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  • Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers)by Margery Post Abbott; Mary Ellen Chijioke; Pink Dandelion; Jr. John W. Oliver

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 99.99

    The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is small by anyone's definition, with only about 300,000 members worldwide, but its impact has been widely felt. Unlike other historical dictionaries, the authors present a series of worldwide essays on Quaker theology, history, and practice as well as the lives of individuals who have made this faith their... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of African American Cinemaby S. Torriano Berry; Venise T. Berry

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 39.99

    Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Hittitesby Charles Burney

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 99.99

    This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society, economy, material culture, and warfare of this ancient people. A 16-page photospread, introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography... more...

  • The A to Z of the Progressive Eraby Peter C. Holloran; Catherine Cocks; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible... more...

  • The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophyby John J. Drummond

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 89.99

    Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is widely regarded as the founding figure of the philosophical movement of 'phenomenology.' Husserl's philosophical program was both embraced and rejected by many, but in either case, his ideas set the stage for and exercised an enormous influence on the development of much of the philosophy that followed. In particular,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relationsby Sylvia Ellis

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 79.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. With an emphasis on the political and economic relationship between Britain and the United States, but also featuring the cultural links between the two.... more...

  • Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Secondby Julien R. Fielding

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 79.99

    Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of religious traditions through the study of feature films and focusing mainly on Eastern traditions. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Iraqby Edmund A. Ghareeb; Beth Dougherty

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Iraq begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the many periods that followed, ranging from the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the Abbasid Empire to present-day Iraq. Included are a historical overview; a country profile; a review of the economy, oil, fauna, and political institution; coverage of the Iran-Iraq... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of German Theaterby William Grange

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers the field of theater performance in the German language, concentrating on German-speaking Europe, through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant playwrights, directors, producers,... more...