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Encyclopedia Of Sacred Places 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Norbert C. Brockman
ISBN : 9781598846553
Genre : Social Science
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Now thoroughly revised and updated, this encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture. • Over 300 A–Z entries covering sites and pilgrimages sacred to the world's major religious traditions • Illustrative photographs and maps • A glossary of relevant terms • Appendices listing sites by country, faith tradition, and placement in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Religious Controversies In The United States 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Bill J Leonard
ISBN : 9781598848687
Genre : Religion
File Size : 73.89 MB
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This book provides a thorough introduction to historical and contemporary issues in American religion, tackling controversial hot-button topics such as abortion, Intelligent Design, and Scientology. • Approximately 500 entries written by more than 60 contributors • Primary documents that provide firsthand accounts of issues and events
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Sacred Places

Author : Norbert Brockman
ISBN : 9781598846546
Genre : Religion
File Size : 84.87 MB
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This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.
Category: Religion

The 9 11 Encyclopedia 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Stephen E Atkins
ISBN : 9781598849226
Genre : History
File Size : 73.91 MB
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This work offers a sweeping collection of A–Z entries and primary source documents that presents a thorough examination of all the individuals, groups, and events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. • Includes 3 introductory essays, more than 170 entries, 60 photographs, and 10 charts • A documents volume of more than 55 key primary source documents, including new ones added for the second edition • A detailed chronology of key events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks • An annotated bibliography listing the most authoritative works about 9/11
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Modern Ethnic Conflicts 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.
ISBN : 9781610695534
Genre : History
File Size : 53.2 MB
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An indispensable reference that will help students understand the major ethnic conflicts that dominate the headlines and shape the modern world. • Presents comprehensive coverage of ethnic conflicts that enables readers to comprehend recent events around the world • Contains updates and revisions to the first edition and new entries on more current conflicts • Features cases that are both relevant and topical, covering the vast majority of the conflicts that are spilling blood, affecting policies, and shaping the contemporary world • Includes primary documents that support the text, allowing students to use hard evidence in their research • Supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics and conflict
Category: History

Religions Of The World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Beliefs And Practices 2nd Edition 6 Volumes

Author : J. Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781598842043
Genre : Religion
File Size : 33.59 MB
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This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Urban Legends 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN : 9781598847215
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.3 MB
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This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online. • Approximately 300 individual entries for specific urban legends • An introduction provides a brief history of urban legend research • A selected bibliography and reference citations
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Animal Rights And Animal Welfare 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author : Marc Bekoff
ISBN : 9780313352560
Genre : Nature
File Size : 35.77 MB
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A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection. • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual "who's who" in the broad areas of animal protection • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia
Category: Nature

Encyclopedia Of Religions

Author : John G. R. Forlong
ISBN : 9781605204871
Genre : Religion
File Size : 71.52 MB
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In Egypt Seb-the earth-is a goose, "the great cackler," who lays the gold egg-the sun. The goose was early tamed by Egyptians, though they had neither ducks nor fowls as domestic birds. In India Brahma rides the goose (see Hansa), and in mythology it is often confused with the swan, which is the great emblem of white, and snow, clouds. The goose is an emblem of Frey, and the swan of Freya, among the Norse. The swan was sacred to the sea god Niord. Russian folk-lore abounds with tales of geese, swans, and ducks. Wedding gifts always include geese, which are symbolic of conjugal fidelity. -from "Goose" This 1906 classic of comparative literature, hard to find in print today, was the first English-language project to approach the world's religions from an anthropological perspective. The work of thirty years for Scottish author JAMES G. R. FORLONG (1824-1904), it was originally published under the now-antiquated title A Cyclopedia of Religions and produced at the author's own expense, so strongly did he feel about the need for it despite the reluctance of the publishing houses of the day to produce it. A road engineer by trade, Forlong traveled the world, learning seven languages and becoming an avid amateur student of native culture-his labor of love was gathering, in this three-volume set, a comprehensive, academic knowledge of the totality of human religious belief. Volume II: E-M includes entries on such gods, peoples, places, practices, symbols, and concepts as: Easter Isle, eggs, fear, and fetish gipsies, gorgons, Helene, and horse incubi, inspiration, Jacob, and Japan Kadesh, Kant, lion, and logos Maia, Maimonides, and Mennonites and much more.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Reference