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Arabian Boundaries New Documents 1961-1965

Arabian Boundaries New Documents 1961-1965
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  • Date Published: December 1997
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781840972375

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    • Date Published: December 1997
    • Format: Multiple copy pack
    • Isbn: 9781840972375
    • Length: 6500 pages
    • Dimensions: 443 x 404 x 273 mm
    • Weight: 16kg
    • Availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
    • Paper: Printed on acid free paper
    • Binding: Library bindings with gilt finish
    • Resume

      The Arabian Boundaries: New Documents series possesses a broader geographical scope than its forerunner, Arabian Boundaries: Primary Documents. It seeks to present the key documentation dealing with annual territorial developments not just within the Arabian Peninsula but other areas of the Middle East covered by existing Archive Editions publications dealing with border and territorial disputes, namely Palestine Boundaries 1883-1947 and The Iran–Iraq Border 1840–1958. Material within this new series will also serve to augment that included within the collection on the territorial affairs of Arabia, Arabian Boundary Disputes, which traces the evolution of the framework of Arabian state territory from its origins in international diplomacy to the present day.

    • Historical Overview

      An appreciation of Arabia's territorial history is essential for an understanding of contemporary political events in the region. Boundaries were originally defined by Britain to protect her interests in the area but it is the relatively new, independent states of the Gulf and the peninsula who have to live within this imposed territorial framework. This has not always been easy and boundary disputes remain a ready source of friction between many neighbouring states. Key documents have been identified which either specifically define the various boundaries concerned or throw direct light on their origin or evolution. Thus the records presented include treaties, letters, telegrams, memoranda and notes, the latter often being diplomatic summaries and assessments. The events described include negotiations, agreements, disputes, incursions and claims. This 6500 page work includes the territorial relations between Saudi Arabia and the Aden Protectorate; Imamate of Yemen and Transjordan; Iraq and Kuwait; Bahrain and Qatar; the Trucial Coast (UAE) and Oman. 

    • Documentary Importance

      These 10 volumes represent the core of the released material from British Government archives dated between 1960 and 1965. They form the sequel to the Archive Editions standard work Arabian Boundaries: Primary Documents 1853-1960 (30 volumes). The documents in the new volumes highlight crisis points, negotiations and resolutions in boundary affairs. The 1964 volumes bear testimony to the continuation of long-established disputes such as the Buraimi question, and the disputes between Bahrain and Qatar, Iraq and Kuwait, and Muscat and the Aden Protectorate. The correspondence of 1965 witnesses an important stage in the evolution of the contemporary political map of Arabia, including the Saudi–Jordanian border agreement, the Qatar–Saudi Arabia boundary agreement, and agreement to partition of the Neutral Zone by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. 

    • Arrangement of Volumes


      Volumes 1 & 2: 1961
      Political relations: Jordan–Saudi Arabia; Britain–Saudi Arabia
      Navigation in the Shatt al Arab waterway
      Boundary negotiations: Iraq–Kuwait; Kuwait–Saudi Arabia; Qatar–Saudi Arabia; Oman–Saudi Arabia
      Border issues: the Trucial States–Muscat
      The Arab League
      Petroleum resources: Qatar; Saudi Arabia; the Trucial States; Kuwait
      The Buraimi dispute
      Tribal affairs: Oman
      Territorial waters and seabed claims: Iran
      Volumes 3 & 4: 1962
      Foreign policy: Yemen; Kuwait; Iraq
      Political relations: Saudi Arabia–Jordan
      Dead Sea salt pans dispute
      Iraqi claims to Kuwait and Kuwaiti defence
      Saudi Arabia–Kuwait Neutral Zone
      Maritime boundaries: Bahrain–Qatar
      Boundary issues: Qatar–Trucial States; Qatar–Saudi Arabia
      Petroleum resources: Qatar; Trucial States; Saudi Arabia; Oman
      Buraimi and refugees
      Issues of island sovereignty: Iran
      Territorial waters and seabed claims: Trucial States
      Volumes 5 &6: 1963
      Border issues: Aden Protectorate–Yemen; Jordan–Israel; Saudi Arabia–Qatar; Saudi Arabia–Trucial States; Muscat–Aden
      Petroleum resources: Iran–Iraq; Kuwait; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Muscat–Abu Dhabi
      Iraqi relations with Kuwait
      Saudi Arabia–Kuwait and Neutral Zone
      Territorial waters and seabed claims: Saudi Arabia–Bahrain; Bahrain–Qatar
      Issues of island sovereignty: Lower Gulf islands; Kuria Muria islands
      Trucial States–inter-shaikhdom boundaries
      Buraimi and Anglo-Saudi relations
      Territorial waters and seabed claims: Kuwait–Iran; Trucial States; Iran
      Volumes 7 & 8: 1964
      Maritime boundaries: Bahrain–Qatar; Trucial States
      Issues of island sovereignty: Lower Gulf islands
      Boundary disputes: Iraq–Kuwait; Muscat–Aden Protectorate
      Territorial affairs: the Trucial shaikhdoms; Umm al Zamul–Buraimi
      Buraimi dispute and Anglo–Saudi relations
      Volumes 9 & 10: 1965
      Saudi–Jordanian Border Agreement (August 1965)
      Anglo-Iranian negotiations: median line delimitation for Gulf waters
      Territorial issues: Iraq–Kuwait; Iran–Iraq; Trucial shaikhdoms and Sultanate of Muscat and Oman; Muscat–Aden Protectorate
      Maritime disputes: Bahrain–Qatar
      Buraimi dispute
      Qatar–Saudi Arabia Boundary Agreement (December 1965)
      Saudi Arabia–Kuwait agreement to partition of Neutral Zone (July 1965)
      Petroleum resources: Trucial States

  • Editor

    R. Schofield

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