The late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz was born in Riyadh in 1905/6, several years after his father Abdulaziz Ibn Saud had recaptured it from Ibn Rashid. In 1964 he became king of Saudi Arabia, famous for harbouring twenty five percent of the world's oil reserves and hailed as the most powerful Arab ruler in centuries. In 1975, his nephew shot him in

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ByWillard A. Beling

part Part 1|59 pages

The Creation of the Saudi State

chapter 1|20 pages

The Saudi Monarchy

ByGeorge Rentz

chapter 2|23 pages

Saudi Arabia in the Context of Political Development Theory

ByRalph Braibanti

chapter 3|14 pages

King Faisal and the First Five Year Development Plan

ByFouad Abdul-Salam Al-Farsy

part Part II|37 pages

The Modernisation Process

chapter 4|15 pages

The Modernisation of the Saudi Bureaucracy

ByAbdulrahman M. Al-Sadhan

chapter 5|12 pages

Development of the Eastern Province: A Case Study of Al-Hasa Oasis

ByFrederico S. Vidal

chapter 6|8 pages

The US-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Co-Operation

ByJohn Duke Anthony

part Part III|60 pages

Social Change and Traditional Islam

chapter 7|12 pages

The Practice of Law in Saudi Arabia

ByGeorge M. Baroody

chapter 8|20 pages

Saudi Mass Media and Society in the Faisal Era

ByWilliam A. Rugh

chapter 9|26 pages

The Changing Role of Women

ByCatherine Parssinen

part Part IV|77 pages

The Islamic Foundations of Saudi Foreign Policy

chapter 10|11 pages

King Faisal's World View

ByDavid E. Long

chapter 11|18 pages

King Faisal and Pan-Islamism

ByAbdullah M. Sindi

chapter 12|28 pages

Saudi Oil Policy During King Faisal's Era

ByAbdulaziz H. Al-Sowayyegh

chapter 13|18 pages

The Saudi-American Relationship and King Faisal

ByMalcolm C. Peck