Mubarak Al-Sabah: Founder of Modern Kuwait, 1896-1915

Mubarak Al Sabah Founder of Modern Kuwait In the is political life of Mubarak Al Sabah ruler of Kuwait from to B J Slot examines his career in unsurpassed detail analysing its significance and presenting a balanced assessment of

  • Title: Mubarak Al-Sabah: Founder of Modern Kuwait, 1896-1915
  • Author: ب.ج. سلوت B.J. Slot William Facey
  • ISBN: 9780954479244
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the is political life of Mubarak Al Sabah, ruler of Kuwait from 1896 to 1915, B J Slot examines his career in unsurpassed detail, analysing its significance and presenting a balanced assessment of the man and his achievement In doing so, he draws on a much wider range of sources than any previous biography Mubarak Al Sabah took control of his tiny state in 1896, justIn the is political life of Mubarak Al Sabah, ruler of Kuwait from 1896 to 1915, B J Slot examines his career in unsurpassed detail, analysing its significance and presenting a balanced assessment of the man and his achievement In doing so, he draws on a much wider range of sources than any previous biography Mubarak Al Sabah took control of his tiny state in 1896, just as the Ottoman Empire seemed on the point of swallowing it up He then played for time, kindling a hesitant British interest in Kuwait by deftly exploiting the rivalry among European powers interested in Kuwait s strategic possibilities as the terminus of a railway conceived as the vital link in rapid communication between Europe and India By the Agreement of 1899, concluded secretly, Mubarak contrived to make Kuwait a British protectorate, but in the vaguest and most deniable way The Agreement s very secrecy afforded him wide freedom of action, especially in tribal conflicts in the Arabian hinterland He could be confident that well timed overtures to Turks, Russians, Germans, French or even Persians would serve to keep Britain engaged in Kuwait s protecion Only with the outbreak of the First World War did Britain dare publicly to declare Kuwait a protectorate, by which time its autonomy had become an accepted fact Mubarak s reign was thus pivotal in establishing Kuwait as a separate and sovereign entity under international law.

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