Saudi Arabia

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, proclaimed King of the Hejaz on 8 Jan. 1926. 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. Azzam, H., Saudi Arabia: Economic Trends, Business Environment and Investment Opportuniies. London, 1993Google Scholar
  2. Clements, F. A., Saudi Arabia. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1988Google Scholar
  3. Holden, D. and Johns, R., The House of Saud. London and New York, 1981Google Scholar
  4. Kostiner, J., The Making of Saudi Arabia: from Chieftaincy to Monarchical State. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Peterson, J. E., Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia. Metuchen (NJ), 1994Google Scholar
  6. 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 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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