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Dictionaries

  • Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophyby Anthony Preus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition covers the history of Greek philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important philosophers, concepts, issues, and events. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 139.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history. more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby Charles Hodgson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    From head to toe to breast to behind,  Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know:   - eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language? - callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"? - gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ?   A treat... more...

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinemaby Marek Haltof

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)by John F. Copper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 109.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Taiwan (Republic of China) covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Bulgariaby Raymond Detrez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    This third edition covers Bulgarian history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced entries on important people, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an access point for students, researchers, and general readers. more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 1by Zhang Zhibin; Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Ben cao gang mu , compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518?1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically... more...

  • Dubious Definitionsby Brian Allen

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary unlike any other, Dubious Definitions: A Dictionary of Misinterpretation is a clever, yet infuriatingly entertaining read.It provides totally unreliable, inaccurate, tortured meanings to over 1,000 unfortunate words through the use of cryptic stupidity, abused double entendre, as well as the rigorous application of a finely honed level... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Australiaby Norman Abjorensen; James C. Docherty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...