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Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2nd ed. by The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.
Publication Date: 2004
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia by
Publication Date: 2002
Presents more than 2,600 entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.
China Today by Containing over 200 entries written by scholars working in various disciplines both in the United States and in China, this two-volume resource provides current, accurate, and useful information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of both the People's Republic and Taiwan since 1949. Illustrated and offering both a detailed subject index and extensive cross-referencing, this easy-to-use encyclopedia contains essays on important Chinese leaders and events since 1949, as well as on recent and contemporary political and cultural policies; relations with foreign states; internal poltical, economic, and commercial structures; literature; religion; the role of women; and many other important and timely topics.
Publication Date: 2005
Encyclopedia of Cuba by Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 82 distinguished scholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present. This wonderfully comprehensive two-volume set also tells the stories of Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Over 700 entries are presented in 12 topical chapters: - National Symbols - Geography, the Environment, and Urbanization - History: The Colonial Period (Pre-Columbian Era to 1901) - History: The Republican Period (1902-1958) - History and Government: The Revolutionary Period (1959-) - Contemporary Economy and Society - Literature and the Social Sciences - Performing Arts - Plastic Arts - Popular Culture and Religion - Sports - The Cuban Diaspora Also included are a chronology, more than 200 illustrations (many in color), photographs, maps, tables, graphs, historical and legal documents, U.S. laws relating to Cuba, information on governors and presidents, and information on Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Cuba is a unique, thorough, and impartial reference set, ideal for high school and university students, scholars, and the general public alike.
Publication Date: 2003
Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture by Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues. This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.
Publication Date: 1999
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture by
Publication Date: 1998
More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture by
Publication Date: 2001
Offering extensive coverage, this Encyclopedia is a new reference that reflects the vibrant, diverse and evolving culture of modern Japan, spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945 to the present day.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures by Spanning a period from 1920 to the present day, this unique A-Z resource features some 4000 entries on more than 40 regions in Latin America and the Caribbean."Culture" in this work encompasses food, sports, religion, television and other mass media, transportation, music and other performing arts, architecture, visual arts, politics and a wide range of other cultural phenomena
Publication Date: 2001
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture by This encyclopedia examines Russian culture from 1953, Stalin's death, to the present day. Both ¿Russian¿ and ¿Culture¿ are defined broadly. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition and regional characteristics, questions of national, regional, and ethnic identity receive special attention as do Russian-speaking immigrant communities. ¿Culture¿ embraces all aspects of culture and lifestyle, high and popular, artistic and material: art, fashion, literature, music, cooking, transport, politics and economics, film, crime ¿ all are covered to give a full picture of the Russian way of life through the extraordinary changes since the middle of the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture is an unbeatable resource on recent Russian culture and history for students, teachers, and researchers. It is a valuable acquisition for both academic and public libraries. Entries include cross-references and often short bibliographies. There is a full index.
Publication Date: 2007
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture by Some 750 alphabetically-arranged entries provide insights into recent cultural and political developments within Spain, including the cultures of Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque country. Coverage spans from the end of the Civil War in 1939 to the present day, with emphasis on the changes following the demise of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. Entries range from shorter, factual articles to longer overview essays offering in-depth treatment of major issues. Culture is defined in its broadest sense. Entries include: *Antonio Gaudí * science * Antonio Banderas * golf * dance * education * politics * racism * urbanization This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in Spanish culture. It provides essential cultural context for students of Spanish, European History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
Publication Date: 2002
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