By William L. Cleveland, Martin Bunton

This entire paintings presents a penetrating research of contemporary center japanese historical past, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, during the problem of Western imperialism, to the effect of US foreign guidelines. After introducing the reader to the region’s historical past from the origins of Islam within the 7th century, A heritage of the trendy center East makes a speciality of the earlier centuries of profound and sometimes dramatic swap. even if outfitted round a framework of political heritage, the ebook additionally conscientiously integrates social, cultural, and fiscal advancements right into a unmarried, expertly crafted account. In updating this 5th variation of the overdue William Cleveland’s well known introductory textual content, Martin Bunton offers an intensive account of the most important transformative advancements during the last 4 years, together with a brand new bankruptcy at the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist events in a brand new political order within the center East.

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202, 203. 14. Robert Lacey, The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud (London: Hutchinson, 1981), p. 90. qxd 6/6/07 3:18 PM Page 15 A L J AW H A R A H B I N T M U S A ’A D I B N J A L AW I A L - S A U D 15. Asad, al-Tariq, p. 203. 16. Sulaiman, al-Amir, p. 153. 17. Gerald de Gaury, Faisal Malik al-Mamlakah al-‘Arabiyah al-Saudiyah. Trans. by Fahmi Shamma (Amman: al-Matba’ah al-Urduniyah), p. 82; Philby, al-Dhikra, p. 363. Aljawharah died when her daughter, al-‘Anoud, was two years old. She was then taken care of by her aunt Princess Moudi bint Saud (a maternal sister of Aljawharah).

4 Aljawharah was active in donating books for students, especially during the second phase of the rule of her brother, Imam Faisal ibn Turki (1843–1865). qxd 6/6/07 3:49 PM Page 19 A L J AW H A R A H B I N T T U R K I I B N ‘A B D A L L A H A L - S A U D among Saudi princesses. However, she was exceptionally committed and gave the most books. 8 The motivation for Aljawharah’s gift of these books can be found in the donor’s notes on the title pages. Among them is the following: Let it be known that Aljawharah bint Turki ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Saud has donated this book hoping for God’s reward.

Qxd 6/6/07 3:50 PM Page 21 Aljawharah bint ‘Uthman ibn Hamad ibn Mu’ammar Aljawharah was the only daughter of ‘Uthman ibn Hamad ibn Mu’ammar (1729–1750), the ruler of al-‘Uyaynah and supporter of the Salafi movement of Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab in its infancy. 1 It appears that she was named after her father’s paternal aunt, Aljawharah bint ‘Abd Allah ibn Mu’ammar, who was cherished by her nephew ‘Uthman ibn Mu’ammar. When Aljawharah reached maturity she was married to Imam ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Saud (1765–1803).

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