In these 8000 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British government documents detailing the history and development of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times.
The set includes a map box containing 10 maps dated between 1826 and 1956 and a set of the genealogical tables of the ruling families of the seven Emirates.
The collection offers historical evidence for the political, economic and social evolution of the seven Emirates.
– internal and external frontier negotiations and questions of island sovereignty, constitutional and military developments;
– the Trucial States Council and the Trucial Oman Levies, municipal development, banking, medicine, air travel.
Such records complete the historical background to the extraordinary evolution of the Emirate, from desert subsistence economies to modern city states.