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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

The Oxford Companion to Western Art   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
948,437 words
Illustration(s):
48
The Oxford Companion to Western Art, written by over 100 distinguished art historians and specialists, provides in-depth coverage of Western Art with entries on artists and ... More
Who's Who in the Classical World

Who's Who in the Classical World   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
315,810 words
Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art. Shorter entries ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
308,553 words
"A treasure (from the Greek ‘thesauros’, treasure, store or storehouse) trove (past participle of an Anglo-Norman verb meaning ‘to find’) of verbal wonders" – William ... More
World Encyclopedia

World Encyclopedia   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
890,641 words
Illustration(s):
654
This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, ... More
World Flags

World Flags   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5,112 words
Illustration(s):
159

A quick reference guide to national flags

World Maps

World Maps   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,169 words
Illustration(s):
891
This title now includes over 775 maps, with locator, physical and political maps for each country, over 120 island maps, state maps for North America, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 100 ... More
A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
129,091 words
Illustration(s):
19
Since Plato first coined the term 'mythologia', mythology has come to hold greater significance and power as a crucial element of civilization as a whole. Written by a leading scholar of ... More
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Over 10 500 entries This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers countries, regions, islands, cities, and towns, giving ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
495,618 words
Illustration(s):
1
Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, this Concise version is written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors. It contains entries on ... More
The Oxford Companion to World War II

The Oxford Companion to World War II   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
987,971 words
Illustration(s):
245
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011. Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well ... More

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