Michael Quentin Morton

Langue :anglais
Sexe :masculin
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Autres formes du nom :Māykil Kwīntīn Mūrtūn (arabe)
مایکل کوینتین مورتون (arabe)
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0000 3845 0630

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Auteur du texte2 documents

  • Black gold and frankincense

    photographs of Southern Arabia by the early oil explorers, 1947-1971

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (202-198 p.)
    Description : Note : Bibliogr. p. 199. Glossaire. Index
    Édition : Abu Dhabi : National center for documentation & research, Ministry of presidential affairs , 2010

  • Buraimi

    the struggle for power, influence and oil in Arabia

    Description matérielle : 1 volume (XVII-286 pages)
    Description : Note : Références bibliographiques, index
    Abstract : "Buraimi is an oasis in an otherwise bleak desert on the border between Oman and the UAE. In the early twentieth century, it shot to notoriety as oil brought the world's attention to this corner of the Arabian Peninsula, and the ensuing battle over energy resources between regional and global superpowers began. In this lively account, Michael Quentin Morton tells the story of how the power of oil and the conflicting interests of the declining British Empire and the United States all came to a head with the conflict between Great Britain and Saudi Arabia, shaping the very future of the Gulf states. The seeds of conflict over Buraimi were sown during the oil negotiations of 1933 in Jedda, where the international oil companies vied for control of the future industry in the Arabian Peninsula. As a result of lengthy discussions, including the efforts of men such as St John Philby and Ibn Saud himself, the Saudis granted an oil concession for Eastern Arabia without precisely defining the geographical limits of the area to be conceded. Matters came to a head in 1949 when Saudi Arabia made claim to the territory, and Great Britain, acting on behalf of Oman and Abu Dhabi, challenged the actions of the Saudis. Attempts at arbitration failed, and only one year before Britain's defeat over the Suez Canal, Britain expelled Saudi Arabia from the oasis. In the wake of Britain's withdrawal 'East of Suez' in the early 1970s, the dispute was apparently solved between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. But whilst the controversy dominated Anglo-Saudi relations for more than 30 years, it still casts its shadow across the Gulf today, threatening to expose the fragility of the West's ever-present dependency on the region for its supply of oil. Morton brings a range of historical figures to life, from the American oilmen arriving in steamy Jedda in the 1930s, to the rival sheikhs of Buraimi itself competing for power, wealth and allegiances as well as the great players in world politics: Churchill, Truman and Ibn Saud. This entertaining and...
    Édition : London ; New York : I.B. Tauris , 2013


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  • Māykil Kwīntīn Mūrtūn (arabe)
  • مایکل کوینتین مورتون (arabe)

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