David Commins is Professor of History at the Dickinson College, USA. His research interests include the modern history of the Middle East, with a special focus on Islamic thought and political movements. His most recent book is Islam in Saudi Arabia (2015). He has also published: The Gulf States: A Modern History (2014), The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia (2009), Historical Dictionary of Syria (2013).
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