ISBN : 9780198783176
The Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula, Britain's last classic colonial war in the region, and one of the highlights of the Cold War in the Middle East. Monsoon Revolution retrieves the political, social, and cultural history of that remarkable process. Relying upon a wide range of untapped Arab and British archival and oral sources, it revises the modern political history of Oman by revealing the centrality of popular movements in shaping events and outcomes. The ties that bound transnational anti-colonial networks are explored, and Dhufar is revealed to be an ideal vantage point from which to demonstrate the centrality of South-South connections in modern Arab history.
1 Imperial Sovereignty in Omani History
2 Dhufari Politics, Society, and Economy
3 A Struggle for Sovereignty
4 Crises and Constellational Shifts, 1966-1968
5 Relocating the Revolutionary Subject: From DLF to PFLOAG
6 Last Stand of the Raj
7 The Sultan is Deposed, Long Reign the Sultan!
8 Constructing the Absolutist State
9 Revolutionary Culture
10 From Citizenship to Subjecthood: Episodes From 1971-1976