Saltanat ‘Uman (Sultanate of Oman)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Oman was dominated by Portugal from 1507–1649. The Al-Busaid family assumed power in 1744 and have ruled to the present day. The Sultanate of Oman was known as the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman until 1970.


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Further Reading

  1. Carter, J. R. L., Tribes of Oman. London, 1981Google Scholar
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  7. Pridham, B. R., (ed.) Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments. London, 1987Google Scholar
  8. Shannon, M. O., Oman and South-Eastern Arabia: A Bibliographic Survey. Boston, 1978Google Scholar
  9. Skeet, I., Muscat and Oman: The End of an Era. London, 1974.Google Scholar
  10. Oman: Politics and Development. London, 1992CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Thesiger, W., Arabian Sands. London, 1959Google Scholar
  12. Wikan, U., Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1982Google Scholar
  13. Wilkinson, J. C., The Imamate Tradition of Oman. CUP, 1987Google Scholar
  14. National statistical office: Directorate General of National Statistics, POB 881, Muscat 113.Google Scholar

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