The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years, 1627-1916
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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Historical and GeoPolitical Setting
The Struggle for Power in Bahrain and the Fall
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