Subject Encyclopedias

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

Alternative Titles
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
8000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9695
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Alternative Titles
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (GVRL)
Description
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices presents detailed information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religion impacts the daily lives of its followers. Entries cover everything from central doctrines and sacred texts to dietary customs and significant holidays. The three-volume set explores 13 major religions, plus 28 denominations, and spans 193 countries in Asia and Oceania, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Also includes 300 illustrations, belief tables showing how individual religions are unique and what they share with other religions, a calendar of holy days, a glossary, maps, a cumulative index, and much more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9691
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New Catholic Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
New Catholic Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
A standard in public, academic, and high school libraries worldwide, and prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. In addition to the hundreds of new, signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this edition also features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9689
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Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

Alternative Titles
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students (GVRL)
Description
Based on the scholarship in the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Africa, aimed at college and graduate students, this work presents Africa, from Egypt to Cape Town and from prehistoric times to the present day, in a format accessible to high school students. This set spans many disciplines, covering animals, foods, holidays and festivals, tribal groups, ecology, music and art, trade and economy, geography, religion, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Prehistory to the present day.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9687
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Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (GVRL)
Description

This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9669
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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL)
Description
Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9671
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Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Buddhism (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9667
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Encyclopedia of American Religions

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Religions (GVRL)
Description
Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
7th Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9665
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Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (GVRL)
Description
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers' behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9643
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Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

Alternative Titles
Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (GVRL)
Description
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1450-1789
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9641
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