The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Volumes 1-2

By John Anthony McGuckin

With a mixture of essay-length and brief entries written through a workforce of best spiritual specialists, the two-volume Encyclopedia of japanese Orthodoxy deals the main accomplished consultant to the cultural and highbrow international of japanese Orthodox Christianity on hand in English this present day. • an exceptional reference paintings delivering the 1st English language multi-volume account of the foremost old, liturgical, doctrinal gains of jap Orthodoxy, together with the Non-Chalcedonian churches• Explores of the most important traditions of japanese Orthodoxy intimately, together with the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches• Uniquely entire, it truly is edited through one of many major students within the box and offers authoritative yet obtainable articles by means of quite a number best foreign lecturers and Orthodox figures• Spans the interval from past due Antiquity to the current, encompassing matters together with heritage, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon legislations, philosophy, people tradition, structure, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all along a wide and generously certain prosopography• established alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries starting from a hundred to 6,000 phrases

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

By George Ritzer

This concise encyclopedia is the main entire overseas survey of sociology ever created in a single quantity.

  • Contains over 800 entries from the total breadth of the discipline
  • Distilled from the very hot Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, with entries thoroughly revised and up-to-date to supply succinct and up to date insurance of the elemental topics
  • Global in scope, either when it comes to issues and contributors
  • Each access contains references and recommendations for additional reading
  • Cross-referencing permits effortless stream round the volume

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

By Margaret Bunson

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF historic EGYPT is the 1st single-volume reference consultant to the impressive tradition that flourished at the banks of the Nile from the predynastic interval, 3200 B.C., to the autumn of the hot country in 1070 B.C.
Illustrated with greater than a hundred seventy five line drawings, maps, and time charts, over 1,500 entries span all of the gods, rulers, towns, and issues vital in old Egypt, including:
-Art and Architecture
-The Sphinx
-The Military
In addition, a number of wide essays on such key subject matters as astronomy, mortuary rituals, agriculture, extra light up this attention-grabbing interval of civilization.

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The Piano: An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments)

The Piano: An Encyclopedia used to be chosen in its first variation as a decision notable publication and is still a desirable and exceptional reference paintings. The software has been on the heart of tune historical past with even composers of huge symphonic paintings announcing that they don't write whatever with no sketching it out first on a piano; its obstacles and expressive potential have performed a lot to form the contours of the western musical idiom. in the scope of this common advisor is every little thing from the acoustics and building of the piano to the historical past of the corporations that experience outfitted them.

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture)

Boasting greater than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of up to date British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons within the latter 1/2 the 20 th century. It examines excessive and pop culture and encompasses either institutional and substitute facets of British tradition. It offers perception into the entire spectrum of British modern lifestyles. subject matters coated contain: structure, pubs, movie, web and present takes at the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents record let readers to spot similar articles. The entries variety from brief biographical synopses to longer evaluation essays on key concerns.
This Encyclopedia is vital interpreting for a person attracted to British tradition. It additionally offers a cultural context for college students of English, smooth heritage and Comparative eu reports.

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Encyclopedia of Caves (2nd Edition)

By David C. Culver, William B. White

Encyclopedia of Caves
is a self-contained, fantastically illustrated paintings devoted to caves and their special environments. It contains greater than a hundred finished articles from best students and explorers in 15 diverse nations. each one access is particular and scientifically sound, but obtainable for college kids and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with countless numbers of full-color photos, maps, and drawings from the authors' personal paintings, which offer specific pictures of the underground atmosphere.
* international in reach--authors are a world staff of specialists masking caves from round the world
* comprises 24 new articles commissioned in particular for this 2d variation
* Articles include broad bibliographies cross-referencing comparable essays
* thousands of colour photos, maps, charts and illustrations of cave positive factors and biota
* A-Z series and a complete index permit for simple place of issues
* word list offers definitions of all key vocabulary items

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Dictionary of Music (Facts on File)

By Christine Ammer

This reference presents in-depth factors and examples of greater than 3000 musical phrases and issues, together with biographies of composers. Spanning early background to the current day the dictionary comprises factors of phrases, illustrations of tools, repertory for a few of the tools, pronunciations of overseas phrases and composers and inclusion of charts offering more information on crucial ballets, operas and symphonies. matters coated comprise: a capella; afterbeat; bluegrass; cantata; cajun tune; chamber opera; electronic recording; electronica; movie track; guitar; jazz; masque; second shape; open hamony; pedal clavichord; reggae; string quartet; studio song; and woodwind quintet.

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