Saudi Arabia

Al-Mamlaka al-’Arabiya as-Sa’udiya (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul Aziz ibn Abdur-Rahman al-Faisal Al Sa’ud, GCB, GCIE (born about 1880; died 9 Nov. 1953), who had been proclaimed King of the Hejaz on 8 Jan. 1926 and had in 1927 changed his title of Sultan of Nejd and its Dependencies to that of King of the Hejaz and of Nejd and its Dependencies. By a treaty of 20 May 1927 the UK recognized the independence of Hejaz, Nejd, Asir and Al-Hasa, which became the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by decree of 23 Sept. 1932.


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Further Reading

  1. Anderson, N., The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Rev. ed.). London, 1982Google Scholar
  2. Clements, F. A., Saudi Arabia [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1988Google Scholar
  3. Hajrah, H. H., Land Distribution in Saudi Arabia London, 1982Google Scholar
  4. Holden, D. and Johns, R., The House of Saud. London and New York, 1981Google Scholar
  5. Looney, R. E., Saudi Arabia’s Development Potential Lexington, 1982Google Scholar
  6. McMaster, B., The Definitive Guide to Living in Saudi Arabia London, 1980Google Scholar
  7. Niblock, T., State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia New York, 1981Google Scholar
  8. Presley, J. R., A Guide to the Saudi Arabian Economy London, 1984CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Quandt, W. B., Saudi Arabia in the I980’s: Foreign Policy, Security and Oil Washington, 1981Google Scholar
  10. Safran, N., Saudi Arabia: The Ceaseless Quest for Security Harvard Univ. Press, 1985Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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