Records of the Hijaz 1798–1925

ISBN: (13) 978-1-85207-655-9          Extent:   8 volumes, 5,000 pages  

Editor:  A. Burdett    Published: 1995
Paper: Printed on acid free paper
Binding: Library bindings with gilt finish
See sample pages: not available
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RESUMÉ
This important regional study provides historical research materials on the Hijaz province before its incorporation into the modern Saudi Kingdom. This work is therefore an essential complement to our companion works on Saudi and Hashimite history.
Records of the Hijaz addresses aspects of Ottoman rule, Turkish-Arab relations, administration under Egyptian occupation, and power struggles within the ruling regime. Political, commercial, regional and tribal affairs are all covered and there is extensive material on the main cities of Jeddah, Yenbo, Mecca and Medina.

DOCUMENTARY IMPORTANCE


An historical document collection establishing a firm research base from primary sources with evidence of key events, administration and development in the Hijaz region in the pre-Saudi period.
This publication uses hitherto little-known records from the 19th century, including recently released intelligence reports on the activities of the Sherif of Mecca in the 1880s. Records of the Hijaz establishes a firm research base for a turbulent and uncertain period of Hijazi history, including the Egyptian-Ottoman struggle; the tensions and culmination of the Arab Revolt; and the conflict between the Hashimite rulers and Ibn Saud.

CONTENTS OUTLINE


Volume 1: 1798-1849 

  • Diplomatic approaches to Sherif of Mecca following 1800
  • Regional trade at Jeddah, c. 1800
  • Descriptions of life in Jeddah, 1805
  • Descriptions of Mecca and Medina, 1814-1815
  • Hijazis attack Aden tribes, 1809
  • Egyptian occupation of Hijaz following 1813
  • Reports on state of Hijaz, 1837
  • Egyptian withdrawal from Hijaz, 1839-1940
  • Ottoman re-occupation of Hijaz, 1847
Volume 2: 1850-1872
  • Removal of Sherif of Mecca, 1851-1855
  • Relations between Bedouins, merchants and Europeans, 1857
  • the Jeddah massacre of Europeans and Christians, 1858
  • Claims for damages, action against insurgents, 1858
  • Administration of the Hijaz, 1860s
Volume 3: 1875-1881
  • Navigation in Red Sea, 1875
  • Jeddah harbour and Customs House, 1876
  • Administration of the Pilgrimage, 1876
  • Ottoman difficulties; anti-Turkish sentiment, 1880
  • Assassination of Sherif of Mecca, 1880
  • Visit of Beni Saud family from Nejd to Jeddah, 1879
  • Crisis in Sherifate; arrest of Sherif, 1881
  • Muslim secret society to restore an Arab Caliph, 1881
Volume 4: 1882-1895
  • British relations with the Sherif, 1882
  • Asir uprising, 1882
  • Harb (tribal) revolt against Turks, 1883
  • Bedouin disturbances at Yenbo, 1886
  • Anti-Christian sentiment, 1880s
Volume 5: 1895-1899
  • Allegations of fraud against pilgrims, 1895
  • Building of Jeddah sea walls, 1895
  • Tribal hostilities; attack on Yenbo, 1896
  • Public health, 1890s



Volume 6: 1900-1909
  • Ottoman-Arab conflict at sea, 1900
  • Economic and military affairs of Hijaz, 1900
  • Extension of telegraph to Jeddah, 1901
  • Proposal for railway from Damascus to Mecca, 1900-1902 (the Hijaz Railway)
  • Construction of the railway, 1902
  • Unrest, grievances of the people at Medina, 1904
  • Pilgrimage affairs and Hijaz administration reports, 1900 etc.
  • Progress reports on Hijaz Railway, 1903-1909
  • Ottoman administration: new Vali, 1908
Volume 7: 1910-1918
  • Parliamentary elections to Sublime Porte, 1910
  • Sherif of Mecca´s expedition against Ibn Saud, 1910
  • Asir campaign against Idrissi, 1911
  • Movement towards Arab independence, 1915
  • Alliance between Sherif of Mecca and Britain, 1915
  • The Arab Revolt, 1916-1918
  • Local support and Muslim opinion, 1916
  • Sherif created King of Hijaz, 1916
  • Military operations at Taif, Rabegh, Mecca, 1916
  • Commercial and banking affairs, 1917
Volume 8: 1918-1925
  • Turkish garrison departs Medina, 1919
  • British subsidy to Hijaz, 1918
  • Oil and mineral prospects, 1920 etc.
  • Intransigence of King Hussein, 1920
  • Development plans for Hijaz, 1920
  • Plan to rebuild Hijaz Railway, 1922
  • Anglo-Hashimite treaty negotiations, 1922-1924
  • Wahhabi presence in Hijaz, 1922-1924
  • Instability in Hijaz; robbers of pilgrims, 1923
  • The fall of Taif, 1924
  • Occupation of Mecca by Wahhabi/Nejdi force, 1924
  • Abdication of King Hussein, 1924
  • The battle for Jeddah, 1924-1925
  • Surrender of Hijaz to Sultan of Nejd, 1925