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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / Edition 1

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / Edition 1

by David E. Long


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813014739
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: First
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David E. Long, a retired diplomat and professor, is currently an international consultant on the Middle East and international terrorism. Sebastian Maisel is assistant professor of Arabic and Middle East studies at Grand Valley State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

1 The Land and People 1

2 Historical Background 25

3 Tradition and Modernization: Islam and Society 47

4 Oil and Saudi Arabia 74

5 Economic Development and Modernization 94

6 The Saudi Political System 114

7 Saudi Foreign and National Security Policies 144

8 Saudi Arabia in the Twenty-first Century 168

Appendix 179

Notes 183

Selected Bibliography 189

Index 195

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The outstanding book on Saudi Arabia for readers desiring a comprehensive view of the subject. -- National War College

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