Historical Dictionary Of Shamanism

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Shamanism
✏Author : Graham Harvey
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2015-12-15
✏Pages : 392
✏ISBN : 9781442257986
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of Shamanism Book Summary : A remarkable array of people have been called shamans, while the phenomena identified as shamanism continues to proliferate. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Shamanism contains with examples from antiquity up to today, and from Siberia (where the term “shaman” originated) to Amazonia, South Africa, Chicago and many other places. Many claims about shamans and shamanism are contentious and all are worthy of discussion. In the most widespread understandings, terms seem to refer particularly to people who alter states of consciousness or enter trances in order to seek knowledge and help from powerful other-than-human persons, perhaps “spirits”. But this says only a little about the artists, community leaders, spiritual healers or hucksters, travelers in alternative realities and so on to which the label “shaman” has been applied. This second edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary contains over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individuals, groups, practices and cultures that have been called “shamanic”. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Shamanism.

📒Historical Dictionary Of Shinto ✍ Stuart D.B. Picken

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Shinto
✏Author : Stuart D.B. Picken
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2010-12-28
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 0810873729
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of Shinto Book Summary : This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif
✏Author : Jean Michaud
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2016-10-14
✏Pages : 594
✏ISBN : 9781442272798
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif Book Summary : Dwelling in the highland areas of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Southwest China, Taiwan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Peninsular Malaysia are hundreds of “peoples”. Together their population adds up to 100 million, more than most of the countries they live in. Yet in each of these countries, they are regarded as minorities. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on about 300 groups, the ten countries they live in, their historical figures, and their salient political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements
✏Author : George D. Chryssides
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 415
✏ISBN : 9780810861947
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements Book Summary : In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation
✏Author : Robert A. Saunders
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2010-05-13
✏Pages : 772
✏ISBN : 0810874601
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation Book Summary : Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.

📒The A To Z Of Shamanism ✍ Graham Harvey

✏Book Title : The A to Z of Shamanism
✏Author : Graham Harvey
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2010-04-01
✏Pages : 332
✏ISBN : 9781461731849
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The A to Z of Shamanism Book Summary : The A to Z of Shamanism has the duel task of exploring the common ground of shamanic traditions and evaluating the diversity of both traditional indigenous communities and individual Western seekers. This is done in an introduction, a bibliography, a chronology, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, which explore the consistent features of a variety of shamans, the purposes shamanism serves, the function and activities of the shaman, and the cultural contexts in which they make sense.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan
✏Author : Didar Kassymova
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2012-05-18
✏Pages : 362
✏ISBN : 9780810879836
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan Book Summary : The Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan covers the history of Kazakhstan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Kazakhstan.

📒Historical Dictionary Of Niger ✍ Abdourahmane Idrissa

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Niger
✏Author : Abdourahmane Idrissa
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2012-06-01
✏Pages : 588
✏ISBN : 9780810870901
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of Niger Book Summary : The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Niger covers the history of the peoples of the Republic of Niger from medieval times to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries covering elements of pre-colonial and colonial history, recent politics, cinema, literature, religion, economics, and finance. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Niger.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia
✏Author : Lawrence N. Langer
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2001-12-11
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 0810866188
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia Book Summary : The dictionary covers the history of Russia from its founding in the mid-ninth century to the reign of Peter the Great. It contains entries on politics, society, economy, literature, religion, art.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of the Philippines
✏Author : Artemio R. Guillermo
✏Publisher : Scarecrow Press
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 621
✏ISBN : 9780810872462
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of the Philippines Book Summary : The Historical Dictionary of the Philippines, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries.