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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 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 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,...


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 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 Popular Music

by Norman Abjorensen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2017)

This book seeks to trace the rise of popular music, identify its key figures and track the origins and development of its multiple genres and styles, all the while seeking to establish historical context. It...


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature

by Francisco A. Lomelí, Donaldo W. Urioste & María Joaquina Villaseñor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 27, 2016)

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant...


Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

by Joseph P. Swain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 11, 2016)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on major types...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2016)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on artists from Italy,...


Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema

by Peter Rollberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2016)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors,...


Historical Dictionary of Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 26, 2016)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects,...


Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings

by James Fisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2015)

The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over...


Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

by Marek Haltof Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 02, 2015)

Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of...


Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature

by Paul Varner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 18, 2014)

The Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature takes a close and comprehensive look at romanticism in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography....


Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

by Laurence Senelick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 13, 2015)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000...


Historical Dictionary of German Theater

by William Grange Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2015)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.


Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

by William A. Everett & Paul R. Laird Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 12, 2015)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced...