Best Qatar History Books

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1. Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power

Author: by Bradley Hope
Hachette Books
368 pages

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From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters comes a revelatory look at the inner workings of the world’s most powerful royal family, and how the struggle for succession produced Saudi Arabia’s charismatic but ruthless Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS.

35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman’s sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere.

He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia’s restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company.

The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding 300 people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world’s most expensive yachts.

2. Masters of the Pearl: A History of Qatar

Author: by Michael Quentin Morton
Reaktion Books
256 pages

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Qatar is a country of spectacular contrasts: from pearl fishing, its main industry until the 1930s, to gas and oil, which generate immense wealth today; to famously being at the center of both triumph and controversy in recent years for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Almost a lifetime since he grew up in Qatar, Michael Quentin Morton writes about the country’s colorful past and its astonishing present. The book is filled with stories about the people of this land: the tribes and the travelers, the seafarers and slavesas much a part of Qatar’s history as its rulers and their wealth.

The opaque Arabian world guards its secrets well, but Masters of the Pearl penetrates the veil to shed light on a country that until now has defied explanation.

3. The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Author: by Michael Herb
Cornell University Press
258 pages

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The contrast between Kuwait and the UAE today illustrates the vastly different possible futures facing the smaller states of the Gulf. Dubai’s rulers dream of creating a truly global business center, a megalopolis of many millions attracting immigrants in great waves from near and far.

Kuwait, meanwhile, has the most spirited and influential parliament in any of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies. In The Wages of Oil, Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies. The Gulf has seen enormous changes in recent years, and more are to come.

Herb explains the nature of the changes we are likely to see in the future. He starts by asking why Kuwait is far ahead of all other Gulf monarchies in terms of political liberalization, but behind all of them in its efforts to diversify its economy away from oil.

He compares Kuwait with the United Arab Emirates, which lacks Kuwait’s parliament but has moved ambitiously to diversify. This data-rich book reflects the importance of both politics and economic development issues for decision-makers in the Gulf. Herb develops a political economy of the Gulf that ties together a variety of issues usually treated separately: Kuwait’s National Assembly, Dubai’s real estate boom, the paucity of citizen labor in the private sector, class divisions among citizens, the caste divide between citizens and noncitizens, and the politics of land.

4. Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers: The Rise of the Arab Gulf

Author: by Rory Miller
Yale University Press
368 pages

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A lively analysis of the Arab Gulf states’ stunning rise to global power over the last half-century and of the daunting challenges they confront today Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairsthe result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas.

In this book, Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future.

The Arab Gulf region has become an EastWest hub for travel, tourism, sport, culture, trade, and finance. But can the autocratic regimes maintain stability at home and influence abroad as they deal with the demands of social and democratic reform?

6. Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky

Author: by Diana Untermeyer

‎ Bright Sky Press
248 pages

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Qatar occupies a thumb of land that extends off the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. This nation, though small in size, represents more than a strategic geographical location-it is uniquely beautiful and culturally rich. Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky is an overview of the country and its journey into modernity while it preserves the duality of its culture as a desert by the sea.

Stunning photography pairs with informative and personal text by the wife of the most recent United States ambassador to Qatar to give Westerners traveling to Qatar on business or for World Cup preparations an inside understanding of this moderate Muslim country and the way it attempts to become modern and engaged with the world without losing its heritage.

It includes an introduction by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, current chair of the Qatari Foundation Reach Out to Asia and daughter of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the current Emir of Qatar.

7. Hydroponics: How to Build a DIY Hydroponics System to Grow Organic Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables Without Soil

Author: by Isaac Green
178 pages

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Do You Want to Learn How to Set Up Your Own Hydroponics Garden but Don’t Know How to Get Started? This book will teach you everything that you need to know to setup your very own organic fruit, herbs, vegetable all without soil.

You will be able to grow completely organic vegetables all in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you save money from growing your own produce but you will learn a skill that will help to sustain yourself and your family for years.

Hydroponics doesn’t have to be hard, but too many people teach outdated and sometimes blatantly wrong information. Unlike, other books this one teaches you exactly what you need to know and more importantly it teaches only the newest hydroponic methods currently being used.

Making sure that you’ll be prepared to have success with hydroponics for years to come. What you will learn from this book:What’s Hydroponics and what it can do for youThe keys to successful hydroponic vegetable gardeningThe different types of hydroponic gardening methods that you can use in your homeThe comparisons between hydroponic gardening and soil gardeningHow to pick the best hydroponics equipmentThe best plants to grow with hydroponicsMistakes and how to avoid them when setting up your own gardenAnd so much more!

8. DOHA and QATAR Travel Guide

Author: by Arabesque Travel
260 pages

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With the sublime Museum of Islamic Arts and the dazzling skyline of West Bay, Doha is a modern city par excellence. The Doha and Qatar travel guide includes the attractions of Doha and takes you beyond the glitz to Qatar’s abandoned historic villages and sweeping dunes of the inland sea’. With selected hotel and restaurant listings, cultural hints and a comprehensive history chapter, this guide gets you to the heart of Qatar.

Learn how to handle the etiquette of coffee in Qatar and stroll along Al Corniche from the National Museum towards the rainbow coloured skyscrapers of Doha’s West Bay at dusk.

9. The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, and Qatar

Author: by Frederick Anscombe
Columbia University Press
288 pages

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What caused the decline of the Ottoman empire in the Persian Gulf? Why has history credited only London, not Istanbul, with bringing about the birth of the modern Gulf States? Using the Ottoman imperial archives, as well as European and Arab sources, Anscombe explains how the combination of poor communication, scarce resources, and misplaced security concerns undermined Istanbul’s control and ultimately drove the Gulf shaikhs to seek independence with ties to the British.


Author: by Tony Walsh
262 pages

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With the sublime Museum of Islamic Arts and the dazzling skyline of West Bay, Doha is a modern city par excellence. The Doha and Qatar travel guide, illustrated with FULL COLOUR images, includes the attractions of Doha and takes you beyond the glitz to Qatar’s abandoned historic villages and sweeping dunes of the inland sea’.With selected hotel and restaurant listings, cultural hints and a comprehensive history chapter, this guide gets you to the heart of Qatar.

Learn how to handle the etiquette of coffee in Qatar and stroll along Al Corniche from the National Museum towards the rainbow-coloured skyscrapers of Doha’s West Bay at dusk.

11. Qatar: A Modern History

Author: by Allen J. Fromherz
226 pages

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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 Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world?

What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar’s extremely rapid development? In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen J. Fromherz analyzes the country’s crucial role in the Middle East and its growing regional influence within a broader historical context.

Drawing on original sources in Arabic, English, and French as well as his own fieldwork in the Middle East, the author deftly traces the influence of the Ottoman and British Empires and Qatar’s Gulf neighbors prior to Qatar’s meteoric rise in the post-independence era.

Fromherz gives particular weight to the nation’s economic and social history, from its modest origins in the pearling and fishing industries to the considerable economic clout it exerts today, a clout that comes from having the region’s second-highest natural gas reserves.

12. Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar (Cambridge Middle East Library, Series Number 24)

Author: by Jill Crystal
Cambridge University Press
260 pages

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Why in recent years have the social and economic upheavals in Kuwait and Qatar been accompanied by a remarkable political continuity? In a region of revolution and coups, these particular monarchies have somehow survived. In her analysis of political change in the Gulf, Jill Crystal investigates this apparent anomaly by examining the impact of oil on the formation and destruction of political coalitions and state institutions.

She also adds to our understanding of state formation by highlighting the ways in which states and rulers structure the relationship between those with money and those with power. This updated edition includes a discussion of the Gulf War and its aftermath.

13. Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar

Author: by Neha Vora
Stanford University Press
232 pages

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Teach for Arabia offers an ethnographic account of the experiences of students, faculty, and administrators in Education City, Qatar. Education City, home to the branch campuses of six elite American universities, represents the Qatari government’s multibillion dollar investment over the last two decades in growing a local knowledge-based economy.

Though leaders have eagerly welcomed these institutions, not all citizens embrace the U.S. Universities in their midst. Some critics see them as emblematic of a turn away from traditional values toward Westernization. Qatari students who attend these schools often feel stereotyped and segregated within their spaces.

Neha Vora considers how American branch campuses influence notions of identity and citizenship among both citizen and non-citizen residents and contribute to national imaginings of the future and a transnational Qatar. Looking beyond the branch campus, she also confronts mythologies of liberal and illiberal peoples, places, and ideologies that have developed around these universities.

14. What Every American Should Know About the Middle East

Author: by Melissa Rossi
Plume (December 2, 2008)
December 2, 2008

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The What Every American Should Know series returns with a timely guide to the region Americans need to understand the most (and know the least) The latest edition of Melissa Rossi’s popular What Every American Should Know series gives a crash course on one of the most complex and important regions of the world.

In this comprehensive and engaging reference book, Rossi offers a clear analysis of the issues playing out in the Middle East, delving into each country’s history, politics, economy, and religions. Having traveled through the area over the past year, she exposes firsthand the U.

S.’s geopolitical moves and how our presence has affected the region’s economic and political development. Topics include: Why Iran is viewed as a threat by most Middle East countries What resource is more important than petroleum in regional power plays What’s really behind the fighting between Sunni and Shia How Saudi Arabia inadvertently feeds the violence in Iraq and beyond How monarchies like those in Jordan and Qatar are more open and progressive than the so-called republics With answers that will surprise many Americans, and covering a vast history and cultural complexity that will fascinate any student of the world, What Every American Should Know About the Middle East is a must-read introduction to the most critical region of the twenty-first century.

15. The Land of Frankincense: The Guide to the History, Locations and UNESCO Sites of Frankincense in Dhofar Oman (OMAN TRAVEL BOOKS)

Author: by Tony Walsh
182 pages

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The guide for your visit to the UNESCO sites in Dhofar Oman associated with Frankincense in Dhofar Oman, and several other locations also associated with this famed product. Part of the most famous trio of Gifts ever given, Frankincense is an alluring and magical product.

The tree is found in Oman’s southern Governorate of Dhofar and this book guides the reader to the locations associated with it and illustrates the History of Frankincense. The book is available as a Kindle with full Colour photography, a full Colour Paperback and a Paperback with Black & White images (this version) that is ideal to use on your own tour.

The illustrated Chapters include Biology & Medicine, History, Wadi Dawkah UNESCO Site , Hanun, Ash Shisr (Ubar) UNESCO Site, Andhur, Mughsayl Khawr Rawri & Samharam UNESCO Site Ayn Hamran Fort, Al Balid UNESCO Site. Because you may visit Dhofar only once in your life, you can use this as your guide to its most famous product or simply increase your knowledge of Frankincense.