The Resource Historiography in Saudi Arabia : globalization and the state in the Middle East, Jörg Matthias Determann

Historiography in Saudi Arabia : globalization and the state in the Middle East, Jörg Matthias Determann

Label
Historiography in Saudi Arabia : globalization and the state in the Middle East
Title
Historiography in Saudi Arabia
Title remainder
globalization and the state in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Jörg Matthias Determann
Title variation
Globalization and the state in the Middle East
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Saudi Arabia is generally and justifiably viewed as a country with some of the fewest democratic institutions and the weakest traditions of pluralism. It is therefore surprising to learn that at least in one corner of the Saudi world, there can be found a plurality of opinions and lively debate. Jorg Matthias Determann brings this element to light by analysing an important field of cultural activity in Saudi Arabia: historical writing. Since the 1920s local, tribal, Shi'i and dynastic histories have contributed to a growing plurality of narratives. Paradoxically, this happened because of the expansion of the Saudi state, including state provision of mass education. It was also due to globalizing processes, such as the spread of the internet. In challenging the widely-held perception of Saudi Arabia as an irredeemably closed and monolithic society, Historiography in Saudi Arabia provides a deeper understanding of modern Arab historiography, the Saudi state, and education and scholarship in the Middle East
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
907.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D13.5.S28
LC item number
D47 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of Middle East history
Series volume
42
Label
Historiography in Saudi Arabia : globalization and the state in the Middle East, Jörg Matthias Determann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Histories of a Muslim Arab dynasty -- Particularistic local histories, 1920s to 1970s -- The Saudization of dynastic historiography, 1960s to present -- Asserting towns, tribes and the Shiites in national history, 1970s to present -- Social and economic histories, 1970s to present -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn868990130
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857723024
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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547882
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29619324
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868990130
  • pebcs0857723022

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