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Qatar : a Modern History.

Author: Allen J Fromherz
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2012.
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What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar's extremely rapid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Fromherz, Allen J.
Qatar : A Modern History.
Washington : Georgetown University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen J Fromherz
ISBN: 9781589019119 1589019113
OCLC Number: 782880193
Description: 1 online resource (381 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Al-Thani Rulers and Princes; Maps of the Persian Gulf and Qatar; 1 Qatar --
A New Model of Modernity?; 2 Qatar --
Geography of a Near Frontier; 3 The Origins of Qatar --
between 'Emergence' and 'Creation'; 4 Creating Social Realities --
Qatar and the British in the Twentieth Century; 5 Sheikh Khalifa and the Enigma of Independence; 6 Sheikh Hamad and the Future of Qatar; 7 Qatar's Political Economy --
A Classic Rentier State?; 8 The Emir and the Exercise of Authority in Qatar; 9 Conclusions --
Change or Continuity?; Timeline; Notes.

Abstract:

What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar's extremely rapid development?. In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen J. Fromherz presents a full portrait that analyzes Qatar's crucial role in the Middle East and its growing regional influenc.

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