Subject Encyclopedias

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
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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Encyclopedia of Christianity

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, this comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008. It has become a standard reference work for the study of Christianity past and present.

Comprehensive, up-to-date, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship yet intended for a wide range of readers, the Encyclopedia also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christianity finds itself.

Describing Christianity in its global context, the Encyclopedia is a fully international work, with more than 1,700 articles written by scholars from many countries and cultural backgrounds. Separate articles for every continent and for over 170 countries present both the history and the current situation of the Christian faith in all its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd revised ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33408
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Brill Dictionary of Religion

Alternative Titles
Brill Dictionary of Religion Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brill Dictionary of Religion Online (BDR) comprehensively addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse. Richly illustrated and with more than 500 entries, the dictionary is a multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment. It is unusual in that it not only addresses the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions but it also gives equal weight and consideration to a multiplicity of other religious phenomena. Brill Dictionary of Religion Online helps map out and define the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies, and provides models for understanding these complex phenomena.

Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Revised Edition of Metzler Lexikon Religion, edited by Christoph Auffarth, Jutta Bernard and Hubert Mohr. Translated from the German by Robert R. Barr

Type
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33406
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Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

Alternative Titles
Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

This online version of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences. An invaluable resource for both the advanced scholar and the graduate student.

Includes both large survey chapters organized by subject (Macropaedia) and 146 smaller entries ordered alphabetically (Micropaedia). 

Topics covered in the Macropaedia include:

Language and Education

Latin and Printing

Latin and the Vernacular

Neo-Latin Literature

Latin and the Arts

Latin and Philosophy

Latin and the Sciences

Latin and the Church

Latin and Law

Latin and the New World

Neo-Latin: The Twilight Years

History of Neo-Latin Studies

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33400
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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
EAGLL
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. All entries are authored and include bibliographies. As a reference tool, it is especially useful for students and scholars of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical Literature.

This resource is available on a trial basis, until December 21, 2013. Please send feedback to Beau Case: bdcase@umich.edu.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30924
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International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Description

Provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography.  Includes entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geogaphers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30527
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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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30052
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Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Description

Explores all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundations to its inception in the 1970s, through current-day issues on this alternative to traditional incarceration.  Topics include:  the history, development and definitions of community corrections; theory and treatment, classification and risk-assessment; probation; intermediate sanctions; and parole.

Includes a chronology, glossary, references and a resource guide.

Shannon Barton-Bellessa, editor.  2012.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30050
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Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: an Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa
Description

For each of the four regions (Middle East, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South, Central and West Asia), provides an introduction to: arts, culture and science; biographies; conflicts and wars; cities, states, countries and territories; history; peoples and migration; society and daily life; politics, government and economy; religion.    

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30048
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