History of Saudi Arabia

ISBN-10: 0521747546

ISBN-13: 9780521747547

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Chronology
Glossary
Saudi Arabia, main regions and cities
Saudi Arabia, main tribes
Introduction
Society and politics, 1744-1818 and 1824-1891
The origins of Al Sa'ud (1744-1818)
A fragile Sa'udi revival (1824-1891)
The Rashidi emirate in Ha'il (1836-1921)
The Sharifian emirate in Hijaz
Hasa in the nineteenth century
Emirate formation in Arabia
The emerging state, 1902-1932
The capture of Riyadh (1902)
The First World War and Ibn Sa'ud (1914-1918)
The capture of Ha'il (1921)
The capture of Hijaz (1925)
The mutawwa'a of Najd
The ikhwan
An alliance not so holy: Ibn Sa'ud, the mutawwa'a and the ikhwan
The collapse of the ikhwan rebellion
Control and loyalty, 1932-1953
Marginalising Sa'udi collateral branches
Consolidating Ibn Sa'ud's line of descent
Power and pomp in the pre-oil era: the majlis
Srate affairs
The oil concession (1933)
Oil in commercial quantities
Oil and society in the 1940s and 1950s
Saudi Arabia and Britain
The end of an era
The politics of dissent, 1953-1973
The reign of King Sa'ud (1953-1964)
Saudi Arabia and the Arab world in the 1950s
Saudi Arabia and the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s
The reign of King Faysal (1964-1975)
Faysal and die Arab world
From affluence to austerity, 1973-1990
Affluence: the oil embargo (1973)
Vulnerabilities: Sa'udi-American relations in the 1970s
The reign of King Khalid (1975-1982)
Austerity: die reign of King Fahd (1982-2005)
Saudi Arabia and the Gulf context in the 1980s
Sa'udi-American relations in the 1980s
The Gulf War and its aftermath, 1990-2000
Sa'udi responses to the Gulf War
State responses: the reforms of March 1992
The Islamist opposition
Succession
Narratives of the state, narratives of the people
Official historiography
Political speech
The historical narrative challenged
The centennial celebrations: the capture of Riyadh revisited
The centennial celebrations challenged
The challenges of a new era
Internal challenges
External pressures
Modernising authoritarian rule
The state reformist agenda
A new king
Society's reformist agenda
Conclusion
Al Sa'ud rulers in Dir'iyyah (1744-1818)
Al Sa'ud rulers in Riyadh (1824-1891)
Ibn Sa'ud's sons (1900-1953)
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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