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Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

by J. Scott Miller

With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in...


Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War

by Asaad Alsaleh

Historical Dictionary of the Syrian Uprising and Civil War introduces readers to the events and main players that shaped the conflict in Syria since 15 March 2011, as the country entered a new era in its modern...


Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan

by Thomas H. Johnson & Ludwig W. Adamec

Afghanistan is an extremely complex and nuanced country that has been one of the centers of imperial conflict at least for 150 years. From the Czarist Russia’s march south in the 19th Century threatening British...


Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

by Sjaak van der Velden

From the start of its existence organized labor has been the voice of workers to improve their economic, social, and political positions. Beginning with small and very often illegal groups of involved workers...


Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor

by Sjaak van der Velden

From the start of its existence organized labor has been the voice of workers to improve their economic, social, and political positions. Beginning with small and very often illegal groups of involved workers...


Historical Dictionary of Brexit

by Finn Laursen

Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The relationship between Great Britain and the European Union is a long and complicated one, the UK opted out of a membership in the EU...


Historical Dictionary of Togo

by Jennifer C. Seely & Samuel Decalo

Togo’s history from precolonial times to the present is one of a struggle for identity and leadership. A territory relatively untouched by neighboring pre-colonial empires was colonized by both the Germans...


Historical Dictionary of Togo

by Jennifer C. Seely & Samuel Decalo

Togo’s history from precolonial times to the present is one of a struggle for identity and leadership. A territory relatively untouched by neighboring pre-colonial empires was colonized by both the Germans...


Historical Dictionary of Journalism

by Ross Eaman

This book covers the history of journalism as an institutionalized form of discourse from the acta diurna in ancient Rome to the news aggregators of the 21st century. It traces how journalism gradually distinguished...


Historical Dictionary of Journalism

by Ross Eaman

This book covers the history of journalism as an institutionalized form of discourse from the acta diurna in ancient Rome to the news aggregators of the 21st century. It traces how journalism gradually distinguished...


Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping

by Terry M. Mays

Conflicts require a process to guide the belligerents from the battle field to mutual cooperation. But how does one provide the conflict stabilization for this peace process to operate? Peacekeeping emerged...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Nubia

by Richard A. Lobban Jr.

This new book descends from a former combined reference book on Ancient and Medieval Nubia but now expands and focuses primarily on Prehistoric and Ancient times. It contextualizes the foundational roots of...


Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture

by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Nancy Y. Liu-Sullivan

Covering wide-ranging topics from the arts and entertainment to customs and traditions from the ancient imperial and modern eras, Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture provides more than 300 separate entries...


WORDS FOR WARRIORS

by Sam Sorbo

“For too long the Left has tried to silence the Right through a war on words. Understanding their tactics and what we can do about it is crucial. Sam Sorbo lays it all out.” — Sean Spicer, Host of Spicer&Co ...


Historical Dictionary of Berlin

by Ulrike Zitzlsperger

After World War II Berlin became one of the playgrounds of the Cold War; the Berlin Wall made the division between East and West, between ‘capitalism’ and ‘communism’ in 1961 highly visible, though it...


Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire

This book does not demand continuous reading; but at whatever place one opens it, one will find matter for reflection. The most useful books are those of which readers themselves compose half; they extend the...


Historical Dictionary of Tibet

by John Powers & David Templeman

Historical Dictionary of Tibet, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for Tibetan history, politics, religion, major figures, prehistory and paleontology, with a primary emphasis on the modern period. It...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard

To a substantial degree cinema has served to define the perceived character of the peoples and nations of the Middle East. This book covers the production and exhibition of the cinema of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia,...


Historical Dictionary of Jazz

by John S. Davis

Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during...


Grandma's Sayings... Commented

by Víctor Fernández Castillejo

Much of my education I have acquired from my maternal grandmother: María Cristina Barrón. Among her teachings you always found a saying tailor-made for what occasion.

Over the years I have learned sayings...