The Resource Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins ; foreword by Malise Ruthven

Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins ; foreword by Malise Ruthven

Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Title
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
David Commins ; foreword by Malise Ruthven
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Saudi Arabia is often portrayed as 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 women veil their faces; and where banks, restaurants, and cafés have dual facilities: one for families, another for men. Yet everyday life in the kingdom does not entirely conform to dogma. David Commins challenges the stereotype of Saudi Arabia as 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. Commins 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. Beneath a surface appearance of obedience to Islamic authority, however, he detects reflections of Arabia's heritage of diversity (where Shi'ite and Sufi tendencies predating the Saudi era survive in the face of discrimination) and the effects of its exposure to Western mores."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Commins, David Dean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP63.S33
LC item number
C66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ruthven, Malise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islam and state
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Islam
  • Islam and state
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins ; foreword by Malise Ruthven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780801454110
Lccn
2015004964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044746
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99972850750
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896601140
  • (OCoLC)ocn896601140
Label
Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins ; foreword by Malise Ruthven
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780801454110
Lccn
2015004964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044746
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99972850750
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896601140
  • (OCoLC)ocn896601140

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