Qatar History and Archaeology Bibliography

Abu-Hakima, A. M. (1995) Eastern Arabia: Qatar 1921-1950 v. 3: Historic Photographs

Abu Saud, A.(1984) Qatari Women Past and Present. London: Longman Group.

Adham, K. (2011) Rediscovering the Island: Doha’s Urbanity from Pearls to spectacle in Elsheshtawy, Y (ed) The Evolving Arab City. London: Routledge.

Allison, M.B. (1994) Doctor Mary in Arabia. US: University of Texas Press.

Anscombe, F.F. (1997) The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. New York: Colombia University Press.

Billecocq, X.B. (2010) Le Qatar Et Les Francais.  Paris: Collections Relations Internationales & Culture.

Brucks, G.B. (1829) Memoir descriptive of the Navigation of the Gulf of Persia in R.H. Thomas (ed) Selections from the records of the Bombay Government No XXIV (1985) New York: Oleander press.

Burchardt, H. (1906) Ost-Arabien von Basra bis Maskat auf Grund eigener Reisen. Berlin.

de Cardi, B. (1978) Qatar Archaeological Report: Excavations 1973. University Oxford: Oxford Press.

Carter, R. (2012) Sea of Pearls. Seven Thousand Years of the Industry that Shaped the Gulf. London: Arabian Publishing.

Carter, R. (2011). Ceramics of the Qatar National Museum. Report available at

Constable, C.G. and Stiffe, A.W. (1864) The Persian Gulf Pilot (First Edition). London.

El Mallakh, R. (1979) Qatar: Development of an oil economy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Fromherz, A. J. (2012). Qatar: A modern history. Georgetown University Press.

Gillespie, F. (2006) Discovering Qatar. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Graham, H. (1978) Arabian Time Machine. London: Heinemann.

Hinchcliffe, T. (2013) British architects in the Gulf 1950-1980, in Fraser, M. & Golzari, N. (eds) Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf Region. Ashgate publishing.

Kursun, Z. (2010) The Ottomans in Qatar. Gorgias Pr Llc.

Lorimer, J.G. (1986) Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Originally published 1915).

Marshall, B. (1994) European travellers in Oman and southeast Arabia 1792-1950: A biobibliographical study. In R. L. Bidwell, G. Rex Smith andJ. R. Smart (Eds) New Arabian Studies, Vol. 2. Exeter: University of Exeter Press.

Nippa, A., Herbstreuth, P. and Burchardt, H. (2006) Unterwegs am Golf: von Basra nach Maskat. Berlin: Schiler

Othman , N. (1984) With Their Bare Hands: The Story of the Oil Industry in Qatar. London: Longman Group

Palgrave, W. G. (1866) Narrative of a year’s journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-1863). Macmillan

Rahman, H. (2005) The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916. London: Thames & Hudson

Seton, D. (1995) The journals of David Seton in the Gulf 1800-1809. Edited by Sultan Mohammed al-Qasimi. Exeter: Exeter University Press

Tuson, P. (1991) Records of Qatar 1820-1960. Archive Editions.

US Hydrographical Office (1920) Persian Gulf Pilot: Comprising the Persian Gulf the Gulf of Oman and the Makran coast. Hydrographical Office publication no. 158. Government Printing Office, Washington.

Wilton, Sir J.A. (unpub) Doha 1949-50. From Papers of Sir John Wilton, archive held at University of Exeter, reference number GB29 EUL MS 264

Zahlan, R.S.(1979) The Creation of Qatar. London: Routledge

Qatar Architecture Bibliography

Hawker, R. (2008) Traditional Architecture of the Arabian Gulf : Building on Desert Tides. WIT Press.

Jaidah, I. and Bourennane, M. (2010) The History of Qatari Architecture 1800-1950. Skira

Al-Kholaifi, M. J. (2006) The Traditional Architecture in Qatar. Doha: National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage.

Ragette, F. (2003) Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region. Edition Axel Menges

Yarwood, J. (2006) Al Muharraq: Architecture, Urbanism and Society in Historic Arabian Towns.

Qatar Web Resources – A website run by architect and urban planner that includes his notes and observations about Islamic design with specific reference to Qatari architecture.

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