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Kuwait in the Middle East before oil : A history of overland trade to and from Kuwait

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Invitation lecture 12/04/2017Even before the oil transformation and long before the revival of Silk Road trade route in Subbiya, Kuwait has played a crucial part in regional integration. Not only was its harbour an important trading centre for the whole Indian Ocean and the Gulf, but its market was also a key-node for the land trade that extended up to Syria and the Mediterranean. The lecture will investigate the economic position of Kuwait in the Middle East before oil. By so doing, it will emphasize the link between the trade and foreign policy of Kuwait from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.