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Prophets and princes : Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the present

Author: Mark Weston
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In [book title], [author] presents a balanced, informative, and complete history of Saudi Arabia, from the birth of Islam to the discovery of oil, and from the founding of the Saudi-Wahhabi alliance in 1744 to the rapid changes that have taken place since 9/11"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Weston, Mark, 1953-
Prophets and princes.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2008
(OCoLC)595365729
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Weston
ISBN: 9780470182574 0470182571
OCLC Number: 226389446
Description: xix, 620 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Cities and Regions of Saudi Arabia Today. The Men of the Al-Saud Family. Introduction. Part One: THE BIRTH OF ISLAM IN THE SEVENTH CENTURY. 1 Muhammad: Islam's Prophet --
2 The Successors Who Preserved the Faith and Began the Conquests: Abu Bakr and Umar (632-644) --
3 Expansion, Civil War, and the Sunni-Shiite Split: Uthman and Ali (644-661) --
4 The Beginning of Monarchy: Muawiya, the Fifth Caliph, His Son Yazid, and the Martyrdom of Hussein (661-683). Part Two: THE FIRST AND SECOND SAUDI STATES (1744-1887). 5 The Founder of Wahhabism: Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (1703-1792) --
6 Nineteenth-Century Saudi Arabia (1792-1887). Part Three: THE CREATION OF MODERN SAUDI ARABIA: THE LIFE OF KING ABDUL AZIZ (1876-1953). 7 Exile and Return (1876-1902) --
8 Expanding the Kingdom (1902-1926) --
9 Powerful but Poor (1926-1945) --
10 The Influx of Oil Money (1945-1953). Part Four: OIL BRINGS POWER: THE LIFE OF KING FAISAL (1905-1975). 11 The Young Prince and Foreign Minister (1905-1953) --
12 The Struggle between the Brothers (1953-1964) --
13 The King in Full Control (1964-1972) --
14 Oil as Political Power (1973-1975). Part Five: MODERN SAUDI ARABIA (1975-2001). 15 The Boom Years of King Khalid (1975-1982) --
16 The Lean Years of King Fahad (1982-1990) --
17 The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) --
18 The Rise of Militant Fundamentalism (1991-1996) --
19 Abdullah Begins Reform, bin Laden Steps Up Terror (1996-August 2001). Part Six: SAUDI ARABIA SINCE 9/11. 20 Fighting Terror, Fostering Reform (2001-2007) --
21 A New Oil Boom, a New Business Climate (2003) --
22 Abdullah Becomes King, Iran Becomes a Threat (2005).
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"In [book title], [author] presents a balanced, informative, and complete history of Saudi Arabia, from the birth of Islam to the discovery of oil, and from the founding of the Saudi-Wahhabi alliance in 1744 to the rapid changes that have taken place since 9/11"--Jacket.

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