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Ruling families of Arabia   

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    Product #
    Author(s)
    Rush, A. de L. (Alan de Lacy)
    City
    Country
    United Kingdom 
    Language
    English 
    ISBN - Print Edition
    9781852073107 
    ISBN - Digital Edition
    Year - Print Edition
    1991 
    Year - Digital Edition
    Publisher - Print Edition
    Publisher - Digital Edition
    -  
    Platform
    Subject
    History, 19th Century and Earlier
    Subject
    History, 20th-21st Centuries
     
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  • Description

    Archive Editions presents 12 volumes of previously unpublished despatches, diplomatic correspondence and political reports concerning the origins, evolution and legitimacy of the dynasties ruling in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Included are key documents illustrating the role of Kuwait´s ruling family, Al-Sabah, and the background to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. There is extensive coverage of the Hashimite Royal House of Jordan and historical aspects of the Palestine problem. Much of the documentation is made up of memoranda on ruling family affairs; genealogical tables; confidential profiles and biographical data on emirs, shaikhs, kings and sultans; and Arabic originals of letters since the eighteenth century but there are also reports on the policies of the ruling families regarding dissident Islamic groups and popular demands for political reform.