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Qatar
David Chaddock (Editor)
1905299052
March 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the past few years, the tiny Gulf state of Qatar has emerged as one of the richest economies in the world. This book is the definitive illustrated reference on the country, covering all aspects of life on the peninsula, from the history and culture to the burgeoning economy, and the country's future prospects.


Qatar
Terri Willis
0516242547
September 2004
Library Binding
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Qatar
Lisa McCoy
1590845234
October 2002
Hardcover
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Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar, Vol. 24
Jill Crystal
0521466350
January 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Review
'... a welcome addition to the literature and should be read by any student of the Gulf oil states.' Charles Gurdon, Business History
'This book is vital for an understanding of Kuwait's political economy - or economic politics.' Theodore Draper, New York Review of Books
'This book should appeal to several kinds of audiences: regionalists interested in the Middle East and Persian Gulf States; international relations specialists who want to know more about this strategic area and would like some solid local history upon which to anchor their postwar analyses; and theorists of state development ... ' Gregory Nowell, American Political Science Review

Review
"...her careful, scholarly study is a reminder that it can be risky to put too much stock in the status quo...." Philadelphia...


Oil and Politics in the Gulf : Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar (Cambridge Middle East Library)
Jill Crystal, et al
0521366399


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Review
'... a welcome addition to the literature and should be read by any student of the Gulf oil states.' Charles Gurdon, Business History
'This book is vital for an understanding of Kuwait's political economy - or economic politics.' Theodore Draper, New York Review of Books
'This book should appeal to several kinds of audiences: regionalists interested in the Middle East and Persian Gulf States; international relations specialists who want to know more about this strategic area and would like some solid local history upon which to anchor their postwar analyses; and theorists of state development ... ' Gregory Nowell, American Political Science Review

Review
"...her careful, scholarly study is a reminder that it can be risky to put too much stock in the status quo...." Philadelphia...


A Line in the Sea: The Qatar Versus Bahrain Border Dispute in the World Court
Jawad Salim Al-Arayed
1556434642
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The border dispute between Qatar and Bahrain simmered for more than 50 years before it was adjudicated by the International Court of Justice - a process that itself took ten years. This authoritative book documents the controversy in the context of its imperial roots, the countries' ruling families, the discovery of oil, and the political destinies of the emerging Gulf states. This color-illustrated historical account includes the forensic evidence that identified key forgeries in the case.


The Emergence of Qatar
Kegan Paul International
071031213X
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
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.

About the Author
Dr. Habibur Rahman, of the Historical Documents and Research Division, National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage, Government of Qatar, is an expert on Qatar and the Gulf, and the author of two acclaimed histories of the region.


Revolt on the Tigris: The al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq
Mark Etherington
0801444519
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In October of 2003, fresh from a Cambridge degree in international relations, ex-paratrooper and conflict management expert Etherington—who served with the European Community Monitor Force in the former Yugoslavia—was charged by the Coalition Provisional Authority with the nearly impossible task of governing the Wasit province in southern Iraq. Etherington's literate, stoic and dryly humorous prose echoes his self-acknowledged "English sense of reserve" and his low-key management style, and is in sharply ironic contrast to the chaos, mismanagement and physical danger he finds in postinvasion Iraq. His climactic account of the uprising that occurred under the leadership of Moqtada al-Sadr is a tour-de-force of war reporting; at times a comedy of errors and, at others, a terrifying...


The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.(Review) (book reviews) : An article from: Canadian Journal of History [HTML]
Virginia H. Aksan
B00098ZG6G
December 1, 1998
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Canadian Journal of History, published by University of Saskatchewan on December 1, 1998. The length of the article is 891 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.(Review) (book reviews)
Author: Virginia H. Aksan
Publication: Canadian Journal of History (Refereed)
Date: December 1, 1998
Publisher: University of Saskatchewan
Volume: 33 Issue: 3 Page: 492Article Type: Book ReviewDistributed by Thomson Gale

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Pre-Islamic Archaeology of Kuwait, Northeastern Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman
E. Haerinck
9068318659
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Guardians of the Gulf: A History of America's Expanding Role in the Persion Gulf, 1883-1992
Michal A. Palmer
0684871068
May 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an enlightening analysis, Palmer maintains that the Gulf war must be accounted a great victory: "Routing such a large army while taking so few friendly casualties was an incredible achievement." It accomplished the limited goals set by the Bush administration, but also reflected Washington's traditional reluctance to risk deeper political and military involvement in the region. Palmer, who teaches history at East Carolina University, argues convincingly that Operation Desert Storm was the culmination of a process that began when the British made themselves protectors of the Persian Gulf two centuries ago. Describing how WW II highlighted the growing importance of petroleum to the West and exposed Britain's strategic weakness, he explains how the United States replaced that nation commercially, economically and...


Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE: Challenges of Security
Anthony H. Cordesman
0813332400
January 1997
Paperback
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The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar
Frederick Fallowfield Anscombe
0231108397
November 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Middle East Quarterly
The nineteenth-centuy Persian Gulf has been much studied but, Anscombe stresses, always relying primarily on the British archives and therefore seen predominantly from the British point of view. He instead bases his work on the Ottoman documents and sees the Gulf from the perspective of Instanbul. . . . Excellent.

L. Carl Brown author of Imperial Legacy: The Ottoman Imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East
Too much modern Arab history has been written as if the Ottoman Empire had virtually no standing in the unfolding events. Anscombe corrects and enriches the record by uncovering and interpreting the significant Ottoman input without, however, slighting the Wahhibi-Saudi and British-Western sources and interpretations. All are deftly balanced in this fine study. ...


Britain's Revival and Fall in the Gulf: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, 1950-71
Simon C. C. Smith
0415331927
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Britain's relationship with Gulf region remains one of the few unexplored episodes in the study of British decolonization. The decision, announced in 1968, to leave the Gulf within three years represented an explicit recognition by Britain that its 'East of Suez' role was at an end. In this book, Simon Smith analyzes the decision-making process which underpinned this reversal is clearly vital in achieving an understanding of British decline, both psychological and material. Additionally, this book presents an examination of the interaction between British decision-making on the one hand, and local responses and initiatives on the other, in shaping the modern Gulf. Using sources previously unavailable to the studies on the modern Gulf and of interest to both academic and general readers.


Records of Qatar: Primary Documents, 1961-1965
A. L. Burdett (Editor)
1852077808
December 1997
Library Binding
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The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman
Rosemarie Said Zahlan
0044454309


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Children's Encyclopedia of Arabia
Mary Beardwood
190098833X
March 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Children's Encyclopaedia of Arabia brings together a wealth of knowledge for younger readers to share with a parent or to peruse on their own. Deft organization, skillful selection, and vivid illustrations, under the editorial direction of an encyclopedist whose professional life has been devoted to teaching the young, this work is an irreplaceable asset for the informative delight of the young, such as casts light on many of their questions about Arabia. • Who was Sinbad the Sailor?
• What lives in the largest sand desert in the world?
• How did the oil under Arabia come to be there?
• What brings eight million pilgrims to Makkah every year?
• Which architectural structure breaks all world records?
• How long can a camel live without water?

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