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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Publication Date: 2004-12-03
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Call Number: REF 305.8 WOR
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Contains entries that provide information on over five hundred world cultures, each with coverage of twenty different areas of daily life, focusing on the traditions, living conditions, and personalities of people in modern times, rather than in the past. Grouped by geographic region.
New World of Pacific Civilizations
Call Number: 900 BUR
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
Traces human development in the "New World" and Pacific islands from prehistoric times through the 1850s.
A History of Asia
Call Number: 950 MUR
Publication Date: 1999-08-10
Written by a leading scholar, A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as Monsoon Asia - India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan - from earliest of times to the present. Its extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style.
Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion
Call Number: R 200.95 SHA
Publication Date: 1994-05-10
With more than four thousand entries and over one hundred illustrations, this encyclopedia offers a complete survey of the four major religious traditions of Asia. It is designed not only for students and scholars but also to help general readers find their way through the thicket of unfamiliar words and concepts that are often encountered today in various fields such as the health professions, psychotherapy, the sciences, and the media.
A Day in the Life of Japan
Call Number: 779.995 SMO
Publication Date: 1985-11-01
Captioned photographs depict Japanese life during one twenty-four hour period in 1985.
Call Number: 952.03 MCC
Publication Date: 2001-11-01
Presents an overview of modern Japan, from 1603 to 1997, exploring the political, social, cultural, and economic history of the country.
Call Number: 951.9 MCN
Publication Date: 1986-05-01
An introduction to the geography, history, economy, people, culture, and government of The Land of the Morning Calm, a peninsula dominated by larger neighbors for many centuries.