The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf

Author(s): 
Onley, James
ISBN: 
9780199228102
Date published: 
September 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj tells the story behind one of the British Indian Empire's most forbidding frontiers: Eastern Arabia. Taking the shaikhdom of Bahrain as a case study, James Onley reveals how heavily Britain's informal empire in the Gulf, and other regions surrounding British India, depended upon the assistance and support of local elites.