The Western Indian Ocean was long one of the world’s most important trade zones, controlled by Arab and Indian merchants. But in the 19th century, the British-French rivalry spilled over into the Indian Ocean, and pirates looted, adventurers sought their fortunes, and Italian spies and American whalers got in on the action. Meanwhile, the Omanis consolidated their empire, and Sa’id bin Sultan Al Bu Sa'id moved the imperial capital to Zanzibar and manipulated the British-French rivalry to his advantage, with the slave trade playing a critical role.

Nicolini, B., Makran, Oman and Zanzibar. Three-Terminal Cultural Corridor in the western Indian Ocean (1799-1856), Brill, Leiden 2004:<<ISLAM IN AFRICA>>, 180 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/26508]

Makran, Oman and Zanzibar. Three-Terminal Cultural Corridor in the western Indian Ocean (1799-1856)

Nicolini, Beatrice
2004

Abstract

The Western Indian Ocean was long one of the world’s most important trade zones, controlled by Arab and Indian merchants. But in the 19th century, the British-French rivalry spilled over into the Indian Ocean, and pirates looted, adventurers sought their fortunes, and Italian spies and American whalers got in on the action. Meanwhile, the Omanis consolidated their empire, and Sa’id bin Sultan Al Bu Sa'id moved the imperial capital to Zanzibar and manipulated the British-French rivalry to his advantage, with the slave trade playing a critical role.
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Winner of £500 Society for Arabian Studies, London, UK Grant in 2003. Winner of $1000 Grant by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Sultanate of Oman. Reviewed by: P. Risso, “International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies”, No.37, 2005, pp. 636-637; J. Brennan, “Tanzanian Affairs”, 2005; “Oriente Moderno”, 1, 2005; B. Bernardi, “Africa”, Anno LXI, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 138-158; P. Nugent, “Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature”, Vol. 90, Issue I, Dec. 2006, pp. 160-61.
Nicolini, B., Makran, Oman and Zanzibar. Three-Terminal Cultural Corridor in the western Indian Ocean (1799-1856), Brill, Leiden 2004:<<ISLAM IN AFRICA>>, 180 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/26508]
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