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Modern Saudi Arabia, 1st Edition

  • Valerie Anishchenkova
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  • ISBN-10: 1440857059
  • ISBN-13: 9781440857058
  • DDC: 953.80503
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, known for its petroleum reserves and leadership role in the Middle East, is explored in this title. Organized into thematic chapters, the book 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 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Understanding Modern Nations.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Foreword.
Introduction.
Map.
1: Geography.
2: Asir.
3: Border Demarcations and Disputes.
4: Climate.
5: Eastern Arabia: Al-Hasa.
6: Environmental Issues after the Gulf War.
7: Fresh Water Reserves and Water Conservancy.
8: Great Deserts.
9: Hijaz and Tihamah.
10: Jeddah.
11: Mecca.
12: Medina.
13: Najd: Central Arabia.
14: Northern Arabia.
15: The Persian Gulf.
16: Population.
17: The Red Sea.
18: Riyadh.
19: History.
20: The Abbasids.
21: Arab Revolt (1916–1918).
22: Discovery of Oil.
23: Emirate of Diriyah: The First Saudi State (1744–1818).
24: Emirate of Najd: The Second Saudi State (1824–1891).
25: The Golden Age of Islam in Arabia.
26: Ibn Saud.
27: Ikhwan.
28: King Abdullah.
29: The Mamluks and the Ottomans in Arabia.
30: Muhammad, Prophet of Islam.
31: Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab.
32: Nabateans.
33: Najran.
34: Pre-Islamic Arabia.
35: Rashidun: The Righteous Caliphs.
36: The Rise of Islam.
37: Sharifs of Mecca.
38: Third Saudi State: Saudi Arabia in the 20th Century.
39: The Umayyads.
40: Government and Politics.
41: The Arab Spring.
42: Capital and Corporal Punishment.
43: Constitution and Legal Reform.
44: Corruption.
45: Gulf Cooperation Council.
46: Human Rights and Censorship.
47: Law Enforcement and Security.
48: Local Government and Municipal Elections.
49: Military.
50: Political Dissent and Opposition.
51: Political Reform and Modernization.
52: Saudi Monarchy and Branches of the Government.
53: Saudi–U.S. Relations.
54: Sharia Law and Judicial System.
55: Ulama.
56: Wahhabi Ideology.
57: Economy.
58: Agriculture.
59: Diversification and Development Plans.
60: Energy.
61: Financial Institutions and Saudi Riyal.
62: Land and Household Policy.
63: Migrant Workers and Unemployment.
64: Oil Industry and Aramco.
65: OPEC and OAPEC.
66: Petrochemical Industry.
67: Public vs. Private Sectors.
68: Saudization.
69: Science and Technology.
70: Taxation.
71: Tourism.
72: Trade and Exports.
73: Transportation.
74: Vision 2030.
75: Religion and Thought.
76: Five Pillars or the Tenets of Islam.
77: Hajj.
78: Islamic Calendar.
79: Jihad.
80: Non-Muslims.
81: Quran.
82: Shia Community.
83: Shia Islam.
84: Sunni Islam and Jurisprudence.
85: Social Classes and Ethnicity.
86: Bedouins and Nomadism.
87: Ethnic Composition.
88: Health and Welfare.
89: House of Saud.
90: Major Tribes.
91: Settled Population: Hadar.
92: Sharif and Sayyid.
93: Sulubbah.
94: Urbanization.
95: Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality.
96: Divorce.
97: Domestic Violence.
98: Gender Segregation.
99: Guardianship.
100: Hijab and Dress Code.
101: Identity Cards.
102: Marriage Law and Tradition.
103: The Mutawwa: Saudi Religious Police.
104: Parents and Children.
105: Social Life, Kinship, and Friendships.
106: Traditional Wedding.
107: Women in Public Office.
108: Women’s Mobility and Driving Ban.
109: Education.
110: Education of Women.
111: Higher Education.
112: International Schools.
113: Islamic Education.
114: Key Universities.
115: Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University.
116: Secondary Education.
117: Language.
118: Arabic Alphabet and Script.
119: Arabic Calligraphy.
120: Arabic Dialects.
121: Dialect of Hijaz.
122: Dialect of Najdi.
123: Gulf Arabic and Minority Languages.
124: Etiquette.
125: Death Rites.
126: Dress Etiquette.
127: Honor.
128: Majlis.
129: Social Life.
130: Workweek and Holidays.
131: Literature.
132: Abdelrahman Munif.
133: Ghazi al-Gosaibi.
134: Poetry.
135: Prose.
136: Raja Alem.
137: Turki al-Hamad.
138: Women Writers.
139: Art and Architecture.
140: Abraj al-Bait.
141: Bedouin Jewelry.
142: Calligraphic Art.
143: Contemporary Art.
144: Great Mosque of Mecca.
145: Modernization of Saudi Architecture.
146: Sadu Weaving.
147: Traditional Architecture.
148: Traditional Garments.
149: Music and Dance.
150: Ardha Dance.
151: Bedouin Music.
152: Contemporary Saudi and Khaliji Music.
153: Janadiriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival.
154: Music of Hijaz and Asir.
155: Religious Music.
156: Sawt Music.
157: Traditional Instruments.
158: Wedding Music and Dance.
159: Food.
160: Arabic Coffee, Tea, and Other Traditional Beverages.
161: Islamic Dietary Laws.
162: Kabsah.
163: Traditional Foods and Regional Variations.
164: Leisure and Sports.
165: Camel Racing.
166: Falconry.
167: Golf.
168: Horse Racing.
169: Maqha: Traditional Coffeehouse.
170: Popular Consumerism.
171: Soccer.
172: Women in Sports.
173: Media and Popular Culture.
174: Cinema.
175: Freedom of Speech.
176: Government Censorship.
177: Internet and Social Media.
178: Printed Press.
179: Television.
180: Tradition vs. Globalization.
Appendix A: A Day in the Life.
A Day in the Life of a Young Professional Woman.
A Day in the Life of a Bedouin.
A Day in the Life of a Rural Widow.
A Day in the Life of a Young Urban Man.
Appendix B: Glossary of Key Terms.
Appendix C: Facts and Figures.
Appendix D: Holidays.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.