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Records of Dubai 1761–1960

Records of Dubai 1761–1960
8 Volume Hardback Set

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Cambridge Archive Editions
  • Date Published: June 2000
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781852078454

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  • Eight volumes comprising approximately 5000 pages provide a wide-ranging sequence of key historical documents, evidence of the origins and development of the modern city and Emirate of Dubai. This new document collection makes available for study authentic original documents - reproduced in facsimile - including political correspondence and reports, letters to and from the Shaikhs (in Arabic versions wherever available), and maps. The subject matter includes: Ruling Family affairs; rivalries and conflicts with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and elsewhere; tribal affairs; history of trade, including pearl fisheries; oil development; city development and administration.

    • Facsimile collections of key documents from archive sources
    • Previously unknown or fragmented material now available in a coherent collection
    • Carefully selected and edited for maximum value to researchers and scholars
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    • Date Published: June 2000
    • Format: Multiple copy pack
    • Isbn: 9781852078454
    • Length: 5000 pages
    • Dimensions: 587 x 392 x 302 mm
    • Weight: 10kg
    • Availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
    • Paper:  Printed on acid free paper 
    • Binding: Library binding with gilt finish 
    • Resume

      Eight volumes comprising approximately 5000 pages provide a wide-ranging sequence of key historical documents, evidence of the origins and development of the modern city and Emirate of Dubai.

      This new document collection makes available for study authentic original documents - reproduced in facsimile - including political correspondence and reports, letters to and from the Shaikhs (in Arabic versions wherever available), and maps.

      The subject matter includes: Ruling Family affairs; rivalries and conflicts with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and elsewhere; tribal affairs; history of trade, including pearl fisheries; oil development; city development and administration. "

    • Historical Overview

      The Dubai Municipality, conscious of the special status of Dubai as an international commercial and financial centre, requested Archive Editions to research and publish this original new project. Archive Editions has published many significant works including 'Records of the Emirates' and 'The UAE: Internal Boundaries' as well as over 70 other document collections on Arab history. 

    • Arrangement of Volumes

      CONTENTS OUTLINE
      Contents - the main highlights

      Volume 1 - 1761-1908
      Tribal histories 1761-1854
      Beni Boo Ali tribe, 1820-1821
      Treaties applicable to the Ruler of Dubai 1820-1906
      Failure to restrain piracies 1835
      Description of Dubai 1836-1839
      Pearl fisheries, 1868
      Events within the Ruling Family 1886-1898
      Dubai protection over Fujairah, 1902
      Dubai-Sharjah feud over Fujairah,1905
      Volume 2 - 1905-1932
      Death of Ruler, 1906
      Review of Rulers 1833-1906
      The Trucial flag, 1905
      Pearl Banks, 1905
      Arms trade, 1908
      British clash with Shaikh Butti bin Soheil, 1912
      Accession of Shaikh Said, 1913
      Dubai as base for port and telegraph, 1913
      Dispute over Hatta, 1914
      Conflict with Abu Dhabi, 1924
      Hostility with Iran following capture of Dubai dhow, 1928
      Ruling Family dissension and attempt to depose Shaikh Said, 1927-34
      Reconnaissance of civil air route, 1931
      Volume 3 - 1930-1940
      Affairs of the Ruling Family, 1934-1935: renewal of conflict between the Ruler, Shaikh Said bin Maktoum and his cousins, threatened coup
      Shipping interests and activities, 1935, including potential seaplane anchorage at Dubai
      The first petroleum concession agreement, 1934-1936
      Boundary with Abu Dhabi, 1936-1937
      Aspects of territorial waters, implications for pearl fisheries, 1936-1938
      Defence considerations in 1939; Protection of the pearling banks and trade, 1938-1940
      Ruling Family: beginning of serious quarrel in 1938
      Reform of customs organisation in 1938
      Aspects of Sharjah boundary dispute, 1938-1940
      Volume 4 - 1938-1945
      Need for reforms and Ruler's refusal to introduce these, 1938, crisis between Ruler and opposing notables
      New Majlis el Tejara and advisory council, March-April 1939
      Questions as to safety of Imperial Airways' use of Dubai, 1939
      Relations between Sharjah and Dubai concerning the exile of ex-members of the Dubai Council, May 1939
      Rumours regarding plots to murder the Ruler of Dubai, October-November 1939
      Volume 5 - 1945-1950
      Boundary dispute with Abu Dhabi, 1945-1946
      Escalation of conflict into warfare, 1947
      Evaluation of Dubai and Abu Dhabi claims by British Government, further attempts to settle dispute, including offer of mediation from Shaikh of Dhank and Shaikh of Beni Ka'ab, September 1946-February 1947
      Renewal of hostilities following tribal raids and looting of Dubai camels, August 1947-April 1948
      Effect on oil exploration, with potential oil wells falling in disputed territory, 1947-1950, including detailed solution to the Abu Dhabi-Dubai dispute suggested in April 1949
      Sale of Ras-al-Khaimah gardens to Dubai, 1947
      Tribal relations: the Manasir threat to Dubai, 1948-1950
      Volume 6 - 1950-1955
      Meetings of the Trucial Council 1950-1955
      Economic affairs; Petroleum affairs: negotiations & agreement for sea-bed concessions 1950-1953
      Search for water supplies on Trucial Coast 1954
      Development in health care and banking sectors 1953
      Internal affairs: activities by nationalists/dissidents, creation of a 'National Front', 1955
      Efforts by Shaikh Juma bin Maktoum and his sons to undermine the regime, and their eventual exile, 1955
      Introduction of reforms by Shaikh Rashid, Regent of Dubai, following his suppression of an insurrection by a faction within the Ruling Family
      Volume 7 - 1955-1958
      Reports on political situation and administrative affairs, including extracts from Trucial States monthly diaries, 1957
      Development plans - improvement of Dubai harbour and port, 1955-1956, improvement of municipal building, services, health and education, town police force and revision of Trucial Oman Scouts, 1957
      Boundary issue with Sharjah, 1956-1957
      Death of Shaikh Said bin Maktoum, accession of Shaikh Rashid bin Said bin Maktoum, 1958
      Volume 8 - 1959-1960
      Ruling Family affairs: official visit of the Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Rashid bin Said bin Maktoum, to the United Kingdom in 1959
      The issue of exiled family members
      Relations with Iran, Qatar, Sharjah, Oman and Sudan, 1959
      Local government and development, 1959
      Postal services and aviation, including opening of Dubai Airport, 1959
      Town improvements and medical development, 1959-1960
      Operation and management of Dubai Airport, and related regulations and agreements, 1960
      Search for water resources, 1960
      Legal affairs, 1959-1960; Industrial development, 1960
      Petroleum affairs, 1960-1961
      Map List: For maps see map pocket at the end of volume 8

    • Key Documents

      MAPS
      Maps appear in map pocket at the end of volume 8:

      01. 'Trigonometrical Plan of the Backwater of Debai'

      02. Three rough sketches of Dubai, 1910

      03. Map of Dubai/Abu Dhabi boundary dispute, 1949

      04. 'Sketch map of land area of Shaikdom of Sharjah', showing land boundary with Dubai, 1959

      05. 'Dubai Harbour Proposed Improvements', c. 1953

      06. Dubai Harbour proposed improvement works, proposed borings, 1956

  • Editor

    A. Burdett

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