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Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard Scarecrow Press (March 11, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


Journalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

by Edd Applegate Scarecrow Press (May 19, 2011)

In this work, Applegate updates readers on the current conditions of the print and broadcast industries and discusses a variety of topics, from theories of the press to the structure of the print and broadcast...


Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E. Raugh Jr. Scarecrow Press (June 01, 2011)

Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography is a research guide and tool for identifying obscure publications and source materials in order to encourage continued original and thought-provoking contributions...


Historical Dictionary of Lithuania

by Saulius A. Suziedelis Scarecrow Press (February 07, 2011)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lithuania will serve as a useful introduction to virtually all aspects of Lithuania's historical experience, including the country's relations with its neighbors....


Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Emizet Francois Kisangani & Scott F. Bobb Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups...


Historical Dictionary of Croatia

by Robert Stallaerts Scarecrow Press (December 22, 2009)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Croatia relates the history of this country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations

by Michael G. Schechter Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2009)

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the major international organizations, both intergovernmental and international intergovernmental,...


Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution

by Terry M. Mays Scarecrow Press (November 18, 2009)

This greatly expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution covers more battles, skirmishes, and raids of the American Revolution than any other printed source. This is done...


Historical Dictionary of Malta

by Uwe Jens Rudolf & Warren G. Berg Scarecrow Press (April 27, 2010)

This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malta compiles the unusually rich and long history of the islands comprising the country of Malta. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


A Woman's War: The Professional and Personal Journey of the Navy's First African American Female Intelligence Officer

by Gail Harris & Pam McLaughlin Scarecrow Press (December 08, 2009)

When Gail Harris was assigned by the U.S. Navy to a combat intelligence job in 1973, she became the first African American female to hold such a position. Harris's memoir, A Woman's War, follows her 28-year...


The Trail of Tears: An Annotated Bibliography of Southeastern Indian Removal

by Herman A. Peterson Scarecrow Press (October 11, 2010)

This annotated bibliography gathers together studies in history, ethnohistory, ethnography, anthropology, sociology, rhetoric, and archaeology that pertain to The Removal of the Five Tribes from what is now...


Historical Dictionary of the Catalans

by Helena Buffery & Elisenda Marcer Scarecrow Press (December 18, 2010)

Historical Dictionary of the Catalans deals not only with the people who live in Catalonia, but with the language and culture of the Catalan countries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay,...


Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

by Dan Connell & Tom Killion Scarecrow Press (October 14, 2010)

The history of Eritrea is told in this reference through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations,...


Historical Dictionary of Canada

by Barry M. Gough Scarecrow Press (October 28, 2010)

This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Canada greatly expands on the first edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on...


Historical Dictionary of Singapore

by Justin Corfield Scarecrow Press (December 02, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Singapore relates this history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Handbook of Warning Intelligence: Assessing the Threat to National Security

by Cynthia Grabo & JAN GOLDMAN Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2010)

Handbook of Warning Intelligence: Assessing the Threat to National Security was written during the Cold War and classified for 40 years, this manual is now available to scholars and practitioners interested...


Historical Dictionary of English Music: ca. 1400-1958

by Charles Edward McGuire & Steven E. Plank Scarecrow Press (April 08, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of English Music seeks to identify and briefly annotate a wide range of subjects relating to English musical culture, largely from the early 15th century through 1958, dates that reflect...


Historical Dictionary of Angola

by W. Martin James Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2011)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Angola is a thorough examination of Angola. It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This...


Historical Dictionary of the Jews

by Alan Unterman Scarecrow Press (November 15, 2010)

This ready reference tells the history of the Jewish people through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons,...


Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

by James M. Morris & Patricia M. Kearns Scarecrow Press (April 01, 2011)

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology,...


Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film

by Ralph Donald & Karen MacDonald Scarecrow Press (April 18, 2011)

This analysis of nearly 150 movies and television programs considers the influence that war films bring to bear on the socialization of young boys in America. This book considers such issues as major male stereotypes—both...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy

by Robert G. Sutter Scarecrow Press (May 05, 2011)

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Policy covers the more than 60 years of the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China. It provides reliable and comprehensive information and assessments about...


Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

by William J. Lahneman Scarecrow Press (March 15, 2011)

Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs explores whether the U.S. intelligence enterprise will be able to remain effective in today's security environment. Based...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé Scarecrow Press (March 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

by Patrick M. Valentine Scarecrow Press (September 27, 2012)

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies...


Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

by Paul D. Buell Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2003)

This Dictionary, the first work of its kind written in English, examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states...


Historical Dictionary of the Vikings

by Katherine Holman Scarecrow Press (September 29, 2003)

This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant...


Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army

by Major John G. Merritt Scarecrow Press (September 05, 2006)

With more than 1,500,000 members and adherents in 109 countries, there is hardly anyone nowadays who is not familiar with the Salvation Army. And while many have been directly affected by its activities in health,...


Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler Scarecrow Press (September 26, 2002)

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2003)

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend Scarecrow Press (September 05, 2006)

Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions...


Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy

by James Panton Scarecrow Press (February 24, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

by Roman Cybriwsky Scarecrow Press (February 18, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of Tokyo, Second Edition covers Tokyo—one of the world's largest, most important, and most complex cities—from the earliest times to the present. This is done through a chronology,...


Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (February 18, 2014)

This edition of Historical Dictionary of the British Intelligence covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000...


Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression

by Neil A. Wynn Scarecrow Press (December 16, 2013)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography....


Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum Scarecrow Press (November 14, 2013)

The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovakia provides a thorough update of the many accomplishments that Slovakia has achieved. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive...


Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy

by Anne Sharp Wells Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


Historical Dictionary of World War I Intelligence

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of World War I Intelligence relates this history through a chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 hundred...


Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Kathleen Sheldon Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2005)

The core of the dictionary is the formal entries on nearly 700 topics, individuals, organizations, events, and publications. The book opens with an essay on African women's history, and includes a chronology...


Historical Dictionary of Syria

by David Commins & David W. Lesch Scarecrow Press (December 05, 2013)

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Syria covers the recent events in Syria as well as the history that led up to these events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Terry M. Mays & Mark W. Delancey Scarecrow Press (May 07, 2002)

The aim of this book is to provide readers with a tool to trace the changes in the development and progression of African international organizations. This volume applies a dictionary format and reviews African...


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy since the Cold War

by Tom Lansford Scarecrow Press (September 10, 2007)

The post-Cold War diplomacy of the United States evolved in stages that reflected changes in the international system. Through the 1990s, the nation's foreign affairs were marked by an evolution away from the...


Historical Dictionary of the Civil War

by Terry L. Jones Scarecrow Press (July 15, 2011)

This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds...


The Romance of Libraries

by Madeleine Lefebvre & Michael Gorman Scarecrow Press (November 17, 2005)

In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just facts and fiction await. The Romance of Libraries is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries...


Korean P'ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History

by Yeonok Jang Scarecrow Press (November 26, 2013)

In Korean P’ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History, Yeonok Jang studies the periodical developments and changes in the performance context, vocal developments, singing...


Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

by Edward S. Mihalkanin & Robert F. Gorman Scarecrow Press (March 16, 2007)

While the idea of human rights and humanitarian assistance has ancient roots_evidence can be seen in such examples as the Ten Commandments, the Bhagavad Gita, and the teachings of Confucius and Socrates_it wasn't...


Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Fred Morton, Jeff Ramsay & Part Themba Mgadla Scarecrow Press (April 23, 2008)

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Botswana_through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons,...


Historical Dictionary of Rwanda

by Aimable Twagilimana Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2007)

Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the 'land of a thousand hills' (le pays des mille collines). A proud people, the Banyarwanda (Rwandans) possess a centric view of the world,...


South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts

by Christopher L. Daniels Scarecrow Press (November 14, 2013)

South China Sea: Energy and Security Conflicts takes on such troubling questions as the impact of this conflict on global oil and gas prices; China’s growth both economically and as a regional military hegemon;...