The History of the United Arab Emirates

by
John A. Shoupauthor

John Shoup, PhD, is professor of anthropology at Al Akhawayn University, in Ifrane, Morocco.

The History of the United Arab Emirates

20211130

Greenwood

Pages 224
Topics British Trade with India;Discovery of Oil;Early Antiquity;Geography;Independence;Later Antiquity (300 BCE–620 CE);Ottoman Turkey;People;The Pirate Coast;World History: Politics and Government;Geography and World Cultures: Culture

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The History of the United Arab Emirates

Author(s): Shoup, John;
Contributors: Shoup, John;
Abstract:

This volume explores the political, cultural, and economic history of the United Arab Emirates, from early antiquity to the present.

The United Arab Emirates is a relatively young country in the Middle East, made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain. How did these seven separate emirates come together to form the United Arab Emirates?

This volume explores the long, rich history of these seven emirates, focusing on political history but also highlighting culture, society, economy, and religion. Chronologically arranged chapters examine major eras and turning points in history, such as antiquity, the rise of Islam, British trade, and the discovery of black gold: oil.

Readers will learn how today, most of the UAE's citizens are foreigners from other countries, as well as how much of the country's economy and livelihood depend on oil. An appendix of Notable People in the History of the United Arab Emirates serves to identify key players in the region's history, and an annotated bibliographic essay provides readers with sources for further research. Ideal for students, this volume is an important addition to the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series.


  • Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of the United Arab Emirates, providing students with an at-a-glance overview of UAE's history
  • An appendix of Notable People in the History of the United Arab Emirates provides readers with brief biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country's history
  • Photos and maps provide additional context and support the text
  • An annotated bibliography provides readers with detailed information on further resources for their personal research

SortTitle: history of the united arab emirates
Keyword(s): British Trade with India; Discovery of Oil; Early Antiquity; Geography; Independence; Later Antiquity (300 BCE–620 CE); Ottoman Turkey; People; The Pirate Coast; World History: Politics and Government; Geography and World Cultures: Culture
Author Info:
John A. Shoupauthor

John Shoup, PhD, is professor of anthropology at Al Akhawayn University, in Ifrane, Morocco.

eISBN-13: 9781440870446
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440870439
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 20211130
Series: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations