eBook Middle East: Region in Transition: Persian Gulf States, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530407X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304073
  • DDC: 953.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Though smaller than most other Arab countries, the gulf states of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates represent some of the most fascinating areas of the Middle East. A blend of traditional and modern, most of these states have become wealthy with oil money, which has allowed them to welcome foreign workers from diverse backgrounds, while retaining their Arab character. This absorbing volume surveys the organization, culture, and history of each of these states and their efforts to balance their ties with the Arab and international communities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Bahrain: The Land and Its People.
2: Relief and Drainage.
3: Climate.
4: Plant and Animal Life.
5: Ethnic Groups.
6: Languages.
7: Religion.
8: Settlement Patterns.
9: Demographic Trends.
10: The Bahraini Economy.
11: Agriculture and Fishing.
12: Resources and Power.
13: Manufacturing.
14: Finance.
15: Trade.
16: Services.
17: Labour and Taxation.
18: Transportation and Telecommunications.
19: Bahraini Government and Society.
20: Justice.
21: Political Process.
22: Security.
23: Health and Welfare.
24: Housing.
25: Education.
26: Bahraini Cultural Life.
27: Daily Life and Social Customs.
28: The Arts.
29: Cultural Institutions.
30: Sports and Recreation.
31: Media and Publishing.
32: Bahrain: Past and Present.
33: The British Protectorate.
34: Domestic and Foreign Relations Since Independence.
35: Kuwait: The Land and Its People.
36: Relief.
37: Drainage.
38: Soils.
39: Climate.
40: Plant and Animal Life.
41: Ethnic Groups.
42: Languages.
43: Religion.
44: Settlement Patterns.
45: Demographic Trends.
46: The Kuwaiti Economy.
47: Agriculture and Fishing.
48: Resources and Power.
49: Manufacturing.
50: Finance.
51: Trade.
52: Services.
53: Labour and Taxation.
54: Transportation and Telecommunications.
55: Kuwati Government and Society.
56: Justice.
57: Political Process.
58: Security.
59: Health and Welfare.
60: Housing.
61: Education.
62: Kuwaiti Cultural Life.
63: Daily Life and Social Customs.
64: The Arts.
65: Cultural Institutions.
66: Sports and Recreation.
67: Media and Publishing.
68: Kuwait: Past and Present.
69: Kuwait from the 19th Century to Independence.
70: Iran-Iraq War.
71: The Persian Gulf War and Its Aftermath.
72: Political Conflict and Reform in the Early 21st Century.
73: The Land and Its People.
74: Relief.
75: Drainage.
76: Climate.
77: Plant and Animal Life.
78: Ethnic Groups.
79: Languages.
80: Religion.
81: Settlement Patterns.
82: Demographic Trends.
83: The Omani Economy.
84: Agriculture and Fishing.
85: Resources and Power.
86: Manufacturing.
87: Finance.
88: Trade.
89: Services.
90: Labour and Taxation.
91: Transportation and Telecommunication.
92: Omani Government and Society.
93: Local Government.
94: Justice.
95: Political Process.
96: Security.
97: Health and Welfare.
98: Housing.
99: Education.
100: Omani Cultural Life.
101: The Arts.
102: Cultural Institutions.
103: Sports and Recreation.
104: Media and Publishing.
105: Oman: Past and Present.
106: The Omani Tribal System.
107: The Ibāḍī Imamate.
108: The Maritime Tradition.
109: Oman Since C. 1500.
110: Qatar: The Land and Its People.
111: Relief and Drainage.
112: Soils.
113: Climate.
114: Plant and Animal Life.
115: Ethnic Groups and Languages.
116: Religion.
117: Settlement Patterns.
118: Demographic Trends.
119: The Qatari Economy.
120: Agriculture and Fishing.
121: Resources and Power.
122: Manufacturing.
123: Finance.
124: Trade.
125: Services.
126: Labour and Taxation.
127: Transportation and Telecommunications.
128: Qatari Government and Society.
129: Justice.
130: Political Process.
131: Security.
132: Health and Welfare.
133: Education.
134: Qatari Cultural Life.
135: The Arts.
136: Cultural Institutions.
137: Sports and Recreation.
138: Media and Publishing.
139: Qatar: Past and Present.
140: United Arab Emirates: The Land and Its People.
141: Relief.
142: Drainage.
143: Climate.
144: Plant and Animal Life.
145: Ethnic Groups.
146: Languages and Religion.
147: Settlement Patterns and Demographic Trends.
148: The Emirati Economy.
149: Agriculture and Fishing.
150: Resources and Power.
151: Manufacturing.
152: Finance.
153: Trade.
154: Services.
155: Labour and Taxation.
156: Transportation and Telecommunications.
157: Emirati Government and Society.
158: Local Government.
159: Justice.
160: Political Process.
161: Security.
162: Health and Welfare.
163: Housing.
164: Education.
165: Emirati Cultural Life.
166: Daily Life and Social Customs.
167: The Arts.
168: Cultural Institutions.
169: Sports and Recreation.
170: Media and Publishing.
171: The United Arab Emirates: Past and Present.
172: The Struggle for Centralization.
173: Foreign Relations.
174: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.