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Req history of arabia
I wish to know more about the history of arabia, especially the age of 1700 to 1900.
Can anyone push me into the right direction?
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Re: Req history of arabia
1) The history of Saudi Arabia - Alexei Vasiliev
ISBN-10: 0863569358 | ISBN-13: 978-0863569357 | Publication Date: January 1, 1997
Recipient of the CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic title
Among the numerous publications on the history of the Arabian peninsula, The History of Saudi Arabia is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the evolution of the socio-political structure of Saudi society during the 250 years of its existence.
Among the vast array of topics, the author studies the movement of the Wahhabi religious reformers, who call themselves muwahhidun (believers in one God), the various stages of development of the Saudi state, the role of the 'oil factor' in the transformation of Saudi society, the appearance of frequently conflictual new classes and social groups, and Saudi Arabia's role in the international arena.
The book is based on a wealth of sources: Arab texts (including many original Arabian chronicles) by both protagonists and antagonists of the Saudi dynasty and the Wahhabis; accounts by European travellers, diplomats, scholars and intelligence officers from the eighteenth to the twentieth century; the documents and publications of the British administration in India; twentieth-century Arabic sources, including not only official Saudi publications but also accounts by participants in the formative events described; works by prominent east European academics that have previously been unavailable in English; US publications; and Russian sources, including the previously untapped riches of the Russian archives.
2) Dir'iyyah and the First Saudi State - William Facey
ISBN-10: 0905743806 | ISBN-13: 978-0905743806 | Publication date: February 8, 2001
Two and a half centuries ago, the first Saudi state arose in the heart of Arabia. It dominated the Peninsula and its holy places from 1745 to 1818. Then it was crushed by the mighty Ottomans. This major work by historian William Facey tells the gripping story of this little-known empire. He traces the rise of the capital Dir'iyyah, whose crumbling ruins lie scattered in the desert north of Riyadh. This is a tale of national identity, power politics and war. The ruins of Dir'iyyah have been specially photographed for this book. A reconstruction of life as it would have been lived 200 years ago sheds new light on this dramatic story.
3) Pilgrims and Sultans: The Haji under the Ottomans - Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN-10: 1860640338 | ISBN-13: 978-1860640339 | Publication Date: August 15, 1996
The pilgrimage to Mecca - the Hajj - is a major aspect of the Islamic religion, yet little has been written about its history or of the conditions under which thousands of pilgrims from far flung regions of the Islamic world were able to travel to the heart of the Arabian peninsula.
The book concentrates on the pilgrimage in the 16th and 17th centuries, when Mecca was ruled by the Ottoman sultans. At a time when, for the majority of the faithful, the journey was long, arduous and fraught with danger, the provision of food, water, shelter and protection for pilgrims presented a major challenge to the provincial governors of the vast Ottoman Empire. Drawing on documentation left by Ottoman administrators, and on the accounts of contemporary pilgrims, this book deals with such issues as the financing of the pilgrimage and the political problems it posed.
Bro Soleiman, these three books cover the period of time you specified. I hope they will be of use insha-Allah.
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