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Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

by Michael A. Turner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues,...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific

by Derek McDougall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, Second Edition includes a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has...


Historical Dictionary of African American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks & Anne Burford-Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2014)

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:

  • chronology;
  • introductory essay
  • appendixes
  • bibliography
  • over...


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

by M. Keith Booker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including...


Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker & Daniel Gray Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties...


Historical Dictionary of Kenya

by Robert M. Maxon & Thomas P. Ofcansky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography on the country’s history. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...


Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

by Louis E. Fenech & W. H. McLeod Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on...


Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement

by Christopher M. Richardson & Ralph E. Luker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a guide to the history of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. This dictionary has over 500 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Libya

by Ronald Bruce St John Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Libya covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

by Leo Schelbert Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Switzerland features the nation's multicultural and democratic traditions and institutions, its complex history, and its people's involvement in past and...


Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

by Duncan Richter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy covers the history of this philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

by Michael J. Pomante Ii & Scot Schraufnagel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

This dictionary has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders,...


Historical Dictionary of Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 27, 2014)

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

by Mark Dike DeLancey, Mark W. Delancey & Rebecca Neh Mbuh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 15, 2019)

Cameroon is a land of much promise, but a land of unfulfilled promises. It has the potential to be an economically developed and democratic society but the struggle to live up to its potential has not gone well....


Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan

by William D. Hoover Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Japan is a mix of the old and the new, traditional and modern, and old fashion and innovative. It has traveled the road to a modern destination without totally losing sight of its traditions and values. Although...


Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

by Colin Darch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

The new edition of Historical Dictionary of Mozambique covers the Bantu expansion; the arrival of the Portuguese navigators and their str competition with local African power centers and coastal Arab-Swahili...


Historical Dictionary of Costa Rica

by David Diaz-Arias, Ronny Viales Hurtado & Juan José Marín Hernández Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2018)

Costa Rica has been largely recognized as a democratic and politically stable country in a region (Central America) characterized by instability, dictatorships, and social inequality. Several social and institutional...


Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

by Keith Hatschek & Veronica A. Wells Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

The US music industry is an exciting, fast-paced, marketplace which brings together creative and business interests to connect artists with audiences. This book traces the history of the music industry from...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Affairs

by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Robert L. Paarlberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 18, 2018)

In an act of totally unnecessary and wanton destruction, British forces in China during the Second Opium War (1856-1860) looted and destroyed much of the Old Imperial Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) including three...


Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Tajikistan is the poorest and only Persian-speaking country among the post-Soviet independent states. Historically, the Tajiks of Central Asia and Afghanistan along with the Persians of modern Iran came from...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

This second edition concentrates on various philosophers and theologians from the medieval Arabian, Jewish, and Christian worlds. It principally centers on authors such as Abumashar, Saadiah Gaon and Alcuin...


Historical Dictionary of Chad

by Mario J. Azevedo & Samuel Decalo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism

by Mark W. Harris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2018)

The Unitarian Universalist religious movement is small in numbers, but has a long history as a radical, reforming movement within Protestantism, coupled with a larger, liberal social witness to the world. Both...


Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

by Charles Burney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2018)

The Hittites created one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, although it remained almost unknown until excavations in the early 20th century revealed the extent and importance of its culture. For...


Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Barry Morton & Jeff Ramsay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana...


Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Gregor Kranjc, Žarko Lazarević & Carole Rogel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2018)

The expanded third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Slovenia covers personalities and events that have made a mark on Slovenia in the more than a decade since the last edition. This includes new entries...


Historical Dictionary of Medical Ethics

by Laurence B. McCullough Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

Medical ethics is the disciplined study of medical morality, with two goals: critically appraising current medical morality and identifying how it should be improved. Medical morality has three components. Physicians,...


Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

by Michael J. Pomante Ii & Scot Schraufnagel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2018)

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. In a country with a rich history of racial animosities, Obama represents a notable deviation in the trajectory of America’s presidential...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America

by Martin Giesso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

South America is a vast, relatively isolated, landmass that includes 12 independent countries and one region (Guyane Française) with diverse ethnic groups speaking hundreds of different languages and dialects,...


Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago

by Rita Pemberton, Debbie McCollin, Gelien Matthews & Michael Toussaint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

As separate entities and later a unified state, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago boast very unique histories. Initially claimed by the Spanish in 1498, these territories were affected by the imperialist...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...


Dictionary of Public International Law

by Curtis F. J. Doebbler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

Significant use has been made of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice because it is the principle judicial organ of the world's most universal international organization, the United Nations....


Historical Dictionary of Angola

by W. Martin James Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

Angola, slowly recovering from a twenty-seven year civil war, is becoming a regional super-power in southern Africa. This rise can be attributed to oil, diamonds, a battle-tested armed forces and a political...


Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

by Michael M. Gunter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

The failed states of Iraq and Syria plus the rise and fall of ISIS have helped lead to near Kurdish statehood in Iraq (the KRG) and Kurdish autonomy in Syria (Rojava). In Turkey too—as illustrated by its negotiations...


Historical Dictionary of Guatemala

by Michael F. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Guatemala holds a dual image. For more than a century, travel writers, explorers, and movie producers have painted the country as an exotic place, a land of tropical forests and the home of the ancient and living...


Historical Dictionary of Gabon

by Douglas A. Yates Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2017)

This new fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Gabon brings up to date the political affairs of the country, since the accession to power of Ali Bongo, eldest son of Omar Bongo, the former president-for-life,...


Operas in German

by Margaret Ross Griffel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

With nearly three thousand new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary is the most current encyclopedic treatment of operas written specifically to a German text from the seventeenth century...


Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran & Errol Vieth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2017)

Filmmakers have honed their skills and many have achieved critical and popular success at home and abroad, as have actors and other crew. American filmmakers and companies have found it cheaper to make films...


Historical Dictionary of Spain

by Angel Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2017)

Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have...


Historical Dictionary of the United Nations

by Jacques Fomerand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2017)

At a time of profound transformations in international relations, the second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United Nations maps out the continuing and deepening role and relevance of the United Nations...


Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

by Ooi Keat Gin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2017)

Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country...


Historical Dictionary of Venezuela

by Tomás Straka, Guillermo Guzmán Mirabal & Alejandro E. Cáceres Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2017)

Venezuela is the seventh largest oil producer and holder of the largest proven reserves in the world. It’s also a country full of problems, as evidenced by having the biggest inflation rates and, by some estimates...


Historical Dictionary of American Theater

by James Fisher & Felicia Hardison Londré Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

This book covers the history of theater as well as the literature of America from 1880-1930. The years covered by this volume features the rise of the popular stage in America from the years following the end...


Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

by Peter Hutchings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb,...


Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan

by Zaur Gasimov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Azerbaijan, a souverain republic as broad as Austria and located on the Caspian Sea’s western shore and sharing common borders with Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran. Having enjoyed a short-lived...


Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy

by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Paul Curcio Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2017)

The Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy covers the world’s second largest macro economy. Extensive attention throughout the volume is given to the historical development of the Chinese economy since...


Historical Dictionary of Yemen

by Charles Schmitz & Robert D. Burrowes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 25, 2017)

Yemen has experienced wrenching changes that have transformed the country in yet unknown ways. The country exploded in a popular revolution against the long-time rule of Ali Abdallah Saleh. While the country...