Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Ghada Hashem Talhami
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081086858X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The overriding theme of this work is that women s struggles, human rights, myths, and literary expression are indispensable to an understanding of the modern culture and socio-political development of the Middle East region. The work demonstrates that no aspect of Middle Eastern history and modern evolution was shaped in isolation of women s lives and contributions to society. The dictionary covers the biographies and written work of prominent historical female figures in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as 20th-century feminists, both male and female, who advanced women s rights over many years. The Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa includes a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and a dictionary section that has over 400 cross-referenced entries on various aspects of Middle Eastern feminism and culture, touching upon religious themes such as Sharia laws, Islamic marriage, divorce, and inheritance practices. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the culture and history of women in the Middle East and North Africa."

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub Saharan Africa

Author: Kathleen Sheldon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442262931
Format: PDF, Docs
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on individual African women in history, politics, religion, and the arts; on important events, organizations, and publications.

World and Its Peoples

Author: Marshall Cavendish
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761475712
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the geography, people, culture, and politics of the countries of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa.

Modern Algeria

Author: Charles Robert Ageron
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 9781850650270
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work addresses French and indigenous elements in Algerian history since colonisation: land reform and modernisation under French rule, the pressures to which both communities were subjected, and the emergence of political confrontation leading to Independence. The last part deals with developments since 1962.

Historical Dictionary of the Sudan

Author: Robert S. Kramer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879409
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan covers the history of Sudan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 hundred 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 the Sudan.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea

Author: Andrew C. Nahm
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849495
Format: PDF
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This dictionary presents a balanced and objective view of South Korea, providing a long perspective and covering varied aspects of South Korean life. Domestic, political, and social events, foreign affairs, economic and cultural developments, and the men and women who have influenced the country's history are reviewed in the more than 400 entries, many of which are new or have been updated from the first edition. The dictionary's chronology and historical narrative, also updated, cover the entire history of Korea for the benefit of readers who have little or no knowledge of the overall history of the Korean people. The extensive bibliography has been updated to include the most current and best books, journals, and websites, making this a valuable reference source for the scholar, student, and general reader.

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863163
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict.

Historical Dictionary of Thailand

Author: Gerald W. Fry
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081087525X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Historical Dictionary of Thailand, Third Edition covers the history of Thailand through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred 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 Thailand.