Wide-ranging and informative, this reference work is the first authoritative overview of global culture to emphasise the achievement of the non-Western world. With over 1,200 terms ranging from Abakwa and abangan to Zuni war gods and Zydeco, there are entries on: artists, musicians, writers, essayists and poets; rulers, political leaders and deities; places of worship, tribes, religions and peoples; languages, cultures and literary forms; and philosophies and schools of thought. Prepared by a global team of regional experts, this illuminating dictionary ranges through history and is an excellent introduction to the central ideas, figures and events of human cultures around the world.
'The intentions of the Dictionary of Global Culture are self-evidently laudable: it returns ignored or oppressed cultures to prominence.'
- Publication Date:
- 24 / 05 / 1999
- 129 x 198mm