After years of RPG abstinence, I am currently exploring the 5th edition of D&D with the Starter Set.
While previous editions had dedicated sourcebooks that would describe the geography, culture, history and background of Forgotten Realms, which seem to be the "default setting" for many adventures, I am missing such a book for 5e.
The only book I could find seems to be the rather thin and geographically focused "Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide".
Is there a reference available for the 5th edition that would provide the described background information in detail instead of discussing rules and game mechanics?
As a new player such a guide would really help to develop a better understanding of the environment and design and handle your character more effectively.