By Alastair H. Thomas
The A to Z of Denmark relates the background of this profitable state via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, officers, explorers, authors, architects, composers, painters, astronomers, educationists, reformers, political events, social hobbies, and different elements of Danish society.
By Rüdiger Seten
By Rudi Loderbauer
By Richard Lee,Richard Daly
By Leo Munt
By Irene Scobbie
The A to Z of Sweden relates the historical past of Sweden via a chronology, an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major folks, occasions, and associations, this dictionary offers details starting from politics to economics, from schooling to faith, and from song to literature.
By Christoph Asendorf
By Michael Golay,John S. Bowman
This is an authoritative, one-stop source for crucial details at the exploration of North the United States, from alleged pre-Columbian explorers to polar expeditions within the 20th century. thoroughly up to date in content material and old technique, the booklet is split into seven sections, every one protecting a massive quarter of exploration. shiny, narrative entries convey to lifestyles early expeditions (e.g., African and Scandinavian voyages, genuine and apocryphal), voyages of eu explorers, Western expeditions, and explorations of the Arctic. From the Atlantic seaboard to the Appalachians to the Mississippi to the northernmost areas, readers will notice the local countries, geographical positive aspects, inner most and governmental associations, and settlements that performed a job within the heritage of exploring the continent. Maps, photographs, and sidebars with vigorous first-person money owed from modern diaries, studies, and information bills around out this thorough exam of the various adventures taken round the continent.
Michael Golay has released 5 books on American background, together with such a lot lately The Ruined Land. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.
John Bowman is the Editor of the Cambridge Dictionary of yank Biography and diverse different reference works. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
By Jan Sjåvik
The A to Z of Norway provides a wealth of knowledge that illuminates Norway's impressive heritage, society, and tradition. this is often performed via a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and over 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries protecting occasions and participants of old, political, social, and cultural importance. either earlier and current political events are mentioned, significant financial sectors are defined, and uncomplicated monetary evidence are supplied. a number of entries describe the background and sights of significant Norwegian towns, and Norway's position within the foreign group is certain to boot supplying an entire portrait of this brilliant country.
By Abdelwahab Meddeb,Benjamin Stora
This is the 1st encyclopedic advisor to the heritage of kin among Jews and Muslims world wide from the delivery of Islam to this day. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the ebook gains greater than a hundred and fifty authoritative and obtainable articles through a world crew of major specialists in heritage, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. equipped thematically and chronologically, this fundamental reference offers serious proof and balanced context for larger old realizing and a extra educated discussion among Jews and Muslims.
Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early glossy interval in the course of the 19th century, within the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; half III, the 20 th century, together with the exile of Jews from the Muslim global, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and half IV, intersections among Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, paintings, ritual, and ideology. the most articles deal with significant subject matters akin to the Jews of Arabia on the starting place of Islam; detailed profiles conceal very important contributors and areas; and excerpts from fundamental assets offer modern perspectives on old events.
Contributors contain Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and lots of more.
- Covers the background of relatives among Jews and Muslims worldwide from the start of Islam to today
- Written through a global staff of major scholars
- Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
- Includes profiles of significant humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem start, Edward acknowledged, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and locations (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
- Presents passages from crucial records of every ancient interval, similar to the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
- Richly illustrated with greater than 250 pictures, together with maps and colour photographs
- Includes vast cross-references, bibliographies, and an index