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A brief history of Saudi Arabia

Author: James Wynbrandt
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An extremely important ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a mysterious land to most Americans, who may know it only as the place where Islam originated and Islamic fundamentalism is a powerful force. In recent years, the relationship between the governments of the United States and Saudi Arabia has created a need and desire for a greater understanding of Saudi Arabia among Western students and general readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wynbrandt
ISBN: 0816052034 9780816052035 0816057958 9780816057955
OCLC Number: 53223452
Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Arabia : the land and its pre-Islamic history --
The birth of Islam (571-632) --
The Islamic Empire and Arabia (632-1258) --
The golden age of Islam (c. 750-1258) --
The Mamluks, Ottomans, and the Wahhabi-Al Saud alliance (1258-1745) --
The first Saudi state (1745-1818) --
Roots of modern Arabia (1818-1891) --
Unity and independence (1891-1932) --
Birth of a kingdom (1932-1953) --
A path to world power (1953-1973) --
Oil and arms (1973-1990) --
The Gulf crisis and its aftermath (1990-2001) --
The challenges ahead.
Responsibility: James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges.
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This overview of the history of Saudi Arabia places the political, economic and cultural events of today into abroad historical context. It provides a concise but thorough account of the genesis of  Read more...

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