The Arabian Peninsula in Modern Times: A Historiographical Survey of Recent Publications

  title={The Arabian Peninsula in Modern Times: A Historiographical Survey of Recent Publications},
  author={John Peterson},
  journal={Journal of Arabian Studies},
  pages={244 - 274}
  • J. Peterson
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Art
  • Journal of Arabian Studies
Abstract Writing on the history of the Arabian Peninsula has grown considerably in recent years and this survey — an updating of an earlier examination — cites and describes the publications in Western languages since 1990 that deal with the Peninsula's history, historiography, and related subjects. It loosely categorizes the literature according to subject and assesses the state of the art during this time period. It also includes some personal observations of the author on the progress and… 

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