The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations: The History of Saudi Arabia

Editor/Author Bowen, Wayne H.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-61-069876-4
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Pending
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This book traces the long history of this desert region, from the times before the creation of Saudi Arabia, to the political activities of the modern Saudi state, to recent developments in Arab and Muslim culture, enabling readers to grasp the country's key importance in 21st-century global politics.Educator and author Wayne H. Bowen provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of Saudi Arabia's history that makes clear this nation's political and economic significance as well as its vital role in the history and development of Islam.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Timeline of Historical Events
  • 1 Introduction: Saudi Arabia Today
  • 2 Arabia before Muhammad (to a.d. 570)
  • 3 The Prophet Muhammad and the Arabs (a.d. 570–700)
  • 4 Arabia and the Muslim Empires (700–1700)
  • 5 The House of Saud (1700–1902)
  • 6 The Creation of Saudi Arabia (1902–1932)
  • 7 The Kingdom of Ibn Saud (1932–1973)
  • 8 Saudi Arabia in the Modern World (1973–2001)
  • 9 The Iron Domino (2001–2014)
  • Notable People in the History of Saudi Arabia
  • Glossary
  • Annotated Bibliography