Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States (Culture and Customs of the Middle East) (1ST)

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Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States (Culture and Customs of the Middle East) (1ST)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 174 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780313336591
  • DDC分類 306.09536

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Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world's eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, family life, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world's wealthiest, up-and-coming nations.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword                                    vii
Preface ix
Chronology xi
Land, People, and History 1 (24)
Religion and Worldview 25 (16)
Literature and Media 41 (18)
Settlement, Architecture, and Material 59 (28)
Culture
Food, Dress, and Personal Adornment 87 (22)
Gender, Marriage, and Family 109(18)
Social Lives: Customs, Folklore, and the 127(16)
Daily Rhythm
Music and Dance 143(14)
Glossary 157(4)
Bibliography 161(8)
Index 169