Kuwait by the First Photographers. WILLIAM AND GILLIAN GRANT FACEY.

Kuwait by the First Photographers.

London. I.B.Tauris. 1999. Stock ID #53789

Many stricking black and white photographic plates, 128pp, bibliography, index, hardback with dustjacket. Oblong quarto. This book "documents the period between 1900 and 1950, which saw Kuwait's emergence from a vunerable shaikhdom negotiating a precarious independece amongst neighbouring powers - the British in India and the Gulf, the Ottoman Turks in Mesopotamia, and the central Arabian chieftaincies of Ha'il and Riyadh - to a nation state with the highest per capita income in the world. It is an outstanding visual record of a crucial time before the centuries-old way of life, centering on pearling, fishing, boat-building and trade by land and sea, was swept away." Publisher's Description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 53789).

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