A Historical Atlas of Saudi Arabia

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Objective Portraits of the Geography, History, and Culture of Six Countries in This Complex Area of the World Asian and Middle Eastern countries are home to some of the world's richest and most complex cultures. Yet to the average student, these areas of the world sometimes conjure images of remote, political hotspots or cultures of religious fanaticism. This unique and timely geography series offers an objective portrait of south asia, central Asia and the Middle East while tracing each country's history to the present day. Using maps of the ancient to modern worlds as its foundation, each book explores pivotal historical moments, encompassing various periods of leadership, the rise and fall of empires, wars, conquests, and any other dramatic changes that affect each country and its surrounding environs. Special attention is paid to include facts about modern events such as the Iran hostage crisis, the Persian Gulf War, and the recent war in Afghanistan. Each book in this series contains rare maps, vivid photography, extensive captions, and resources that include a timeline, glossary, suggested reading list, and bibliography. An invaluable resource for young readers in today's world. Although most people know Saudi Arabia as a country of repression, it is also a nation with a vibrant history. Through the use of modern and historical maps, students will gain an understanding of this country and its growth, and how it is now a modern, industrialized society made rich from its supply of oil reserves. Students will also learn about the basic principles of Islam and the beauty of Saudi Arabia's ancient cities Mecca and Medina. With the entire Middle Eastern region growing more complex, knowledge of this part of the world is now essential reading for all students
 

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Contents

Introduction
Ancient Arabia 13
Power Struggles 22
5 The Rise of Islam 29
Arabia After Muhammad 36
The Wahhabis and
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Stair is an editor and author of several young adult books. She lives in New York City.

Amanda Ferguson is a wife, mother, and author who is passionate about empowering the "total woman.

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