The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916

The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916

The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916

The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916

Synopsis

Con claridad meridiana adquirida gracias a su experiencia como consejera certificada en comportamiento, la autora de mas venta Deborah Smith Pegues te ensena como puedes: Cambiar tu comportamiento autodestructivo Evaluar tus expectativas Fortalecer tu sistema de apoyo y 25 mas Combina historias cortas, anecdotas, preguntas profundas y afirmaciones basadas en la Biblia para proporcionar caminos practicos para que en solo treinta dias tengas menos estres y disfrutes mas de la vida. With insight gleaned from her experience as a behavioral consultant, best-selling author Deborah Smith Pegues devotes stress-free chapters to helping you learn how to: Change Self-Sabotaging Behaviors Evaluate Your Expectations Solidify Your Support System And 25 more This book is full of inspiring advice and biblical principles that will help you learn in only thirty days how to maintain your peace amid life's pressures.

Excerpt

The history of Qatar from the Portuguese bombardment of 1627 to the conclusion of the Treaty of 1916 is a hitherto untold story of destructions, wars, battles, conflicts, intrigues, conspiracy and strategic contests originating in the ashes of the north-west coast of the peninsula and brought to a conclusion at al-Bida (later Doha). On 3 November 1916, the peninsula of Qatar became a sovereign and independent state, the foundation for which was laid by Shaikh Mohammad bin Thani in the early 1850s. The peninsula had emerged as a distinct political entity as a result of the Anglo-Qatari Treaty of 1868, but it was the Anglo-Ottoman convention of 1913, reflecting the two powers’ strategic interests in the Gulf in general and Qatar in particular, which defined the status of Qatar for the first time, after many years of obscurity over the issue. Despite its unique geographical location and the Gulf pearl belt off its shores, Qatar was the last of the Arabian Gulf littoral countries to emerge as an independent political entity.

Four main factors were responsible for the comparatively late emergence of Qatar: the absence of a strong and unified national leadership until the rise of the al-Thani; the collapse of the 1868 Treaty owing to the Ottoman occupation of al-Bida; the prolonged Ottoman occupation in the face of growing discontent among the Qataris and the challenge posed by Imperial Britain; and finally and most importantly, the indecision of the British Gulf policy makers and their diametrically opposed views on Qatar until the opening of the formal Anglo-Qatari negotiations in Doha, which resulted in the emergence of an independent Qatar under British limited protection.

No book has yet examined the years of frustration and upheaval that led to the emergence of Qatar. The present work . . .

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