The Arab Presence on the Iranian Coast of the Persian Gulf

  • Shahnaz Razieh Nadjmabadi


The close relationship between the Iranian and Arab populations in coastal areas of the Persian Gulf is not a recent development or a consequence of the economic boom due to oil production in the Arab countries. Rather, it is the result of a long and partly conflict-laden history. To illustrate the forms of exchange relations between these populations, it is necessary to explore the background of the current interconnections and conditions that preceded them. This will be achieved by an analysis of the local history, as far as written sources are available and the historical memory of the population can be interrogated. History here means, in particular, settlement history: the coexistence of Iranian and Arab settlements in the Iranian coastal region, their entwinement, and their relationship with the Arab world.


Eighteenth Century Arab Country Settlement History Arab Population Iranian Government 
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