Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 by Abdel Razzaq TakritiMonsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 by Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976

byAbdel Razzaq Takriti

Hardcover | October 23, 2013

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At a time when Arab revolutionary movements are once again dominating the headlines, Monsoon Revolution offers a fresh reading of the Arab revolutionary tradition, examining one of its foremost illustrations. The Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula - Britain's last classic colonial war in the region - and one of the highlights of the Cold War in the Middle East. Monsoon Revolution retrieves the political, social, andcultural history of that remarkable process. It analyses its causes, course, and outcomes, while uncovering the networks, ideologies, personalities, as well as the regional and global actors that sustained it. Relying upon a wide range of untapped Arab and British archival and oral sources, itrevises the modern political history of Oman by revealing the centrality of popular movements in shaping events and outcomes. Monsoon Revolution further examines colonial dynamics, narrating the ways through which Sultanic absolutism was constructed by Britain in order to suppress the persistentlocal revolutionary challenge. A series of landmark mysteries are also solved, including the details of the 1970 coup bringing the current ruler onto the throne. Contextualising Omani revolution and absolutism, Abdel Razzaq Takriti illustrates how the events that unfolded in Oman during the years 1965-1976 were embedded in broader Arab and international currents. The Sultanate's dependence on global networks of imperial and monarchical solidarity is examinedand the fundamental importance of these networks for its own survival is highlighted. On the other side, the ties that bound transnational anti-colonial movements and revolutionary networks are explored, and Dhufar is revealed to be an ideal vantage point from which to demonstrate the centrality ofSouth-South connections in modern Arab history.
Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti is a Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield. He holds a DPhil from St Antony's College, Oxford and was a Junior Research Fellow in Political History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
Title:Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:October 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199674434

ISBN - 13:9780199674435


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Imperial Sovereignty in Omani History2. Dhufari Politics, Society, and Economy3. A Struggle for Sovereignty4. Crisis at Home and Developments Abroad, 1966-19685. Relocating the Revolutionary Subject: From DLF to PFLOAG6. Last Stand of the Raj7. The Sultan is Deposed, Long Reign the Sultan!8. Constructing the Absolutist State9. Revolutionary Culture10. From Citizenship to Subjecthood: Episodes From 1971-76ConclusionAppendicesBibliographyIndex