Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of European Social History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of European Social History (GVRL)
Description
This six-volume reference on European social history includes more than 230 articles on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9703
Access
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Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (GVRL)
Description
This broad-based set surveys clothing, body adornment, and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress. It also presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras, which are frequently the topic of student research. Topics range from the bustle, sari, and toga to Polyester and body piercing. The short entries explain the history of garments (necktie, codpiece, cocktail dress, bathing suit, burqua, Nehru jacket), techniques and manufactures (batik, dry cleaning, zipper, stone washing), body adornment (makeup, mask, tattoo, wig), and important persons and institutions (Coco Chanel, Edith Head, Yves Saint-Laurent, Fashion Institute of Technology). The longer essays provide cultural context: class, gender, sumptuary laws, costume design for stage and screen, advertising; fashion careers; ecclesiastical dress; military uniforms; etc. The set includes a comprehensive general index in the last volume, a timeline, and a topical outline. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1st edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9701
Access
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Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Immigration (GVRL)
Description
Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Colonial period to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9699
Access
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Dictionary of American History

Alternative Titles
Dictionary of American History (GVRL)
Description
The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
3rd. Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9697
Access
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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Access
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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
Access
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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Access
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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
Access
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