Beschreibung

These unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Jordan, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Geographic Divisions and Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Rivers * The Dead Sea * Gulf of Aqaba * Azraq Oasis * Major Cities * Amman * Zarqa * Irbid * Aqaba * Environmental Concerns * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * Early Jordanian Kingdoms * Jordan Between Competing Powers * Muslim Conquest and the Crusades * Ottoman Rule and World War I * Creation of Modern Jordan * Abdullah and Independence * Hussein and the 1967 War * Continued Hostilities * The 1980s and 1990s * Jordan under Abdullah II * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry and Tourism * Natural Resources and Energy * Trade * Banking & Finance * Standard of Living and Employment * Public vs. Private Sector * Future Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Religion * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts * Sports & Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * Relations with the United States * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Saudi Arabia * Iraq * Syria * Israel * Palestinian Authority * Police Force * Military * Overview * Capabilities * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * Area * Geographic Divisions and Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Major Cities * Amman * Zarqa * Irbid * Aqaba * History * Ancient Jordan * Modern Jordan * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview * Major Religions * Islam * Christianity * Role of Religion in Government * Religion in Daily Life * Religious Holidays * Muslim Holidays * Christian Holidays * Buildings of Worship * Mosques * Churches * Behavior in Places of Worship * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Codes of Politeness * Greetings * Names and Titles * Eye Contact and Physical Distance * Gender Issues * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Dress Codes * Non-Religious Holidays * Do's and Don'ts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urbanization Issues * Urban Economy * Healthcare * Education * Restaurants * Formal Establishments * Vendors and Informal Restaurants * Marketplace and Street Vendors * Money and ATMs * Transportation * Cars * Taxis * Buses * Air and Rail * Street Crime and Solicitations * Crime * Beggars * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Land Distribution * Economy * Transportation * Healthcare * Education * Village Life * Different Regions and Ways of Life * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * Chapter 5 Assessment * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Introduction * Typical Household and Family Structure * The Status of Women * Status of Elders, Adolescents, and Children * Married Life, Divorce, and Birth * Marriage

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