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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

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A brief history of Saudi Arabia
Title
A brief history of Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
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Language
eng
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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 themonarchy today" "-The reign of King Abdullah" "Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes."--BOOK JACKET
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347300
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DLC
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Wynbrandt, James
Dewey number
953.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 10
  • 12
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1958-
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Gerges, Fawaz A.
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True
Series statement
Brief history (Facts on File)
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Saudi Arabia
Target audience
adult
Label
A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn401141893
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780816078769
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005466
System control number
(OCoLC)401141893
Label
A brief history of Saudi Arabia, James Wynbrandt ; foreword by Fawaz A. Gerges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn401141893
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780816078769
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005466
System control number
(OCoLC)401141893

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