Saudi Arabia [electronic resource] : a country study / Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Helen Chapin Metz.
- 5th ed.
- Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1993.
- Area handbook series.
DA pam ; 550-51.
Area handbook series, 1057-5294
DA pam ; 550-51
- Government document
1 online resource (xxix, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps.
- Saudi Arabia.
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- Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
- The setting of Saudi Arabia
The pre-Islamic period
The early Islamic period, 622-700
The Middle Ages, 700-1500 ; The Al Saud and Wahhabi Islam, 1500-1818
The rise of Abd Al Aziz, 1890-1926
Nation building: the rule of Abd Al Aziz, 1926-53
The reigns of Saud and Faisal, 1953-75
The reign of Khalid, 1975-82
The reign of Fahd, 1982-
Geography. External boundaries ; Topography and natural regions ; Climate ; The environment and the 1991 Persian Gulf War
Population. Saudis and non-Saudis ; Diversity and social stratification ; Cultural homogeneity and values ; Structure of tribal groupings ; Tribe and monarchy ; Beduin economy in tradition and change
Religion. Early development of Islam ; Tenets of Islam ; Wahhabi theology ; Islamism in Saudi Arabia ; Pilgrimage
Urbanization and development
Economic policy and the structure of the economy. Fundamental factors that transformed the economy ; Economic policy making ; Five-year plans ; Changing structure of the economy
Oil and gas industry. Brief history ; Oil industry in the 1990s
Non-oil industrial sector. Utilities ; Mining and quarrying ; Manufacturing
Transportation and telecommunications
Agriculture. Traditional agriculture and pastoral nomadism ; Modern agriculture
Money and banking
External trade and finance. Foreign trade ; Current account ; Capital account ; Foreign assets and liabilities
Structure of government. The king ; The Royal Diwan ; The Council of Ministers ; The Civil Service and independent agencies ; The legal system ; Local government
Political dynamics. The royal family ; The Ulama ; Other groups
Foreign policy. Regional security ; Relations with the United States ; Arab nationalism ; Islam
Historical role of the armed forces. Armed struggle of the House of Saud ; The Ikhwan movement ; World War II and its aftermath ; Naval warfare in the Persian Gulf, 1987 ; Persian Gulf War, 1991
Security perceptions and policies. The military threat ; Collective security under the Gulf Cooperation Council
Threats to internal security
The armed forces. Royal Saudi land forces ; Royal Saudi air force ; Royal Saudi air defense forces ; Royal Saudi naval forces ; Saudi Arabian national guard ; Training ; Personnel and conditions of service ; Uniforms, ranks, and insignia ; Military justice
Foreign involvement and the justice system. Law enforcement ; Criminal justice system ; Crime and punishment ; Prison conditions ; Human rights.
Historical setting / William Smyth
The society and its environment / Eleanor Abdella Doumato
The economy / Fareed Mohamedi
Government and politics / Eric Hooglund
National security / Jean R. Tartter.
- "This edition ... replaces the previous edition published in 1984"--Preface.
"Research completed December 1992."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-324) and index.
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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- Metz, Helen Chapin, 1928-
Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
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- Print version: Saudi Arabia.
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