Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Society in the Middle East and North Africa

Omani men and women perform a traditional dance at the end of the second stage of the Tour of Oman cycling race at Wadi Dayqah, east of the capital Muscat, on February 15, 2012. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP


The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the European partition of its territories more or less defined the borders of what we now know as the nation-states of the Middle East and North Africa.

As a consequence, the composition of each country’s society is a mixture of different heritages comprehending both the imperial and the colonial past, together with the impact of modernity and its technological revolution.

Fanacks’s Society file presents an analysis of each society in the region, in its various aspects including culture, religion, population and more.

Our mission is to offer a worthwhile contribution to the publication of balanced background up-to-date information on the topic from an Arab perspective.

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