Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Region: Fifty Years of Transformation

Auteur(s) : Heard-Bey Frauke

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The unexpected decision of the British Government in January 1968 to withdraw its military and diplomatic protection from the Gulf catapulted the region into the limelight. For the following five decades the historian Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey was best placed to observe subsequent developments in the Gulf, having joined her husband David, a petroleum engineer, in Abu Dhabi in 1967. Through her role over decades in the Centre for Documentation and Research (now the UAE’s National Archive), Frauke Heard-Bey made use of its archives about the Gulf, while taking every opportunity to travel in the area and immerse herself in the local environment. The work covers a broad spectrum, including the formation of the UAE in 1971, the subsequent development of this federation, the first oil crisis and geopolitical repercussions, urbanisation, labour migration, electoral systems, trade, the changing way of life and its implications for traditional loyalties in the Gulf states and Oman. The results of much of this work (which rely little on secondary sources) are collected in this volume, parts of which have been printed in hard-to access journals, while others are published here for the first time.

    Collection : Gulf Research Center Book Series

  • Année de publication 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-959940-00-9
  • Support Livre relié
  • Format 16,5 x 24
  • Numéro dans la collection 25
  • Nombre de pages 496


Part One: A World Apart: The Gulf in the 1960s and 1970s

1 The Gulf States and Oman in Transition

2 Social Changes in the Gulf States and Oman

3 Inside Oman

4 Oman Revisited

5 The Role of Archives in Conjunction with Oral History

6 A Journey into the Liwa

7 Development Anomalies in the Beduin Oases of Al-Liwa

8 Madīnat Zāyid – A Traditional Tribal Society in a New Oil-Age Town

9 The Centre for Documentation and Research, CDR

10 The Tribal Society of the UAE and its Traditional Economy

11 The Beginning of the Post-Imperial Era for the Trucial States from World War I to the 1960s

12 Abu Dhabi’s Greatest Ancestor: Shaikh Zayed bin Khalifah

13 The Oil-Industry in Abu Dhabi: A Changing Role

14 Changing Adaptions – Adapting to Change: The Architecture of the UAE. A Historical Background to Traditional and Modern Living Conditions in the UAE

15 Art in the United Arab Emirates

Part Two : The Topic of Federation

16 Federation as a Political Process. The Case of the United Arab Emirates

17 The United Arab Emirates. Twenty Years of Federation

18 The Local Response to the Withdrawal from the Gulf and the Formation of the United Arab Emirates

19 The United Arab Emirates: Transition in a Federal State

20 A Biography of Shaikh Zayid bin Sultan Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates

21 The United Arab Emirates: Statehood and Nation-Building in a Traditional Society

22 Hard Choices: The United Arab Emirates’ Development from Obscurity to Prominence

Part Three: Regional Politics – Past and Present

23 The Gulf in the Twentieth Century

24 Perceived and Real Challenges to the British Position in the Gulf

25 Horses in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula, and the Trade with India: An Overview in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

26 Conflict Resolution and Regional Co-operation: The Role of the Gulf Co-operation Council 1981-2002

27 The Impact of Globalisation on Gulf Culture: An Insider’s View

28 Ballot Boxes and Other Forms of Participation in Five Countries of the GCC

29 Gulf Security in the Twenty-first Century

30 Labour Migration and Culture: The Impact of Immigration on the Culture of the Arab Societies in the Gulf