Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion [TRIAL]

Description

Edited by Gerhard Robbers, University of Trier (Emeritus), and W. Cole Durham, Jr, Brigham Young University; Associate Editor: Donlu Thayer, Brigham Young University

This resource covers all independent nations and jurisdictions (organized regionally under Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana) as well as the major international organizations, treating the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

Each article provides the following information for the broadest comparative advantage:

• Social facts;
• Historical background;
• Position of religion in the legal system;
• Individual religious freedom;
• Legal status of religious communities;
• Right of autonomy;
• Active religious communities and cultures;
• Labour law within religious communities;
• Religious assistance in public institutions;
• Legal position of religious personnel and members of religious orders;
• Matrimonial and familial laws;
• Religious and criminal laws; and
• Country-specific issues.

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Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Alternative Titles
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Description

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies; and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields.

Edited by a team of geographically diverse scholars drawn from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities with international reputations in the field

Entries are written in an approachable and accessible manner and include a short bibliography and a list of cross-references
Unique in its interdisciplinary approach across allied social sciences including sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, politics, contemporary history, and psychology

Attention paid to the identification and inclusion of feminist authors and activists, women’s non-governmental organizations, and key texts, events and legislation that have either enhanced or curtailed women’s rights
 

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Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy

Description

Electronic, searchable edition of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy, with entries on more than 300 thinkers and key concepts. Also includes timeline, glossary and detailed bibliography. Coverage extends from early Islamic period to modern period. 

Table Of Contents:

Introduction
How to use the Dictionary
General bibliography
List of contributors 
List of biographical entries and authors 
Entries A-Z
Glossary
Index of names
Index of terms

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40105
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Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in. In more than 450 articles, written by the major specialists in the field, it offers a synthesis of the most important research in Chinese linguistics and provides adequate and up to date bibliographical coverage. 

As such it is the reference source for information on:
• the Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages of China including Sign Languages: their lexicon, syntax and sound structure
• their history and situation today
• the writing systems: their emergence, development, spread and use today
• the history of Chinese linguistics, both the indigenous and the western traditions
• the sociolinguistic situation, language contact and language variation
• psycho- and neurolinguistic studies on Chinese, including first language acquisition
• second language acquisition and language pedagogy
• and many other aspects of Chinese and Chinese linguistics (e.g., Chinese in the diaspora, Chinese loanwords in other languages, history of lexicography, etc.).

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40072
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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

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International Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Education, Elsevier, 3rd edition
IEE
Description

This is the third edition of Elsevier's International Encyclopedia of Education (IEE). Included are over 1,350 articles with coverage of 24 different areas of education scholarship. Some of the topics covered include: teachnololy and learning, demography and social change, globalization, adult learning, etc. Contributors represent over 100 countries and provide multidisciplinary subject coverage. Access to multimedia audio and video files is also included. 

Published in print in 2010, this eight-volume reference work provides a quick and reliable introduction to most topics in education.  Editors-in-chief are Penelope Peterson (Northwestern), Eva Baker (UCLA) and Barry McGaw (McGaw Group).

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Encyclopedia of African American Music

Description

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Includes more than 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30052
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International Encyclopedia of Dance

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A fully searchable electronic version of the six-volume print encyclopedia. Provides access to nearly 2,000 articles on all aspects of dance, including theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. Entries are also A-Z browsable.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29464
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