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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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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.).

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39365
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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

Type
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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).

Type
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31316
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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.

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

Description

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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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29464
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Description

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world’s foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. The encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity, thus emphasizing that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as a global world religion. Presenting the same heralded original essays and research from thematic print edition, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism is now available in a fully searchable, dynamic digital format. The online reference currently includes volume I of ultimately five volumes.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11901
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Description

This is an online version of the 2001 edition of this classic reference work. Provides more than 15,000 biographies of people in all realms of music, spanning the medieval ages to the present. Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11823
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Encyclopedia of Special Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals
Description

The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information about new legislation and guidelines. In addition, this comprehensive resource features school psychology, neuropsychology, reviews of new tests and curricula that have been developed since publication of the second edition in 1999, and new biographies of important figures in special education. Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, Third Edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.  The encyclopedia is edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Texas A&M University and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, University of Colorado.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition/2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11591
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