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Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Author : Stuart D. b. Picken
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This dictionary contains entries which identify the principal historical and mythological names that are central to the Shinto tradition but also demonstrate the relationship of Shinto to Japanese culture. Subjects covered include: the relationship of Shi.

Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Author : Stuart D.B. Picken
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This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods.

Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Author : Stuart D. B. Picken
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This comprehensive yet convenient guide to the key terms and names of this tradition will assist researchers, students, and the general reader to gain deeper insight into its nature and workings. Picken identifies the principal historical and mythological names that are central to the Shinto tradition and also demonstrates the relationship of Shinto to Japanese culture as a whole, including the relationship of Shinto to Buddhism, sex, death, ethics, Noh drama, and Folk Religion.

Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements

Author : George D. Chryssides
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In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945

Author : Kenneth Henshall
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The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 spans the entire period from the earliest evidence of human habitation in Japan through to the end of the Pacific War. It includes substantial topics such as cultural and literary history, with entries ranging from aesthetics to various genres of writing. Other branches of history also feature, such as economic history, industrial history, political history, and so forth. And of course there are the makers of Japanese history, ranging from emperors and shoguns to politicians and extremists – as well as foreign arrivals. The early history of Japan is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, activities, and events. The Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 will appeal to both academics and the general public who have an interest in Japan, particularly those who want reliable information quickly and easily.

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business

Author : Stuart D. B. Picken
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Japanese industrial standards have long been the benchmark for quality products within Asia, indeed, within the world. Major Japanese industries like Toyota, Sony, and Honda, to name but a few, are household names that have contributed to this small island nation's status as the world's second largest economy. Japanese business practices and theories have permeated the mindset of its surrounding nations, and the country's long-term investment in the ever-growing Chinese market has further secured its status as an economic powerhouse. The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business is an examination of the origins and characteristics of Japan's business culture. This handy reference book includes most of the important words or company names that foreign business people visiting Japan might encounter and provides an overview of Japanese corporate culture both from an historical standpoint and with reference to its most distinctive features as they affect organization and management. This is accomplished through its historical chronology detailing significant events of the past as well as recent developments within the Japanese economy and business world in general, various appendixes offering lists of business expressions that are in daily use along with a selection of the most commonly used business proverbs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Japanese companies, their founders and managers, the ever-present bureaucratic bodies, and progress in the major industries.

Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan

Author : William D. Hoover
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The Historical Dictionary of Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan relates the history of postwar Japan through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations.

Sacred Books of the World

Author : Ambrose J. Becchio
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Preface; Hinduism: The Vedas; The Upanishads; The Bhagavad; Buddhism: The Pali Cannon; Confucianism: Lun-yu (The Analects); Taoism: Tao te Ching; Judaism: The Torah, Nev'im, Ketuvim, Talmud; Christianity: The New Testament (Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and the Epistles); Islam: Qur'an, Hadith; Zoroastrianism: Gathas, Yashts, Vendidad; Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra (Moksha Sutra); Sikhism: Guru Granth Sahib (Adi Granth); Shinto: Kojiki, Rokkokushi, Shoku Nikhaigi, Jinno Shotoki; Latter Day Saints: The Book of Mormon; Index.

ARBA In depth

Author : Martin Dillon
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Unabridged reviews of reference books, CD-ROMs and Websites, selected from the American Reference Books Annual from 1997 to 2003.

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A Religious Encyclopaedia Or Dictionary of Biblical Historical Doctrinal and Practical Theology

Author : Philip Schaff
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Encyclopedia of American Religions

Author : J. Gordon Melton
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This encyclopedia, revised and expanded, contains over 2600 descriptive entries on the religious and spiritual groups of the United States and Canada.

Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy

Author : Catherine Villanueva Gardner
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The introduction of Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy provides a useful overview of the subject, while the chronology runs the gamut from ancient Greek to contemporary feminist philosophers. Dictionary entries cover both the central figures and ideas from the historical tradition of philosophy, as well as ideas and theories from contemporary feminist philosophy, such as epistemology and topics like abortion and sexuality. In addition to including entries on Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Daly, relevant aspects of other fields of philosophy, the major concepts, and prevailing interpretations and conjectures are also covered. A comprehensive bibliography allows for further reading.

Historical Dictionary of Epistemology

Author : Ralph Baergen
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Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that investigates our beliefs, evidence, and claims of knowledge. It is one of the core areas of philosophy, and is relevant to an astonishingly broad range of issues and situations. Epistemological issues arise whenever we recognize that there is a fact of the matter, but we do not know what it is, when we wonder about the future (or the past or distant places), when we seek answers in the sciences, and even in our entertainment (e.g., murder mysteries and comedies of misunderstanding). The Historical Dictionary of Epistemology provides an overview of this field of study and of the theories, concepts, and personalities through the use of a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries, covering notable concepts, theories, arguments, publications, issues, and philosophers. Students and others who wish to acquaint themselves with epistemology will be greatly aided by this reference.

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Republic of China

Author : John Franklin Copper
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Contains a brief chronology of important events in Taiwan's history; a more detailed historical introduction (36 pages); the body of the dictionary itself; and a lengthy bibliography (60 pages), which is divided into general works, geography, history, culture, society, education, economics, politics, military and security, and foreign policy.

Historical Dictionary of Mormonism

Author : Davis Bitton
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Provides a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons, organizations, churches, beliefs, and events within the Mormon religion.

Historical Dictionary of the Puritans

Author : Charles Pastoor
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This book tells the story of Puritanism from its origins to its eventual demise through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, and events. - Back cover.

Historical Dictionary of Oceania

Author : Harvey Klehr
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"A comprehensive and authoritative reference work on an area that ususally receives scant attention in more general reference works. . . . This vast compendium is not likely to be superseded for many years, and it is recommended for most libraries." Library Journal

Historical Dictionary of the Civil War M Z

Author : Terry L. Jones
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Historical Dictionary of the Non aligned Movement and Third World

Author : Guy Arnold
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During the long period when the world was divided between East and West and the Cold War threatened devastating consequences, the non-aligned movement was one of the few institutions that consistently sought other outcomes - not in its own interest but in the interest of humanity. Comprised of more than 100 states free of any formal alliances with a major power, the non-aligned movement provides aid to countries striving to gain independence, eliminate poverty, and develop their economies. Historical Dictionary of the Non-Aligned Movement and Third World presents what the non-aligned movement and third world sought - and at times achieved - in more than 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, and conferences, as well as key issues and concepts. Entries are supported by an extensive chronology, a list of acronyms, an introduction to the movement, and a bibliography for further research.