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By Calvin H. Allen Jr

Until the Nineteen Seventies Oman used to be an remoted, nearly medieval state, almost unknown to the surface global. The 1970 palace coup that introduced Sultan Qaboos b. Sa’id Al-Sa’id to energy additionally introduced Oman into the 20 th century. improvement programmes made modernization a quick procedure, and Oman’s situation on the front to the Straits of Hormuz gave the rustic an expanding significance to US safeguard pursuits within the Gulf zone. but regardless of modernization, Oman continues to be an unknown land. This e-book, first released in 1987, dispels the various secret by way of concentrating on the land, the folks and the heritage. It explores the impacts on occasions of exchange, international involvement in Omani affairs, and Ibadism (the crucial sect of Islam in Oman). It additionally emphasizes the function of the Sultan in modern Oman. The architect of Oman’s ‘new age’, Qaboos has overseen major adjustments within the country’s political process and swift financial progress financed by means of oil exports.

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