The Historical Dictionary of Arab and Islamic Organizations focuses on international and regional organizations primarily in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With more than 300 cross-referenced entries, this volume includes both major and minor organizations. While the emphasis is on intergovernmental institutions, it also covers non-governmental organizations, key countries, movements, and prominent figures in the Arab and Islamic world. Like other dictionaries of this type, it includes an introductory essay, chronology of major events, and a select bibliography for further reading. It provides a solid starting point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the subject.
Sarah Tenney is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the author of Historical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund and Historical Dictionary of the World Bank.