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Britain and the World

Britain in the Islamic World

Imperial and Post-Imperial Connections

Editors: Olmstead, Justin Quinn (Ed.)

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  • Explores the role of Britain and the British people in the Islamic world, particularly focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Considers how events in the Middle East influenced British decisions within the empire
  • Chapters cover a range of topics, including early perceptions of Islam, the role of trade, British-Ottoman relations, colonial control and the lasting impact of British imperial rule
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About this book

This collection examines the role of Britain in the Islamic world. It offers insight into the social, political, diplomatic, and military issues that arose over the centuries of British involvement in the region, particularly focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. British involvement can be separated into three phases: Discovery, Colonization and Decolonization, and Post-Empire. Decisions made by individual traders and high governmental officials are examined to understand how Great Britain impacted the Islamic world through these periods and, conversely, how events in the Islamic world influenced British decisions within the empire, in protection of the empire, and in the wake of the empire. The essays consider early perceptions of Islam, the role of trade, British-Ottoman relations, and colonial rule and control through religion. They explore British influence in a number of countries, including Somalia, Egypt, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, the Gulf States, India, and beyond. The final part of the book addresses the lasting impact of British imperial rule in the Islamic world.

About the authors

Justin Quinn Olmstead is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA. His previous publications include Reconsidering Peace and Patriotism during the First World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and The United States’ Entry into the First World War: The Role of British and German Diplomacy (2018).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A History of Violence? Islam, English Orientalism, and the Bombay Riot of 1851

    Pages 3-26

    Magnusson, Andrew D.

  • Instruments of Acquisition and Reflections of Desire: English Nautical Charts and Islamic Shores, 1650–1700

    Pages 27-55

    Maeer, Alistair

  • ‘Far from the Orthodox Road’: Conceptualizing the Shiʿa in the Nineteenth-Century Official Mind

    Pages 57-85

    Meleady, Conor

  • Allies and Adversaries: Anglo-Ottoman Boundary Negotiation in the Middle East, 1906–1914

    Pages 89-105

    Tallon, James

  • ‘A Test of Support’: British Policy Towards the Ottoman Empire, 1913–1914

    Pages 107-123

    Olmstead, Justin Quinn

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24508-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain in the Islamic World
Book Subtitle
Imperial and Post-Imperial Connections
Editors
  • Justin Quinn Olmstead
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24509-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24509-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24508-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 254
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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