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Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate

  • Fester Einband
  • 168 Seiten
Reprint of the edition published in 1987 by Westview Press and Croom Helm.Until the 1970s Oman was an isolated, almost medieval ki... Weiterlesen
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Zusammenfassung
Reprint of the edition published in 1987 by Westview Press and Croom Helm.



Zusammenfassung

Until the 1970s Oman was an isolated, almost medieval kingdom, virtually unknown to the outside world. The 1970 palace coup that brought Sultan Qaboos b. Sa'id Al-Sa'id to power also brought Oman into the twentieth century. Development programmes made modernization a rapid process, and Oman's location at the entrance to the Straits of Hormuz gave the country an increasing importance to US security interests in the Gulf region. Yet despite modernization, Oman remains an unknown land. This book, first published in 1987, dispels some of the mystery by focusing on the land, the people and the history. It explores the influences on events of trade, foreign involvement in Omani affairs, and Ibadism (the principal sect of Islam in Oman). It also emphasizes the role of the Sultan in contemporary Oman. The architect of Oman's 'new age', Qaboos has overseen significant changes in the country's political system and rapid economic growth financed by oil exports.



Inhalt

1. Land and People  2. Ancient and Medieval History  3. Oman's Imperial Age  4. Imamate and Sultanate  5. Challenges to Unity  6. Political Development  7. Economic and Social Development  8. Oman and the World  9. Oman to 2000

Produktinformationen

Titel: Oman: the Modernization of the Sultanate
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EAN: 9781138183025
ISBN: 978-1-138-18302-5
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 168
Gewicht: 386g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2016
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