This 4 volume set which examines over 200 countries, has over 1000 photographs and 200 maps. Each profile features the country's cultural history, shared values, behaviors and cultural variations -- from customs and rituals to holidays, pastimes, food and arts. Profiles range from 10 to 40+ pages in length. more than 1,000 photographs and more than 200 maps.
Contains encyclopedic entries arranged alphabetically within ethno-linguistic classifications. Each entry has four main sections: an introduction identifying the language group, where they are found, and their numbers; a brief discussion of their origins and early history; a section on cultural life that includes religion, literature, social organization, and art; and a final section on political organization and recent history.
A definitive guide to the economics and politics of the Middle East. This title provides clear definitions detailing terms, concepts, names and organizations used in relation to current economic or political affairs in the Middle East.