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A brief history of Saudi Arabia

Author: James Wynbrandt
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2010. ©2010 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Secondary (senior high) school : English : Second edition.; [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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From Saudi Arabia's pre-Islamic history to the events of today, A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, Second Edition offers a balanced, informative perspective on the country's long history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xix, 364 pages : illustrtions, maps
(DLC) 2010005466
Material Type: Document, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Wynbrandt
ISBN: 9781787852846 1787852849
OCLC Number: 1110553473
Description: 1 online resource (29 entries) : 73 images
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of maps --
List of charts --
Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Note on photos --
Note on Arabic transliteration and spelling --
Introduction --
1. Arabia: the land and its pre-Islamic history --
2. The birth of Islam (571-632) --
3. The Islamic Empire and Arabia (632-1258) --
4. The golden age of Islam (ca. 750-1258) --
5. The Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the Wahhabi-Al Saud alliance (1258-1745) --
6. The first Saudi State (1745-1818) --
7. Roots of modern Arabia (1818-1891) --
8. Unity and independence (1891-1932) --
9. Birth of a kingdom (1932-1953) --
10. A path to world power (1953-1973) --
11. Oil and arms (1973-1990) --
12. The Gulf crisis and its aftermath (1990-2001) --
13. The challenges ahead --
Appendixes: 1. Glossary; 2. Basic facts about Saudi Arabia; 3. Chronology; 4. Bibliography; 5. Suggested reading.
Responsibility: James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges.

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From Saudi Arabia's pre-Islamic history to the events of today, A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, Second Edition offers a balanced, informative perspective on the country's long history.

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