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Author Fromherz, Allen James, author
Title Qatar : a modern history / Allen J. Fromherz
Imprint Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2017
©2012
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  DS247.Q35 F76 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020536850
Edition Updated edition
Descript xi, 204 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-197) and index
"First published by I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd in the United Kingdom, 2012"--Title page verso
Al-Thani rulers and princes -- Maps of the Persian Gulf and Qatar -- Qatar : a new model of modernity? -- Qatar : geography of a near frontier -- The origins of Qatar : between 'emergence' and 'creation' -- Creating social realities : Qatar and the British in the twentieth century -- Sheikh Khalifa and the enigma of independence -- Sheikh Hamad and the future of Qatar -- Qatar's political economy : a classic rentier state? -- The emir and the exercise of authority in Qatar -- Conclusions : change or continuity?
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 the history of modern Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar's economy, which was once based on pearling and fishing, become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita gross domestic products in the world? Qatar plays a crucial part in the Middle East today. With the second greatest natural gas resources in the region, Qatar's economic clout is considerable. Allen Fromherz presents a rich and full portrait that analyses Qatar's growing regional influence within a broader historical context. Drawing on original sources in Arabic, English and French, as well as his own research in the Middle East, Fromherz offers a multi-faceted picture of the political, cultural, religious, social and economic make-up of modern Qatar and its significance within the GCC states and the wider region. This paperback edition has been updated to include discussion of the royal succession from father Hamad bin Khalifa to son Tamim, new developments in Qatar's foreign policy related to turmoil in the Middle East, and a brief update about preparations for the controversial 2022 World Cup
Subject Khalīfah ibn Ḥamad Āl Thānī, Amir of Qatar, 1932-2016
Ḥamad ibn Khalīfah Āl Thāni, Amir of Qatar, 1952-
Petroleum industry and trade -- Qatar
Gas industry -- Qatar
Qatar -- History
Qatar -- Economic conditions
Qatar -- Politics and government
Qatar -- Foreign relations -- Middle East
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Qatar
Qatar -- Strategic aspects
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