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Modern Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2024 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9798765125076
$69.95
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Description

This thematic encyclopedia examines contemporary and historical Saudi Arabia, with entries that fall under such themes as geography, history, government and politics, religion and thought, food, etiquette, media, and much more.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, known for its petroleum reserves and leadership role in the Middle East, is explored in this latest addition to theUnderstanding Modern Nationsseries. Organized into thematic chapters,Modern Saudi Arabiacovers both history and contemporary daily life. Chapter topics include: Geography; History; Government and Politics; Economy; Religion and Thought; Social Classes and Ethnicity; Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality; Education; Language; Etiquette; Literature and Drama; Art and Architecture; Music and Dance; Food; Leisure and Sports; and Media and Popular Culture. Each chapter contains an overview of the topic and alphabetized entries on examples of each theme. A detailed historical timeline spans from prehistoric times to the present. Special appendices are also included, offering profiles of a typical day in the life of representative members of Saudi society, a glossary, key facts and figures about Saudi Arabia, and a holiday chart. This volume will be useful for readers looking for specific topical information and for those who want to read entire chapters to gain a deeper perspective on aspects of modern Saudi Arabia.

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About this Author

Valerie Anishchenkovais associate professor at the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland.

ISBN: 9798765125076
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Understanding Modern Nations
Pages: 360
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Published: 2024-05-30

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