The Emergence of States in a Tribal Society: Oman Under Sa'id bin Taymur, 1932?1970 by Uzi Rabi
- Language: English ISBN-10:
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sussex Academic Press; Reprint edition (May 1, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 184519473X ISBN-13:
This book reassesses the reign of Said bin Taymur, who was deposed by his son, Qabus bin Said, in a coup in July 1970. Contemporary historiography of the period of Said’s rule (1932-1970) views Oman as medieval and isolationist; Qabus’ later government is seen as progressive and enlightened, with his ascendancy to the throne often described as the rebirth of Oman” from its medieval slumber” into a thriving and prosperous Sultanate. This study refutes the prevailing view that Said’s four-decade reign should be perceived as a place where time stood still. The author offers a critical look at the economic, political, social and cultural aspects of Oman during the reign of Said bin Taymur. The Emergence of States in a Tribal Society mainly focuses on tribestate relations, emphasizing their dynamic interaction, with particular attention paid to the relationships between the tribal groups. Uzi Rabi’s book reinterprets a significant timescale in the modern history of the Arabian Peninsula and pre-oil societies, and will be essential reading for both students and scholars of Middle Eastern history, culture and society.
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