Band 47: Al-Sūr al-Muḥīṭ

Artikel-Nr.: ISBN 978-3-86893-455-7

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125 Seiten, EBOOK
15,5 cm x 22,5 cm, 2023


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This study presents recent findings on the famous city wall of Bahla in Central Oman. A previously unstudied register, housed under the title Al-Sūr al-Muḥīṭ (“The Encircling Wall”) in the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in Muscat, provides unique insight into the management and maintenance of the wall during the years 1967–1977, right on the eve of the rapid and pervasive process of state modernisation initiated under Sultan Qaboos. 


The Authors

Johann Buessow is a historian of the modern Middle East. Since 2018, he has been Professor of Islamic Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Michaela Hoffmann-Ruf has received her PhD degree from the University of Tübingen with a study of tribal politics in Central Oman during the 19th century. Currently, she conducts a research project dedicated to the political and economic transformations in the Indian Ocean World during the 19th century as reflected in a letter archive of the ʿAbriyin of al-Hamraʾ (Oman).

Nasser Al-Saqri is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. From September 2021 to June 2022, he was an Assistant Professor at the UNESCO Chair on Aflaj Studies and Archaeohydrology at the University of Nizwa. His specialises on the social history of Oman and the country’s Aflaj systems.

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