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Prophets and Princes : Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present.

Author: Mark Weston; Wyche Fowler
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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Saudi Arabia: oil-rich, devoutly Muslim, and a vital allyTo many in the West, Saudi Arabia is easy to criticize. It is the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. Saudi women are not permitted to drive, work with men, or travel without a man's permission. Prior to 9/11, the Saudis sent millions of dollars abroad to schools that taught Muslim extremism and to charities that turned  Read more...
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Weston, Mark.
Prophets and Princes : Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Weston; Wyche Fowler
ISBN: 9781118110898 1118110897
OCLC Number: 794327295
Notes: Taking Control of the Oil.
Description: 1 online resource (1089 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Author's Note; Foreword; 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; Chapter 1: Muhammad: Islam's Prophet; Muhammad's First Years as a Prophet; The Years in Medina; Five Excerpts from the Quran; Chapter 2: The Successors Who Preserved the Faith and Began the Conquests: Abu Bakr and Umar (632-644); Abu Bakr, the First Caliph (632-634); Umar, the Second Caliph (634-644). Chapter 3: Expansion, Civil War, and the Sunni-Shi'ite Split: Uthman and Ali (644-661)Uthman, the Third Caliph (644-656); Ali, the Fourth Caliph (656-661); Chapter 4: The Beginning of Monarchy: Muawiya, the Fifth Caliph, His Son Yazid, and the Martyrdom of Hussein (661-683); Yazid, the Sixth Caliph (680-683), and the Sunni-Shi'ite Split; Muawiya's Descendants and His Role in Muslim History; The Arabs' Marginal Role during the Next Thousand Years; Part Two: The First and Second Saudi States (1744-1887); Chapter 5: The Founder of Wahhabism: Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (1703-1792). Ibn Abdul Wahhab Guides the First Saudi State (1744-1792)Chapter 6: Nineteenth-Century Saudi Arabia (1792-1887); The Fall of the First Saudi State; The Second Saudi State (1824-1887); Part Three: The Creation of Modern Saudi Arabia: The Life of King Abdul Aziz (1876-1953); Chapter 7: Exile and Return (1876-1902); Chapter 8: Expanding the Kingdom (1902-1926); Early Conquests; A Typical Day; The Conquest of Al-Hasa (and Its Oil); The Ikhwan; An Alliance with Britain; Marriages Short and Long; Frontiers: Western, Northern, Iraqi; The Conquest of Mecca; Capturing Medina and Jeddah. Denying the Ikhwan PowerChapter 9: Powerful but Poor (1926-1945); The Ikhwan Become Lawless; Civil War; The Minister of Finance; Radios and Schools; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; First Lease to an Oil Company; War with Yemen; Automobiles; The Late 1930s: Drilling for Oil, Anger at Jews in Palestine; World War II; Chapter 10: The Influx of Oil Money (1945-1953); The King Meets Roosevelt and Churchill; Bechtel and Aramco; The First Arab-Israeli War; Financial Chaos, Uneducated Sons; Growing Oil Revenues; Declining Health; Abdul Aziz's Legacy. Part Four: Oil Brings Power-the Life of King Faisal (1905-1975)Chapter 11: The Young Prince and Foreign Minister (1905-1953); Chapter 12: The Struggle between the Brothers (1953-1964); Saud Misrules the Kingdom (1953-1958); Faisal Restores the Kingdom's Finances (1958-1960); Saud Returns to Power (1960-1962); Faisal Back in Charge (1962-1964); Saud Fails to Regain Power (1963-1964); Saud's Expulsion from the Kingdom (Autumn 1964); The Eldest Able; Chapter 13: The King in Full Control (1964-1972); Education, Development, and Television; Yemen, Israel, and Muslim Unity; Jailing Opponents.

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Saudi Arabia: oil-rich, devoutly Muslim, and a vital allyTo many in the West, Saudi Arabia is easy to criticize. It is the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. Saudi women are not permitted to drive, work with men, or travel without a man's permission. Prior to 9/11, the Saudis sent millions of dollars abroad to schools that taught Muslim extremism and to charities that turned out to be fronts for al-Qaeda. In Prophets and Princes, a highly respected scholar who has lived in Saudi Arabia contends that despite these serious shortcomings, the kingdom is still.

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