Religious Celebrations An Encyclopedia Of Holidays Festivals Solemn Observances And Spiritual Commemorations 2 Volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842064
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Religious Celebrations An Encyclopedia Of Holidays Festivals Solemn Observances And Spiritual Commemorations 2 Volumes from the Author: J. Gordon Melton. This two-volume work presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe. • More than 800 A–Z entries on religious holidays and calendars • Photographs of people celebrating various holidays around the world • A bibliography with each entry that offers sources for further research

A Brief Guide To Celtic Myths And Legends

Author: Martyn Whittock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338937
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A Brief Guide To Celtic Myths And Legends from the Author: Martyn Whittock. A very readable guide which fills the gap between academic analysis and less critical retellings of the myths and legends. Marytn Whittock provides an accessible overview while also assessing the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. Since all records of the myths first occur in the early medieval period, the focus is on the survival of pre-Christian mythology and the interactions of the early Christian writers with these myths. A wide-ranging and enthralling introduction to Celtic mythology, from the Irish gods before gods, the Fomorians, to the children of Llyr, the sea deity; from the hunter-warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, whose exploits are chronicled in the Fenian Cycle, to Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster; and from the Welsh heroes of the Mabinogion to Arthur, King of Britain, though the mythical, Welsh version who predates the medieval legends.

Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678800X
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Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece from the Author: Nigel Wilson. Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Library Journal

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Library Journal from the Author: . Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Fourth Of July Encyclopedia

Author: James R. Heintze
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476608555
Size: 49.25 MB
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The Fourth Of July Encyclopedia from the Author: James R. Heintze. This is the first comprehensive reference work on America's Independence Day. Bringing attention to persons, places, and events of historical significance, the book focuses on the Fourth of July as it has been commemorated over the span of more than two centuries, starting with the first celebrations: public readings of the Declaration of Independence that occurred within days of its signing. Biographical sketches feature presidents (and how each celebrated the Fourth) and other politicians, famous soldiers, educators, engineers, scientists, athletes, musicians, and literary figures. Other topics include parks, monuments and statues dedicated on the Fourth; famous speeches and the personalities behind their stories; and general subjects of interest including education, abolition, temperance, African Americans, Native Americans, wars, transportation and holiday catastrophes.

Encyclopedia Of Medieval Philosophy

Author: Henrik Lagerlund
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140209728X
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Encyclopedia Of Medieval Philosophy from the Author: Henrik Lagerlund. Research on medieval philosophy has advanced greatly in the last thirty years, but there has not been a comprehensive encyclopedia summarizing the current research available. This two-volume reference work fills that void. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area, but it also provides more in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. Furthermore, in order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities. Complete with cross-references between key words and related essays to enable efficient searches, this Encyclopedia is exhaustive, unprecedented, and user-friendly. It is indispensable for scholars of medieval philosophy and of the history of ideas, and it is also useful for anyone interested in medieval ideas and thought.

Marriage Customs Of The World An Encyclopedia Of Dating Customs And Wedding Traditions

Author: George Monger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846647
Size: 50.13 MB
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Marriage Customs Of The World An Encyclopedia Of Dating Customs And Wedding Traditions from the Author: George Monger. This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.

Religions Of The World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Beliefs And Practices 2nd Edition 6 Volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842048
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Religions Of The World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Beliefs And Practices 2nd Edition 6 Volumes from the Author: J. Gordon Melton. This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry