Sultanate of Muscat

The Sultanate of Muscat was a maritime empire during the 18th century, which in 1820 unified with the Imamate of Oman to form the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman.[1]

Sultanate of Muscat

سلطنة مسقط
1650–1820
Flag of Sultanate of Muscat
CapitalMuscat
Common languagesYemeni Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish
Religion
Ibadi Islam
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
History 
• Established
1650
• Afsharid conquest of Muscat by Nader Shah
1743
• Assassination of Nader Shah; Muscat regains independence
June 1747
• unity with Imamate of Oman
1820
• Disestablished
1820
Succeeded by
Sultanate of Muscat and Oman
Sultanate of Zanzibar

Nader Shah's conquest of MuscatEdit

In 1743, Nader Shah took Muscat.[2] When Nader Shah was assassinated in 1747 his empire disintegrated, and so the Sultanate of Oman regained independence from the Afsharid dynasty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eccles, Captain G. J. (1927). "The Sultanate of Muscat and 'Oman − With a description of a journey into the interior undertaken in 1925". Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society. 14 (1). pp. 19–42. doi:10.1080/03068372708724956.
  2. ^ Axworthy 2006, p. 263.

SourcesEdit

  • Axworthy, Michael (2006). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-0857721938.