Brill's New Pauly , Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, by Manfred Landfester

By Manfred Landfester

"Brilly's New Pauly" is the English variation of the authoritative "Der Neue Pauly", released by way of Verlag J.B. Metzler on the grounds that 1996. The encyclopaedic assurance and excessive educational commonplace of the paintings, the interdisciplinary and modern technique and transparent and obtainable presentation have made the "New Pauly" the unrivalled glossy reference paintings for the traditional international. Fifteen volumes (Antiquity, 1-15) of "Brilly's New Pauly" are dedicated to Greco-Roman antiquity, and canopy greater than thousand years of background, starting from the second one millennium BC to early medieval Europe. certain emphasis is given to the interplay among Greco-Roman tradition at the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic tradition, and historical Judaism, Christianity, and Islam however.

Five volumes ("Classical Tradition", I-V) are uniquely inquisitive about the lengthy and influential aftermath of antiquity and the method of constant reinterpretation and revaluation of the traditional history, together with the historical past of classical scholarship. "Brilly's New Pauly" offers the present kingdom of conventional and new parts of analysis and brings jointly professional wisdom from best students from around the world. Many entries are elucidated with maps and illustrations and the English variation will contain up to date bibliographic references.

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Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia (Handicrafts by Catherine Amoroso Leslie

By Catherine Amoroso Leslie

Needlework serves useful reasons, corresponding to delivering heat, yet has additionally communicated person and social id, religious ideals, and aesthetic beliefs all through time and geography. Needlework traditions are usually linked to rituals and celebrations of lifestyles occasions. Often-overlooked by way of historians, training needlework and growing needlework gadgets presents insights to the historical past of daily life. Needlework suggestions traveled with retailers and explorers, making a legacy of cross-cultural trade. a few suggestions are almost common and others are restricted to a small geographical region. Settlers introduced traditions which have been occasionally re-invented as indigenous arts. This quantity of roughly seventy five entries is a accomplished source on options and cultural traditions for college kids, info pros, and collectors.

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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume by Lester R. Kurtz

By Lester R. Kurtz

The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and clash , a three-volume set written through greater than two hundred eminent participants from all over the world, takes benefit of expanding, around the globe understanding within the public, deepest, advertisement, and educational sectors approximately manifestations of violence in all segments of society. whereas the individuals don't use those volumes to make particular arguments, they do describe and make clear the advancements in suggestion that experience resulted in present theories approximately and positions on violence and peace. Our reviewers continuously word that whereas many in-depth reports of struggle, peace, and aggression exist, the attendant specialization retains students from studying approximately comparable fields. No ebook competing with the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and clash can fulfill their desire for an unlimited introductory paintings to the sort of different and socially-important box. This significant paintings contains greater than one hundred ninety multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references and greater than 2,000 bibliography entries for additional interpreting that are prepared alphabetically for simple entry. Key gains * greater than one hundred ninety multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references * Article define and thesaurus of key phrases commence each one article * Entries prepared alphabetically for simple entry * Three-volume set with topic index of over 750 entries * Articles written by way of greater than 2 hundred eminent members from all over the world

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Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set, Volume 1-4 by Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist, Jeffery Burley

By Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist, Jeffery Burley

A mix of extensive disciplinary insurance and clinical excellence, the Encyclopedia of wooded area Sciences could be an vital addition to the library of a person drawn to forests, forestry and wooded area sciences. filled with useful insights from specialists world wide, this awesome set not just summarizes fresh advances in woodland technological know-how ideas, but in addition completely covers the elemental details very important to complete realizing of the real parts of forestry.The Encyclopedia of woodland Sciences additionally covers proper biology and ecology, types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), medical names of bushes and shrubs, and the utilized, fiscal, and social points of wooded area administration. necessary key positive aspects extra increase the application of this Encyclopedia as an excellent reference tool.Also on hand on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes huge searching, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and straightforward. for additional info, pricing innovations and availability stopover at www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Edited and written through a distinctive staff of editors and participants* Well-organized encyclopedic layout offers concise, readable entries, effortless searches, and thorough cross-references* Illustrative tables, figures, and pictures in each access, produced in complete colour* finished thesaurus defines new and significant phrases* entire, updated insurance of over 60 components of woodland sciences -- absolute to be of curiosity to scientists, scholars, and execs alike!* Editor-in-Chief is the prior president of the foreign Union of Forestry study companies, the oldest overseas collaborative forestry study association with over 15,000 scientists from a hundred nations

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All Things in the Bible: An Encyclopedia of the Biblical by Nancy M. Tischler

By Nancy M. Tischler

The Bible is the significant textual content of Western civilization, and an knowing of it is important to the examine of worldwide historical past and tradition. moreover, an increasing number of highschool scholars and undergraduates are learning the Bible as literature. huge in scope and written specifically for prime college scholars and basic readers, this encyclopedia surveys the cloth tradition, customs, and ideology of the biblical global via greater than two hundred alphabetically prepared entries at the instruments, animals, meals, behavior, legislation, professions, and peoples of the Bible. incorporated are such entries as:

  • Afterlife
  • Agriculture
  • Angels
  • Chariots
  • canines
  • Embalming
  • homes
  • Locusts
  • Moloch
  • Proverbs
  • Sacrifice
  • Vineyards
  • conflict
  • Witchcraft
  • and plenty of extra. each one access offers definitions; scriptural references; etymological, historic, and archaeological details; and, while attainable, a dialogue of the relevance of the subject to fashionable readers. The encyclopedia covers the peoples who have been part of biblical lifestyles: the Essenes and Pharisees, the scribes and monks, the acquaintances and enemies, and the nice powers that enslaved them. furthermore, it explains a few of the significant occasions in Israel's heritage, the accredited idea of cosmology and climate, and the typical realizing of many info from the production to Armageddon. beneficial properties and merits:
  • comprises greater than 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries.
  • presents various illustrations.
  • Entries cite works for additional interpreting.
  • bargains a specific, normal bibliography.
  • includes a number of discovering aids, together with lists of entries, cross-references, and a close index.
  • Illuminates lifestyle in biblical instances.
  • helps the literature curriculum through assisting scholars comprehend the valuable textual content of the Western culture.
  • helps the heritage curriculum through the use of the bible to discover the customs and cultures of the biblical international.
  • Fosters an appreciation for the Judeo-Christian historical past.
  • Assists basic readers in studying in regards to the foundations of Judaism, Christianity, and Western civilization.
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