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Records of the Emirates 1961–1965

Records of the Emirates 1961–1965


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  • Date Published: November 2019
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781788065207

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  • This comprehensive collection of facsimile original British Government documents details the history of the Emirates between 1961 and 1965; the key events are covered in greater detail than in the related collection for 1820–1960. They include: inter-emirate boundary questions which were increasingly disputed as the position of oil deposits became clearer; OPEC were involved when Sheikh Shakbut of Abu Dhabi refused to sign the 50-50 agreement; the relocation of Ras-al Khaimah, which was being submerged, was addressed with funds from Kuwait and Abu Dhabi; in 1964 the Arab League Mission visited as did the Arab League Gulf Committee in 1965 and caused a flurry of diplomatic activity on the part of the British who wished to remain central to the foreign policy of the Emirates; and Iran was involved in a dispute over territorial waters with Ajman fishermen operating out of Kuwait.

    • Provides a unique collection of key historical primary source documents from British archive sources
    • Previously unknown or fragmented material is now available in a coherent collection
    • Builds on the original collection Records of the Emirates 18201960, and connects with the further extension Records of the Emirates 196671
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2019
    • Format: Multiple copy pack
    • Isbn: 9781788065207
    • Length: 3000 pages
    • Dimensions: 286 x 363 x 220 mm
    • Weight: 8.13kg
    • Availability: Available in limited markets only
  • Table of Contents

    Highlights from the contents: Volume 1961: Dubai: plans for bridge over the creek
    New runway at Sharjah airfield
    The De Ribbing mission to Buraimi
    Abu Dhabi town planning
    Boundary agreements with Muscat
    Iranian claims to the Tunbs
    Sharjah oil concession
    Volume 1962: Problems with rule of Shaikh Shakbut
    Possible succession of Shaikh Zaid
    Opening of new banks in Abu Dhabi
    Frontier issues between Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah
    New oil and mineral surveys and concessions
    Volume 1963: Correspondence regarding prospect of federation
    Abu Dhabi causeway scheme and building projects
    Postal services for Ajman, Fujairah, Ras-al-Khaimah, and Umm-al-Qawain
    Ras-al-Khaimah development projects
    Administration of Abu Dhabi and Dubai Police
    Oil developments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-al-Qawain, Ras-al-Khaimah
    Volume 1964 Shaikh Shakbut, Ruler of Abu Dhabi: discussions within British Government regarding replacing him with Shaikh Zayed
    Abu Dhabi opposition to idea of federation
    Sharjah municipality established
    Various port and harbour improvement schemes Iran protests over Ras-al-Khaimah seabed boundary
    Interest in Dubai offshore oil exploration
    Volume 1965: Labour demands and unrest in Abu Dhabi
    Fujairah: aviation aid and civic developments.

  • Editor

    A. Burdett

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