This study provides an overview of trends on Bahrain islands and of the social and historical context from which they have emerged. It is intended as an introduction to Bahraini affairs for the general reader and thus makes use of the existing literature wherever possible.
1. Geographical and Social Structure 2. The Establishment of the British Imperial Order 3. The Nationalist Movements of the 1950s 4. Contemporary Politics 5. Contemporary Economic Affairs 6. Foreign Relations