a message be sent from London to Basra in 22 days? On 20 June 1814, ...


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