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Near & Middle East Titles:
Records of the Emirates 1961–1965
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ISBN: (13) 978-1-85207-765-5
Extent: 5 volumes, 3,000 pages

Editor: A. Burdett
ISBN: (10) 1-85207-765-4
Published: 1997
Paper: Printed on acid free paper
Binding: Library binding with gilt finish. Front cover carries the Emirati crest.
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In these 3000 pages Archive Editions presents a comprehensive collection of facsimile original British Government documents detailing the history of the Emirates between 1961 and 1965.
The intention of this collection was to compile all the pages relating to the history and development of the Emirates for this period, therefore the key events are covered in greater detail than in the 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.
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Historical Overview

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Documentary Importance

Understanding the Series
The three Records of the Emirates titles combine to create a large collection which provides facsimile copies of the key documents reflecting the developments of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times. The collections offer historical evidence for the political, economic and social evolution of the seven Emirates. Up to 1947 material is drawn extensively from the India Office Collection of the British Library.
 After 1947 archival material on the Emirates is drawn largely from the Public Records Office in London, in particular its Embassy and Consular archives and its Foreign Office archives. These documents continue the economic story through oil concession negotiations; prospecting rights and surveys and the first oil strike in Abu Dhabi in 1958. They include internal and external frontier negotiations and questions of island sovereignty, constitutional and military developments; the Trucial States Council and the Trucial Oman Levies, municipal development, banking, medicine, and air travel all up to 1965. In the years up to 1966–1971 the new subject of the unification of the Emirates arises and the process is covered in detail.

Such records complete the historical background to the extraordinary evolution of the Emirates, from desert subsistence economies to modern city states.
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Arrangement of volumes

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Contents Outline

Highlights from the contents




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Key documents

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Editor's Introduction

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