The Dictionary of Global Culture

ISBN 13: 9780679729853

The Dictionary of Global Culture

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9780679729853: The Dictionary of Global Culture

Book by Appiah Kwame Anthony

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Reference/World History
"Consistently informative, lively, and accurate . . . a pathbreaking achievement." --The New York Times Book Review
s the world's axes of population, power, and commerce shift from North to South and from West to East, the old Eurocentric model of culture is giving way to a new global paradigm. This dictionary, which has been compiled by two of our most esteemed scholars, is the first work of its kind to devote equal emphasis to the cultural contributions of the non-Western world alongside those of Europe and North America.
Prepared by regional experts from five continents (including both scholars from other cultures and Western scholars of other cultures), the book's more than 1,200 entries include:
Chinua Achebe, Aeschylus, Bo Diddley, Denis Diderot, Martha Graham, The Great Leap Forward, Igbo, Inanna, Jainism, Henry James, John Milton, Yukio Mishima, Ramayana, Raphael, Franois Toussaint L'Ouverture, Trail of Tears, Zionism, Zydeco
Vast in scope and lucidly written, The Dictionary of Global Culture is an indispensable reference for students, businesspeople, or anyone seeking a foothold in the civilization of the next millennium.
"Detailed, accurate and solid. . . . It contains much to interest and inform." --Baltimore Sun

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From two of America's most esteemed and influential scholars comes an authoritative guide to world culture emphasizing the achievement of the non-Western world. Ranging from the Abassid Dynasty to Zydeco Music, The Dictionary of Global Culture provides a vast survey of subjects from all over the world, including entries on writers, musicians, deities, rulers, philosophies, and artistic forms. 512 pp. Media tour. National ads. 50,000 print.

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