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The Origins of the United Arab Emirates: A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

The Origins of the United Arab Emirates: A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

By Rosemarie Said Zahlan

St. Martin's, 1979, 278 pp.

A solid work of scholarship on the seven Trucial States which became the UAE of today. It covers the period between the two world wars when effective power was in British hands. There is much detail, the result of thorough research in the British records.