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The Resource Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins

Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins

Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Title
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
David Commins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The common image of Saudi Arabia portrays a country where religious rules dictate every detail of daily life: where women may not drive; where unrelated men and women may not interact; where the latter veil their faces; and where banks, restaurants and cafes have dual facilities: one for families, another for men. Yet life in the kingdom, contrary to perception, is not so clear cut as simply obeying dogma. David Commins challenges the stereotype of a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, consumerism, global communications and technological innovation have exerted pressure against rules issued by the religious establishment. He places the Wahhabi movement in the wider context of Islamic history, showing how state-appointed clerics built on dynastic backing to fashion a model society of Sharia observance and moral virtue. But beneath a surface appearance of obedience to Islamic authority he detects currents that reflect Arabia's heritage of diversity (where Shi'i and Sufi tendencies survive in the face of discrimination) and the effects of its exposure to Western mores
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Commins, David Dean
Dewey number
297.09538
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP63.S33
LC item number
C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Islam
  • Wahhabiten
  • Saudi-Arabien
  • Islam
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Islam
  • Islam och staten
  • Wahhabiter
  • Saudiarabien
Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The establishment of the Wahhabi tradition -- Wahhabism and the modern Saudi state -- Religion and daily life -- Islam in contemporary Saudi society -- Religious politics -- The international reach of wahhabism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn896855545
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781848858015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848858015
  • (OCoLC)896855545
Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The establishment of the Wahhabi tradition -- Wahhabism and the modern Saudi state -- Religion and daily life -- Islam in contemporary Saudi society -- Religious politics -- The international reach of wahhabism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn896855545
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781848858015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848858015
  • (OCoLC)896855545

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