The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years, 1627-1916

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Routledge, 2005 - Social Science - 282 pages
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Rahman examines the wars, conflicts, intrigues, conspiracies, and strategic contests that were factors behind the comparatively late emergence of Qatar as an independent political entity. This is a significant contribution to the historical record and an important new resource for scholars and historians interested in the history of Qatar and the Gulf in general.
  

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Contents

1 Historical and GeoPolitical Setting
1
2 The Shifting Balance from Zubara to AlBida
15
3 The Struggle for Power in Bahrain and the Fall of Bin Tarif
39
4 Bin Thani and the Unification of Qatar
61
5 The Ottomans in alBida and the Ascendancy of Shaikh Jasim
93
6 The 1895 Zubara Tragedy and the Aftermath
125
7 Struggle for British Protection
151
8 The Last Phase of Shaikh Jasims Rulership and the Zakhnuniyah Crisis
177
Appendix IV Shaikh Jasims Statement on Battle of Wajbah
248
Appendix V Commander Pellys Naval action at Zubara
253
Appendix VI Ottoman Intrigues against Shaikh Jasim
256
Appendix VII Shaikh Jasims Message for British Protection of Ibn Saud
257
Appendix VIII The Ottoman Evacuation of alBida Fort
260
Appendix IX Treaty between the British Government and Shaikh Abdullah bin Jasim bin Thani Shaikh of Qatar dated the 3rd November 1916
262
Appendix X Table of the Ruling AlThani Family of Qatar
265
Appendix XI British Political Residents in the Persian Gulf 17631917
267

9 The Baghdad Railway and the Status of Qatar
201
10 Summary and Concluding Remarks
235
Appendix I Report on the Battle of Fuwairet 1847
241
Appendix II Col Pellys findings on Zakat paid by the Chiefs of Qatar and Bahrain to the Wahabi Amir
242
Appendix III Shaikh Mohammad bin Thanis acceptance of the Ottoman Flag
247
Appendix XII British Political Agents in Bahrain 19001918
269
Bibliography
271
Index
277
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