Modern Saudi Arabia

by
Valerie Anishchenkovaauthor

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

Modern Saudi Arabia

20200630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 382
Topics Geography and World Cultures: Countries and Regions;World History: Culture

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Modern Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Anishchenkova, Valerie;
Contributors: Anishchenkova, Valerie;
Abstract:

This thematic encyclopedia examines contemporary and historical Saudi Arabia, with entries that fall under themes such 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 the Understanding Modern Nations series. Organized into thematic chapters, Modern Saudi Arabia covers 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 timelinespans 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.


• Includes "Day in the Life" features that portray the specific daily activities of various people in Saudi Arabia, from teenagers to working adults in different fields, thereby providing readers with insight into daily life in the country

• Defines key terms related to the reading in a glossary appendix

• Provides at-a-glance information about Saudi Arabia's important religious and secular holidays in a chart of National Holidays

• Illuminates the text through photos and sidebars helping to illustrate key topics and allowing students to dive more deeply into ideas

• Provides fun facts and anecdotal information in sidebars that help to engage readers

SortTitle: modern saudi arabia
Keyword(s): Geography and World Cultures: Countries and Regions; World History: Culture
Author Info:
Valerie Anishchenkovaauthor

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

eISBN-13: 9781440857058
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440857041
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 382
Publication Date: 20200630
Series: Understanding Modern Nations

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