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The complete idiot's guide to understanding Saudi Arabia

Author: Colin Wells
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Alpha, ©2003.
Series: Complete idiot's guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 9/11, Saudi Arabia and the House of Saud have become major newsmakers, more than any time throughout history. This book presents a comprehensive overview of this complex and mysterious Middle  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Wells
ISBN: 1592571131 9781592571130
OCLC Number: 53834208
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Historical background. A delicate alliance --
The birth of Islam --
The Arabs shake things up --
The rise(s) of the House of Saud --
Drilling for dollars --
Saudi Arabia takes the driver's seat --
Recent history: the Gulf War and its aftermath. Prelude: Oil and global politics --
The Persian Gulf War --
The backlash (or don't forget the Wahhabis) --
The fundamentals of fundamentalism --
Who are the Saudis? A closer look at Saudi Arabia today. Myths and realities --
Vital statistics --
Shame on you! Sex, honor, and family values --
Policing the faithful: Islam in Saudi Arabia --
Pilgrims' progress --
Connections --
Saudi Arabia in the age of global terror. September 11, 2001: The Saudi connection --
Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond: the continuing threat --
Blood lines in the sand: inside the house of Saud --
The immediate future: Which way Saudi Arabia?
Series Title: Complete idiot's guide.
Other Titles: Understanding Saudi Arabia
Responsibility: by Colin Wells.
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