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8.1: Rise of the Wahābi Movement
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The Wahhābi movement.

The present era of Central Arabian history began with the rise of Wahhabism, by which the course of events in Najd has since been largely determined. Consequently, in dealing with the era, it is necessary first of all to enquire into the origin of Wahhabism.

Concerning the founder of the Wahhābi sect, though he lived only a century and a half ago, and though general attention was early drawn to his proceedings by their political res…

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“8.1: Rise of the Wahābi Movement”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_000801>
First published online: 2015



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