Category: Dictionaries

  • Historical Dictionary of Georgia (Historical Dictionaries of by Alexander Mikaberidze

    By Alexander Mikaberidze

    Located within the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains among the Black and the Caspian Seas, the rustic of Georgia sits on the crossroads among Europe and Asia; it has passed through extra turbulence and alter within the final 15 years—the disposing of of the Soviet regime, a civil struggle, ethno-territorial conflicts, monetary cave in, corruption, executive inefficiency, and large emigration—than such a lot international locations wade through in a hundred and fifty years. even if, regardless of all its hardships, this resilient and historical kingdom, with millions of years of winemaking, three-thousand years of statehood, and virtually millennia of Christianity, maintains to outlive, and with the recent government's reforms, supplies to improve.Scholar Alexander Mikaberidze has created a useful resource at the lengthy and turbulent heritage of Georgia. The ancient Dictionary of Georgia, via its chronology, thesaurus, creation, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital individuals, areas, occasions, and associations and critical political, fiscal, social, and cultural features, lines Georgia's historical past and gives a compass for the course the rustic is heading.
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  • Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620: A Biographical by Jo Carney

    By Jo Carney

    Protecting the interval comprising the Renaissance and Reformation, this quantity introduces a special set of interdisciplinary biographical dictionaries supplying easy details at the those who have contributed considerably to the tradition of Western civilization. not like common dictionaries which specialize in political and army figures, this publication covers such figures because the non secular leaders who contributed to the Reformation, scientists who prepared the ground for a brand new view of the universe, and Renaissance painters, sculptors, and designers, in addition to writers, musicians, and students. whereas the nice personalities are included—Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Galileo—the quantity covers lesser identified figures as well—the Muslim student Leo Africanus, the Flemish geographer-astronomer Gemma Frisius, the English commute author Thomas Coryate. even though a number of the topics additionally had political impact, the entries are written to focus on their person cultural achievement.An interesting, tumultuous, and chaotic age, the years from 1500 to 1620 observed expanding discontent with Catholicism and the start of Protestantism with Luther's ninety five theses, nice strides within the improvement of the printing press and a ensuing elevate in literacy, the humanist flow with its emphasis at the arts of antiquity, a proliferation of literature and paintings encouraged by means of yet relocating past classical kinds, and clash among the triumph of Renaissance tradition and the theologians of the Protestant Reformation. The ensuing cultural construction used to be incredible. This quantity covers those that contributed to the fields of paintings and structure, tune, philosophy, faith, political and social suggestion, technology, arithmetic, literature, heritage, and schooling. With over 350 entries written via seventy two students, the e-book offers an exceptional simple source on a thrilling age.
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  • The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies by Chris Barker

    By Chris Barker

    `A scholarly lexicon and stimulating ''rough guide'' for cultural stories because it confronts and navigates the transferring sands of earlier, current and destiny' - Tim O'Sullivan, Head of Media and Cultural construction, De Montfort University

    `I'm convinced undergraduate and postgraduate readers will examine the Dictionary to be a hugely resource. Taken jointly, the definitions supply a potent evaluate of the sphere' - Stuart Allan, Reader in Cultural reports, college of the West of britain, Bristol

    `Any scholar wishing to acquaint her or himself with the sphere of cultural reviews will locate this an significantly helpful ebook' - comic story Hermes, Editor, eu magazine of Cultural reviews and Lecturer in tv reviews, collage of Amsterdam

    Containing over 2 hundred entries on key strategies and theorists, the Dictionary offers an unparalled advisor to the terrain of cultural reports. The definitions are authoritative, stimulating and written in an available kind. There are up to date entries on new ideas and cutting edge techniques.

    An excellent educating and study source, the Dicitionary is additionally used as a spouse to Chris Barker's hugely winning Cultural experiences: conception and perform (Second version, SAGE, 2003) and along with his Making experience of Cultural stories (SAGE, 2002)

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  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) by William Shakespeare

    By William Shakespeare

    There are numerous versions of the 2 gents of Verona. This academic variation was once created for self-improvement or in education for complicated examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for faculty districts, educators, and scholars looking to maximize functionality on standardized assessments, Webster’s paperbacks reap the benefits of the truth that classics are often assigned readings. A operating glossary on the backside of every web page comes in handy to scholars who're actively development their vocabularies in anticipation of taking PSAT®, SAT®, AP® (Advanced Placement®), GRE®, LSAT®, GMAT® or comparable examinations. This version exposes the reader to a greatest variety of “difficult, and infrequently encountered” phrases in examinations. instead of provide a unmarried synonym, many are supplied for quite a few meanings, permitting readers to higher grab the anomaly of the English language, and keep away from utilizing the notes as a natural crutch. Having the reader decipher a word’s that means inside context serves to enhance vocabulary retention and figuring out. each one web page covers phrases now not already highlighted on prior pages. PSAT® is a registered trademark of the school front exam Board and the nationwide benefit Scholarship company neither of which sponsors or endorses this ebook; SAT® is a registered trademark of the varsity Board which neither sponsors nor endorses this publication; GRE®, AP® and complicated Placement® are registered logos of the tutorial trying out provider which neither sponsors nor endorses this e-book, GMAT® is a registered trademark of the Graduate administration Admissions Council that's neither affiliated with this booklet nor endorses this publication, LSAT® is a registered trademark of the legislations institution Admissions Council which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All rights reserved.
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  • The Merchant of Venice (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) by William Shakespeare

    By William Shakespeare

    There are lots of variants of The service provider of Venice. This academic variation used to be created for self-improvement or in education for complex examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for faculty districts, educators, and scholars trying to maximize functionality on standardized exams, Webster’s paperbacks reap the benefits of the truth that classics are often assigned readings. A operating glossary on the backside of every web page comes in handy to scholars who're actively development their vocabularies in anticipation of taking PSAT®, SAT®, AP® (Advanced Placement®), GRE®, LSAT®, GMAT® or comparable examinations. This variation exposes the reader to a greatest variety of “difficult, and infrequently encountered” phrases in examinations. instead of offer a unmarried synonym, many are supplied for a number of meanings, permitting readers to raised clutch the paradox of the English language, and steer clear of utilizing the notes as a natural crutch. Having the reader decipher a word’s which means inside of context serves to enhance vocabulary retention and realizing. each one web page covers phrases now not already highlighted on prior pages. PSAT® is a registered trademark of the school front exam Board and the nationwide benefit Scholarship company neither of which sponsors or endorses this booklet; SAT® is a registered trademark of the varsity Board which neither sponsors nor endorses this booklet; GRE®, AP® and complicated Placement® are registered emblems of the academic checking out carrier which neither sponsors nor endorses this e-book, GMAT® is a registered trademark of the Graduate administration Admissions Council that's neither affiliated with this publication nor endorses this booklet, LSAT® is a registered trademark of the legislation college Admissions Council which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All rights reserved.
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