For many the story of this small Arabian state begins and ends with the wealth that has accrued from its vast oil deposits. But the real fascination of Kuwait lies in its geological and archaeological history; in its long struggle for survival among powerful neighbours; in its ambitious plans for industrial and economic development. This book, first published in 1972, shows the effects of the new material wealth opened up by oil in relation to the country’s remote past and its Islamic background.
1. The Sands of Time 2. In Search of a Lost Past 3. The Islamic Heritage 4. Mubarak the Great 5. Time of Trouble 6. Talking of Oil 7. Harvest of the Desert 8. Politics and Economics 9. Looking to the Future