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State of Qatar, A Modern History

Book reviews:

“Fills a gap in the academic literature as it provides an up-to-date account of the making of Qatar, while also underlining the continuities and changes in the country’s power structure configuration.”—Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs

“A welcome and foundational contribution to our understanding of Qatar’s modern history, our understanding of the contours of khaleeji authoritarianism, and our apprehension of the role that tribes and tribalism play in the political arena of contemporary Qatar. The book’s accessibility and clarity are a welcome bonus.”—International Journal of Middle East Studies

“The book offers a rich collection of data on a country that is still little known but which has carved out a central role in the contemporary Arab world for itself.”—Oasis International Foundation

“Allen Fromherz has written an excellent book on Qatar based on a thorough knowledge of historical sources, and enriched by his own experience in the country. This book will be essential reading to anyone interested in Qatar and useful to anyone interested more broadly in the dynamics of the Arab Gulf states.”—Jill Crystal, professor of political science, Auburn University, and author of Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants of Kuwait and Qatar

Qatar: A Modern History fills a major gap as it provides for the first time the necessary historical basis for understanding this Gulf state in all of its contradictions and importance.”—G. R. Garthwaite, Jane & Raphael Bernstein Professor Emeritus in Asian Studies and professor emeritus of history, Dartmouth College

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