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The making of Saudi Arabia, 1916-1936 : from chieftaincy to monarchical state / Joseph Kostiner.

; Merkaz Dayan le-ḥeḳer ha-Mizraḥ ha-Tikhon ṿe-Afriḳah (Universiṭat Tel-Aviv) ; Mekhon Shiloaḥ le-ḥeḳer ha-Mizraḥ ha-tikhon ṿe-Afriḳah
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
ISBN 9780195074406, 0195074408

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Other Authors Mekhon Shiloaḥ le-ḥeḳer ha-Mizraḥ ha-tikhon ṿe-Afriḳah.
Merkaz Dayan le-ḥeḳer ha-Mizraḥ ha-Tikhon ṿe-Afriḳah (Universiṭat Tel-Aviv)
Subjects Arabie saoudite -- Histoire.
Saudi Arabia -- History.
Saudi Arabia.
Series Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Description xii, 260 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes "In cooperation with the Moshe Dayan Center and the Shiloah Institute for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index.
Summary The Making of Saudi Arabia focuses on the transformation of the Saudi state from a loose tribal confederation into a more organized, monarchical state, a process which evolved mainly between 1916 and 1936. The study analyzes the formation and evolution of Saudi Arabia's main state attributes: its territorial hub and borders, central government, and basic social and regional cohesion. Relying on a careful analysis of vast archival and other sources, Joseph Kostiner explains the historical dynamics of the myriad of relations among tribal groups, rulers, and British authorities in the Arabian Peninsula, and the changing nature of local political and social institutions. Contributing both to historical knowledge of the Middle East and to comparative analysis on tribes and states, this book offers new information and understanding of Saudi Arabia, one of the most important states in the Middle East. The strategies and dynamics of Saudi territorial expansion; the subsequent attempts to integrate new regions into a united kingdom; the institutionalization of Islamic and lay ruling bodies; the coexistence among nomadic and town-based populations, and the development of the Saudi "elite" are analyzed.--Publisher description.
Contents War and Expansion, 1916-1925: Tribes, Rulers, and the British -- The Two Arenas of Conflict -- The Significance of Ha'il -- On War and Proselytism: Some Further Remarks on Khurma, Turaba, and Ibn Sa'ud's Forces -- Musical Chairs: Ibn Sa'ud and Rival Rulers -- The Subvention Policy -- The "Crawling" Into the Hijaz -- The Struggle Over Internal Consolidation, 1917-1930 -- Old and New Political Forces: The 'ulama', the umara', and the Ikhwan -- At the Northeastern Frontier, 1921-1926 -- Najd and the Hijaz, 1925-1927 -- Challenge and Collision, 1927-1930 -- The Saudi State and Its Neighbors, 1930-1936 -- In the Lions' Den -- The Fortunes of a Conspiracy -- The Mode of Acquiescence -- The Main Tribes and Tribal Leaders Involved in the Events Covered in This Book -- The House of Sa'ud Until Ibn Sa'ud's Rule -- Rulers in Neighboring States During the Period Covered in This Book -- Maps: Major Settlements, Principal Tribes, and Frontier Zones.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Saudi Arabia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)26053764
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kostiner, Joseph.
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