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The Resource A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges

A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges

Label
A brief history of Saudi Arabia
Title
A brief history of Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
Title variation
Saudi Arabia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years Saudi Arabia has experienced changes that have both altered the internal structure of the country and affected its foreign relations. Women have gained additional civil rights; the educational system has been overhauled in an attempt to generate a skilled workforce that can enter the competitive global market; and international concern regarding terrorists within Saudi Arabia's borders has prompted an aggressive response from King Abdullah." "Yet despite economic, social, and political improvements, the country still faces turmoil from continued conflict in the Middle East. And as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia must find a way to balance its religious authority with the demands of a modern society. From Saudi Arabia's pre-Islamic history to the events of today, A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, Second Edition offers a balanced, informative perspective on the country's long history." "Coverage includes" "-Pre-Islamic Arabia" "-Bedouin society and culture" "-The birth and spread of Islam" "-The development of and philosophy behind Wahhabism" "-The origins of the House of Saud" "-Saudi Arabia's role in the Middle East" "-Saudi Arabia's relationship to the United States" "-The battle between conservative and progressive elements in the monarchy today" "-The reign of King Abdullah" "Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wynbrandt, James
Dewey number
953.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS204.25
LC item number
.W96 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Saudi Arabia
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arabia : the land and its pre-Islamic history -- The birth of Islam (571-632) -- The Islamic Empire and Arabia (632-1258) -- The golden age of Islam (ca. 750-1258) -- The Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the Wahhabi-Al Saud alliance (1258-1745) -- The first Saudi state (1745-1818) -- Roots of modern Arabia (1818-1891) -- Unity and independence (1891-1932) -- Birth of a kingdom (1932-1953) -- A path to world power (1953-1973) -- Oil and arms (1973-1990) -- The Gulf crisis and its aftermath (1990-2001) -- The challenges ahead
Control code
1312979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780816078769
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1312979
  • (OCoLC)401141893
Label
A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arabia : the land and its pre-Islamic history -- The birth of Islam (571-632) -- The Islamic Empire and Arabia (632-1258) -- The golden age of Islam (ca. 750-1258) -- The Mamluks, the Ottomans, and the Wahhabi-Al Saud alliance (1258-1745) -- The first Saudi state (1745-1818) -- Roots of modern Arabia (1818-1891) -- Unity and independence (1891-1932) -- Birth of a kingdom (1932-1953) -- A path to world power (1953-1973) -- Oil and arms (1973-1990) -- The Gulf crisis and its aftermath (1990-2001) -- The challenges ahead
Control code
1312979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780816078769
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1312979
  • (OCoLC)401141893

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