A Brief History of Saudi Arabia

Editor/Author Wynbrandt, James
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-3046-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 73
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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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Table of 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