|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern World|
|Numero di pagine||2|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2008|
During the period that saw the rise of European powers in the Indian Ocean, according to available historiography, deep modifications processes occurred from which new actors emerged along the Asian, Arabian and African regions. Against this backdrop, the gradual emergence of new Omani dynasties resulted from the polarization that followed the struggle against the Portuguese presence in the Gulf and in the Indian Ocean. This gave rise to gradual and discontinuous practices of unification among the Omani groups, traditionally divided and in conflict with each other, which came to the fore in the progressive affirmation of what we could define as the international power of the Omani Arabs in the Gulf and along the east coast of Africa.