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A Brief History of Saudi Arabia.

Author: James Wynbrandt
Publisher: New York : Infobase Pub., 2010.
Series: Brief History
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent years Saudi Arabia has experienced changes that have both altered the internal structure of the country and affected its foreign relations. Women have gained additional civil rights; the educational system has been overhauled in an attempt to generate a skilled workforce that can enter the competitive global market; and international concern regarding terrorists within Saudi Arabia's borders has prompted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wynbrandt, James.
A Brief History of Saudi Arabia.
New York : Infobase Publishing, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Wynbrandt
ISBN: 9780816078769 0816078769
OCLC Number: 646788751
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages).
Contents: Cover; 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; 3: The Islamic Empire and Arabia; 4: The Golden Age of Islam; 5: The Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the Wahhabi-Al Saud Alliance; 6: The First Saudi State; 7: Roots of Modern Arabia; 8: Unity and Independence; 9: Birth of a Kingdom; 10: A Parth to World Power; 11: Oil and Arms; 12: The Gulf Crisis and Its Aftermath; 13: The Challenges Ahead; Appendixes. Index.
Series Title: Brief History

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From Saudi Arabia's pre-Islamic history to the events of today, this book offers a balanced, informative perspective on the country's long history. Complete with black-and-white illustrations, maps,  Read more...

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