THE ROUTLEDGE DICTIONARY OF EGYPTIAN GODS AND GODDESSES ROUTLEDGE DICTIONARIES

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The Routledge Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses Devils And Demons

Author : Manfred Lurker
ISBN : 0415340187
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50.59 MB
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From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.
Category: Religion

A Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses Devils And Demons

Author : Manfred Lurker
ISBN : 9781136106200
Genre : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
File Size : 33.81 MB
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Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses

Author : Michael Jordan
ISBN : 9781438109855
Genre : Goddesses
File Size : 89.19 MB
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Presents brief entries describing the gods and goddesses from the mythology and religion of a wide variety of cultures throughout history.
Category: Goddesses

The Routledge Dictionary Of English Language Studies

Author : Michael Pearce
ISBN : 9781134264285
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 81.78 MB
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Filled with real examples of the way people use English in different contexts, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies is an indispensable guide to the richness and variety of the English language for both students and the general reader. From abbreviation to zero-article, via fricative and slang, the Dictionary contains over 600 wide ranging and informative entries covering: the core areas of language description and analysis: phonetics and phonology, grammar, lexis, semantics, pragmatics and discourse sociolinguistics, including entries on social and regional variation, stylistic variation, and language and gender the history of the English language from Old English to the present-day the main varieties of English spoken around the world, covering the British isles, the Caribbean, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia stylistics, literary language and English usage.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Dictionary Of Politics

Author : David Robertson
ISBN : 9781134348145
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 60.14 MB
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This dictionary is the essential guide to politics, its terminologies, ideologies and institutions. Providing authoritative and up-to-date information that is invaluable to both students and general readers, it includes: well over 500 extensive definitions an understanding of the basics of political thought and theory clear, no-nonsense coverage of complex ideologies and dogmas succinct definitions of highly specialized and technical terms. Previously published by Penguin, this third edition has been extensively revised and updated with many new entries.
Category: Political Science

The Routledge Dictionary Of Literary Terms

Author : Peter Childs
ISBN : 0415340179
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 84.3 MB
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Examines the significance and history of a wide range of terms and phrases related to the analysis of literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Dictionary Of Cultural References In Modern French

Author : Michael Mould
ISBN : 9781136825729
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 37.45 MB
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The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Dictionary Of Chinese Symbols

Author : Wolfram Eberhard
ISBN : 9781134988648
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 83.41 MB
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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely. `An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving greater insight into many other aspects of Chinese life ... the most authoritative guide to Chinese symbolism available to the general reader today ... a well-researched, informative and entertaining guide to the treasure trove of Chinese symbols.' - South China Morning Post
Category: Social Science

Ancient Egyptian Gods And Goddesses

Author : George Hart
ISBN : 0714119482
Genre : Egypt
File Size : 62.10 MB
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This portable reference book includes individual entries on more than forty of the most frequently represented gods and goddesses, as well as related mythical creatures, such as Fates and Furies, and lesser-known gods from outlying areas of the Greco-Roman world.
Category: Egypt