The Persian Gulf in Modern Times

People, Ports, and History

  • Editors
  • Lawrence G. Potter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Lawrence G. Potter
      Pages 1-20
  3. The Historiography of the Persian Gulf

  4. Port Cities and Littoral Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Lawrence G. Potter
      Pages 131-152
    3. J. E. Peterson
      Pages 153-172
    4. Willem Floor
      Pages 173-197
  5. Peoples of the Gulf

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-393

About this book


This book explores the historiography, ports, and peoples of the Persian Gulf over the past two centuries, offering a more inclusive history of the region than previously available. Restoring the history of minority communities which until now have been silenced, the book provides a corrective to the 'official story' put forward by modern states.


Persian Gulf History Port Cities Historiography Minority Groups Iran Arab States Identity historiography history identity India society transformation

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