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Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema Author John Sundholm
ISBN-10 9780810855243
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 452
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Scandinavian cinema—consisting of films produced in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland—has been the source of some of the world's most interesting films—The Seventh Seal, Dancer in the Dark, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—and most influential directors—Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier. The Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema covers the history of the Nordic countries through a chronology, introductory essays on each country, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major persons and films, pan-Scandinavian entries on film genres, themes, and subjects such as animation, ethnicity, migration and censorship. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Scandinavian cinema.



Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture Author Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN-10 0810862832
Release 2008-09-11
Pages 400
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Architecture, which can be understood in its most basic sense as a form of enclosure created with an aesthetic intent, first made its appearance in the Prehistoric Age. From its earliest developments, architecture changed over time and in different cultures in response to changing cultural needs, aesthetic interests, materials, and techniques. The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.



Historical Dictionary of Opera

Historical Dictionary of Opera Author Scott L. Balthazar
ISBN-10 9780810879430
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 562
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The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.



The A to Z of the Vikings

The A to Z of the Vikings Author Katherine Holman
ISBN-10 9780810868137
Release 2009-06-28
Pages 406
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The A to Z of the Vikings traces Viking activity in Europe, North America, and Asia for over three centuries. During this period people from Scandinavia used their longships to launch lightning raids upon their European neighbors, to colonize new lands in the east and west, and to exchange Scandinavian furs for eastern wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age also saw significant changes at home in Scandinavia kings extended their power, Norse paganism lost ground to Christianity, and new towns and ports thrived as a result of increased contact with the wider world. 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 archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age."



Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period

Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period Author Bertil van Boer
ISBN-10 9780810873865
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 664
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The Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period covers the music of the Classical Period (1728-1800) with both forerunners and successors briefly described. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on composers, genres, styles, significant patrons or musicians, musical instruments, and terms demonstrating the global reach of the music of this era. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about classical music.



Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema Author Terri Ginsberg
ISBN-10 0810873648
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 592
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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 this background. It covers the cinemas of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In addition, it includes the non-Arab states of Turkey and Iran, as well as the Jewish state of Israel.



Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture Author Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN-10 9781442263093
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 462
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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, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.



Renaissance and Reformation 1500 1620

Renaissance and Reformation  1500 1620 Author Jo Eldridge Carney
ISBN-10 0313305749
Release 2001
Pages 417
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Covering the Renaissance and Reformation, this volume introduces a unique set of interdisciplinary biographical dictionaries covering the great cultural figures of Western civilization.



Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater Author Jan Sjåvik
ISBN-10 0810865017
Release 2006-04-19
Pages 404
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The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the present day. While much of it is unknown outside of the region, some has gained worldwide popularity, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. While obviously including the area's most famous works, the Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater also provides information on lesser known authors and currents trends, literary circles and journals, and historical background. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, which together make this reference the most comprehensive and up to date work of its kind related to Scandinavian literature and theater available anywhere.



Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema Author Gino Moliterno
ISBN-10 9780810862548
Release 2008-09-29
Pages 520
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The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology.



The Israelites in History and Tradition

The Israelites in History and Tradition Author Niels Peter Lemche
ISBN-10 0664227279
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 246
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Niels Peter Lemche focuses on the way Israelites understood themselves at different points in history--before, within, and after the monarchy. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding Israel's rich history. Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.



Historical Dictionary of Burma Myanmar

Historical Dictionary of Burma  Myanmar Author Donald M. Seekins
ISBN-10 9781538101834
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 684
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar) contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.



Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture Author Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN-10 9780810874732
Release 2011-06-10
Pages 304
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The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture provides an overview of Romanticism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the late 18th century style. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Romanticism.



Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture Author Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN-10 9780810874749
Release 2011-02-11
Pages 312
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The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the 18th century style found mainly in Europe and the United States. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events.



Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art Author Lilian H. Zirpolo
ISBN-10 9780810864245
Release 2007-10-25
Pages 632
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It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Donato Bramante, Donatello, El Greco, Filippo Brunelleschi, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, and Titian emerged, new heights of human potential were imagined. The Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major Renaissance painters, sculptors, architects, and patrons, as well as relevant historical figures and events, the foremost artistic centers, schools and periods.



Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture Author Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN-10 0810862832
Release 2008-09-11
Pages 400
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Architecture, which can be understood in its most basic sense as a form of enclosure created with an aesthetic intent, first made its appearance in the Prehistoric Age. From its earliest developments, architecture changed over time and in different cultures in response to changing cultural needs, aesthetic interests, materials, and techniques. The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.



Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons

Historical Dictionary of Animation and Cartoons Author Nichola Dobson
ISBN-10 9780810858305
Release 2009-08-03
Pages 245
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Chronicles the history of animation and its development as a technology, including information on animators, directors, producers, studios, techniques, films, pioneers, and significant animated characters.