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Qatar
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1. General Situation

The State of Qatar lies along the peninsula of the same name on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. East Arab Bedouin tribes began to settle there in the 18th century. Among them the Al Thani family played a leading role from the end of the 19th century. In 1872 the territory came under Ottoman rule with a Turkish garrison in Doha, the capital. When the Turks left at the beginning of World War I, Qatar became a Br…

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Koszinowski, Thomas and Editors, the, “Qatar”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_Q.2>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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