Britain and the formation of the Gulf States

Embers of empire

By Shohei Sato

Britain and the formation of the Gulf States


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9776-2
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £18.99 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: May 2016
  • BIC Category: History, United Kingdom, Great Britain, European history, Colonialism & imperialism, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, Humanities / Middle Eastern history, Humanities / Colonialism & imperialism
  • Series: Studies in Imperialism


This book offers new insight into the end of the British Empire in the Middle East. It takes a fresh look at the relationship between Britain and the Gulf rulers at the height of the British Empire, and how its effects are still felt internationally today.


'Sato has written an important book that is readily accessible to non-specialists and the broader public and deserves a wide readership among the policy-making community, both in Britain and in the Gulf. At a time when the phrase 'east of Suez' has re-entered the British government lexicography and Britain has returned to permanent military bases in the Gulf for the first time since 1971, Sato's reassessment of Britain's regional withdrawal holds particular resonance.'



Winner of the Japan Consortium for Area Studies Award (Toryu-sho category) 2016

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