The Resource Crossing the kingdom : portraits of Saudi Arabia, Loring M. Danforth

Crossing the kingdom : portraits of Saudi Arabia, Loring M. Danforth

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Crossing the kingdom : portraits of Saudi Arabia
Title
Crossing the kingdom
Title remainder
portraits of Saudi Arabia
Statement of responsibility
Loring M. Danforth
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For many people, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia evokes images of deserts, camels, and oil, along with rich sheiks in white robes, oppressed women in black veils, and terrorists. But when Loring Danforth travelled through the country in 2011, he found a world much more complex and inspiring than he could have ever imagined. With vivid descriptions and moving personal narratives, Danforth takes us across the kingdom from the headquarters of Saudi Aramco, the country's national oil company, on the Persian Gulf to the centuries-old city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast. He presents detailed portraits of a young woman jailed for protesting the ban on women driving, a Sufi scholar encouraging Muslims and Christians to struggle together with love to know God, and an artist citing the Qur'an and using metal gears and chains to celebrate the diversity of the pilgrims who come to Mecca"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
Dewey number
953.805/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS208
LC item number
.D36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Crossing the kingdom : portraits of Saudi Arabia, Loring M. Danforth
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Crossing the kingdom : portraits of Saudi Arabia, Loring M. Danforth
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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
Can oil bring happiness? alternate visions of Saudi Aramco -- Driving while female: protesting the ban on women driving -- Saudi modern: art on the edge -- Finding science in the Qur'an: creationism and concordism in Islam -- Roads of Arabia: archaeology in service of the kingdom -- Saving Jeddah, the bride of the Red Sea -- Who can go to Mecca? conversion and pilgrimage in Islam
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780520290280
Lccn
2015034605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921424345

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