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Kuwait, A Country Study

By Mortimer, Louis R.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000632200
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Kuwait, A Country Study  
Author: Mortimer, Louis R.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Foreword: This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library Kuwait, a country study Foreword 2 of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. The last two pages of this book list the other published studies. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order. The books represent the analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official United States government position, policy, or decision. The authors have sought to adhere to accepted standards of scholarly objectivity. Corrections, additions, and suggestions for changes from readers will be welcomed for use in future editions.

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Table of Contents: Kuwait, a country study, 1 -- Federal Research Division, 1 -- Foreword, 2 -- Preface, 3 -- Chapter 1. Historical Setting, 4 -- THE GULF IN THE ANCIENT WORLD, 4 -- Sunni Islam, 5 -- The Spread of Islam, 6 -- THE AGE OF COLONIALISM, 6 -- TREATIES WITH THE BRITISH, 8 -- INDEPENDENCE, 10 -- PERSIAN GULF STATES ? Kuwait, 13 -- Foreword, 14 -- Acknowledgments, 14 -- Preface, 15 -- Introduction, 15 -- Chapter 1. Historical Setting, 22 -- TRADE IN THE GULF, 22 -- THE GULF IN THE ANCIENT WORLD, 24 -- EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAM, 24 -- Sunni Islam, 26 -- Shia Islam, 27 -- The Spread of Islam, 29 -- THE GULF IN THE MIDDLE AGES, 30 -- THE AGE OF COLONIALISM, 31 -- WAHHABI ISLAM AND THE GULF, 33 -- TREATIES WITH THE BRITISH, 34 -- DISCOVERY OF OIL, 36 -- INDEPENDENCE, 37 -- DEVELOPMENTS SINCE INDEPENDENCE, 40 -- TRIBAL NATURE OF GULF SOCIETY, 41 -- Chapter 2. Kuwait, 44 -- COUNTRY, 44 -- SOCIETY, 44 -- ECONOMY, 44 -- TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, 45 -- GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, 45 -- NATIONAL SECURITY, 45 -- Kuwait ? SOCIETY, 47 -- Education, 49 -- Health and Welfare, 50 -- Kuwait ? ECONOMY, 50 -- Oil Industry, 51 -- Diversification, 54 -- Agriculture and Fishing, 55 -- Transportation and Telecommunications, 56 -- Banking and Finance, 56 -- Foreign Investment, 57 -- Kuwait, a country study -- i


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