Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

Saudi Arabia / Edition 2

by Hunt Janin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1854355325

ISBN-13: 9781854355324

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854355324
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Cultures of the World Series
Edition description:
Reference ed
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction5
Geography7
Geological history
The four main regions
Climate
Flora
Fauna
Cities of the Kingdom
History19
The earliest Arabs
The expansion of Islam
Foreign rule
Setbacks and triumph
The unification of Saudi Arabia
The development of a modern state
Foreign policy
The Gulf War
Government29
National and local government
How decisions are made
Keeping the peace
Economy35
The ups and downs of the oil market
Finding and pumping oil
Pipelines and ships
Developing the desert
Making the desert bloom
A typical workday
Foreign workers
Environment45
Issues
Oil spills
Desertification
Conservation
Saudi Arabians53
Racial mixing
National dress: thobe and veil
Social class
A Saudi talent: adjusting to rapid change
Lifestyle63
The family: first, last, always
Traditional family structure
A growing middle class
Migration and housing
The best hospitals in the Middle East
Education: at home and abroad
The cycle of Saudi life
Marriage and divorce
The special world of Saudi women
Old age and death
Religion79
A total way of life
Basic beliefs: God and humanity
Writings of Islam
The five pillars of Islam
Rites of the bajj
The great mosques of the Kingdom
Language91
The Arabic alphabet, calligraphy, and numbers
Personal names
Body language
The media
Languages other than Arabic
Arts97
The functional role of the arts
Weaving and embroidery
Ornate weapons
Architecture of the past
Modern interpretation of traditional architecture
Leisure109
Traditional sports
Modern sports
Soccer
Festivals117
The two Eids
The Saudi National Day
Official holidays
Food123
Typical meals
Sandi feasts
The coffee and tea ritual
Shawarma and other fast foods
Etiquette and table manners
Map of Saudi Arabia132
About the Economy135
About the Culture137
Time Line138
Glossary140
Further Information141
Bibliography142
Index142

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