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The emergence of Qatar : the turbulent years, 1627-1916

Author: H Rahman
Publisher: London ; New York : K. Paul, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the destructions, conflicts, intrigues, conspiracies and strategic contests which were factors behind the emergence of Qatar as an independent political entity, casting new light on Qatar's little-known early history, against the background of the activities of the major foreign and regional powers in the region." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Rahman
ISBN: 071031213X 9780710312136
OCLC Number: 68940079
Description: xxx, 282 pages, [13] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of plates --
Glossary --
Abbreviations --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1. Historical and geo-political setting --
Qatar in ancient and medieval times --
Towns and topography in modern times --
The British survey of Qatar --
Shaikhs and tribes in Qatar --
Al-Thani family --
The major powers --
2. The shifting balance from Zubara to Al-Bida --
The foundation of Zubara --
The rise of Zubara --
Zubara's occupation of Bahrain --
Wahabi rule and the fall of Zubara --
The ascendancy of bin Jaber --
The flight of bin Jaber --
The emergency of al-Bida --
Conclusion --
3. The struggle for power in Bahrain and the fall of Bin Tarif --
External pressure of Bahrain --
Bahrain's interference in al-Huwailah --
Bin Tarif --
British action against al-Bida --
British contract with bin Tahni --
Bin Tarif in al-Bida --
The battle of Fuwairet --
Conclusion. 4. Bin Thani and the unification of Qatar --
Bin Thani's move to Al-Bida --
Wahabi plans to invade Bahrain --
Bin Thani's support for Faisal --
British intervention --
Faisal's withdrawal --
Collapse of the Peace Treaty --
The problem of Zakat --
Bahraini interference in Wakra --
Resumption of tribute payment --
Attack on Wakra and Doha --
The 1868 Treaty --
Unification of Qatar --
5. The Ottomans in al-Bida and the ascendancy of Shaikh Jasim --
Nejd expedition --
Landing at al-Bida --
Struggle for Zubara --
Emergence of Shaikh Jasim --
Administrative reforms --
Battle of Wajbah --
British involvement --
Conclusion --
6. The 1895 Zubara tragedy and the aftermath --
Gathering storm --
Pelly's Zubara proceedings --
Ottoman intervention --
Bombardment of Zubara --
Post aggression settlement --
The minor uprising --
Conclusion --
7. Struggle for British protection --
The question of protection --
Mudirs for Zubara, Wakra and Khor al-Odaid --
Curzon's historic visit --
Pearls and the Qatar Treaty --
Perideaux's mission and internal issues of Qatar --
Conclusion. 8. The last phase of Shaikh Jasim's rulership and the Zakhnuniyah crisis --
The governorship of Shaikh Abdullah --
Shaikh Jasim's Saudi mediation --
Economic conditions --
Anglo-Ottoman row over Wakra --
Arms trade --
Ottoman occupation of Zakhnuniyah --
Evacuation of Zakhnuniyah and the question of the Qatar Treaty --
Conclusion --
9. The Baghdad Railway and the status of Qatar --
Britain and the railway --
Qatar in the Anglo-Ottoman negotiations --
The Convention of 1913 and the autonomy of Qatar --
Post convention Qatar --
The war time situation --
Ottoman evacuation of al-Bida --
The Treaty negotiations --
The Treaty of 1916 --
Conclusion --
10. Summary and concluding remarks.
Responsibility: H. Rahman.

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