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Mubarak Al-Sabah : the foundation of Kuwait

Al-Sabah, S. M.2014
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Exploration of the life, personality, and politics of the man who ruled Kuwait from 1896 to 1915, especially in areas of the construction of the state and its political boundaries and international relations. Amidst political upheaval and the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the State of Kuwait emerged as an independent country under British protection in 1899, with Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah widely accredited as the instrument of its foundation. But the path to power for Mubarak was not a simple or smooth one. The author here presents an original perspective on the difficulties and controversies surrounding Mubarak's ascension. With unparalleled insights and access to original sources she reveals the life, personality and politics of a man who, determined to secure a distinctive Kuwaiti state, helped to shape the modern Middle East.
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Mubarak Al-Sabah : the foundation of Kuwait / by Souad M. Al-Sabah ; translated by Laila Asser ; edited by John King.
Al-Sabah, S. M., authorAsser, Laila, translatorKing, John, editor
London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
xvii, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Translated from the Arabic.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781780764542 (hbk)
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