December 31st, 2014

Иван Дурак

Как вице-король Индии лорд Керзон третировал арапских шейхов в 1903 г.

On the 21 November 1903, George Curzon, the Viceroy of Britain’s Indian Empire, held an ostentatious ceremony aboard the Argonaut, while anchored of the coast of Sharjah in the Persian Gulf.
In attendance were all the rulers of the Trucial Coast (now the United Arab Emirates) along with other guests from the region.
The Durbar (Persian darbār 'court'), as such performances were known, was part of a tour of the Gulf that was conceived by Curzon as a way of shoring up the frontiers of the Indian Empire against the threat of the other European powers.
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