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AcknowledgementsAl-Thani Rulers and PrincesMaps of the Persian Gulf and Qatar 1. Qatar - A New Model of Modernity? 2. Qatar - Geography of a Near Frontier 3. The Origins of Qatar - between 'Emergence' and 'Creation' 4. Creating Social Realities - Qatar and the British in the Twentieth Century 5. Sheikh Khalifa and the Enigma of Independence 6. Sheikh Hamad, Sheikh Tamim and the Future of Qatar 7. Qatar's Political Economy - A Classic Rentier State? 8. The Emir and the Exercise of Authority in Qatar 9. Conclusions - Change or Continuity? Timeline Notes Bibliography Index

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Allen J. Fromherz is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University. He is the author of several books including The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe, and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age.

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