Historical Dictionary Of Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

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Overview

This revised edition of the Historical Dictionary of Saudia Arabia provides essential data and guidance on the modern development of the country, as well as on its origins, traditions, and history. Recently updated to cover developments that have occurred since 1993, the entries define: o Geographic features o Leading personalities o Families and tribes o Cities and regions o Arabic words and phrases o Islamic terminology and rituals Fully cross-referenced and supplemented by maps, genealogical charts, extensive chronology, and bibliography.

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Editorial Reviews

Muslim World Book Review
...stands out as an excellent reference work on Saudi Arabia. ...valuable and informative.
American Reference Books Annual
This 2d edition is a commendable revision that builds upon the 1st edition's strengths...[an] excellent, detailed guide to political and twentieth-century historical details. It is recommended for all academic libraries.
CHOICE
Useful for experts or advanced students with some knowledge of Arabic, and should be on the bookshelf of consular officials or those conducting business in Saudi Arabia.
Middle East Journal
This reference work begins with a succinct overview of the geography, history, society, government, and economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It also contains a number of useful charts and statistical tables on subjects ranging from the genealogy of the ruling family, to Saudi crude oil production and balance of payments figures.
College and Research Libraries News
...adds and revises numerous entries and updates the chronology and bibliography included in the 1993 edition. The book describes people, places, and events on the Arabian peninsula from the al-'Ubayd culture in the 4th millennium through the end of 2002. Appendices include genealogies, the 1992 "Basic Law" that serves as a constitution, and 13 tables of social and economic statistics.
MESA Bulletin
As a rapid reference tool this book will be invaluable....very clearly organized....The author and publisher are to be congratulated for producing an excellent reference work.
College & Research Libraries News
...adds and revises numerous entries and updates the chronology and bibliography included in the 1993 edition. The book describes people, places, and events on the Arabian peninsula from the al-'Ubayd culture in the 4th millennium through the end of 2002. Appendices include genealogies, the 1992 "Basic Law" that serves as a constitution, and 13 tables of social and economic statistics.
Choice
Useful for experts or advanced students with some knowledge of Arabic, and should be on the bookshelf of consular officials or those conducting business in Saudi Arabia.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This 2d edition is a commendable revision that builds upon the 1st edition's strengths...[an] excellent, detailed guide to political and twentieth-century historical details. It is recommended for all academic libraries.
12/15/2003 Booklist
...deals with the Arabian Peninsula and Saudi Arabia through December 2002.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846777
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. J.E. Peterson has taught at various universities and has written Oman in the Twentieth Century, Yemen: The Search for a Modern State, Defending Arabia, and The Arab Gulf States: Steps Towards Political Participation, among other books. At present, he is completing a history of the armed forces of the Sultanate of Oman and writing a comparative study of state-building in all the states of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Maps Chapter 2 Editor's Foreword Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Conventions and Spellings Chapter 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 9 Appendix A: Rulers in the Al Sa'ud Dynasty Chapter 10 Appendix B: The Al Sa'ud: Relationship of Cadet Branches Chapter 11 Appendix C: Prominent Descendants of Imam 'Abd Al-Rahman bin Faysal Chapter 12 Appendix D: Prominent Descendants of King 'Abd Al-'Aziz bin 'Adb Al-Rahman Chapter 13 Appendix E: Al-Hashimi Sharifs of Makkah and Their Descendants Chapter 14 Appendix F: The Basic Law of Saudi Arabia Chapter 15 Appendix G: Statistical Tables Chapter 16 Selected Bibliography Chapter 17 About the Author

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