Historical Dictionary of Morocco

Author: Aomar Boum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442262974
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Morocco contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Morocco

Author: Thomas Kerlin Park
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780810831681
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Written by an expert on the peoples of Morocco, the dictionary is an essential reference to this vibrant North African country. Its concise dictionary entries describe the important people, places, events, and institutions of Morocco as well as its society, culture, economy, and religions.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers Imazighen

Author: Hsain Ilahiane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442281820
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Berbers, also known as Imazighen, are the ancient inhabitants of North Africa, but rarely have they formed an actual kingdom or separate nation state. Ranging anywhere between 15-50 million, depending on how they are classified, the Berbers have influenced the culture and religion of Roman North Africa and played key roles in the spread of Islam and its culture in North Africa, Spain, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Taken together, these dynamics have over time converted to redefine the field of Berber identity and its socio-political representations and symbols, making it an even more important issue in the 21st century. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Berbers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy and politics. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Berbers.

Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara

Author: Anthony G. Pazzanita
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Includes the UN referendum effort and recent political changes in neighboring Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria and providing a wealth of historical, sociological, economic, and political information.

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810863163
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. Many of the dictionary's entries highlight Nigeria's relationship to its West African neighbors and its membership in international organizations such as the AU, OPEC, and the UN. In their thorough and comprehensive coverage of Nigeria, Toyin Falola and Ann Genova provide a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on notable people, places, events, and cultural practices with an emphasis on Nigeria's post-1990 developments.

Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara

Author: Anthony G. Pazzanita
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780810855403
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Western Sahara is the last remaining colony in Africa. The third edition of this Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara provides a substantial amount of information on the area's history, society, and culture by way of hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Historical Dictionary of Mauritania

Author: Anthony G. Pazzanita
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810862654
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Mauritania is bordered by Senegal in the south, Mali in the east, Algeria in the far northeast, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the north. Comprised mostly of vast stretches of desert, this young country has escaped the ravages of the violent interstate and civil conflicts that have so bedeviled Africa. Mauritanian society possesses ancient antecedents and a universal religious faith that has been practiced over several centuries. These characteristics have given the country a sometimes fragile but relatively resilient sense of national identity, which has survived into the 21st century in the face of powerful political, regional, ethnic/racial, and tribal rivalries since its independence in 1960. An economy largely centered on the export of raw materials, a weak agricultural sector, and a harsh climate in most areas further add to the challenges confronting all Mauritanians. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on Mauritania.

American reference books annual Vol 38 2007

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591585251
Format: PDF
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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Historical Dictionary of Mali

Author: Pascal James Imperato
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810864029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mali, through its chronology, bibliography, introductory essay, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, provides an important reference on this African country.

Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism

Author: Mathieu Guidère
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879654
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The Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism provides a comprehensive and detailed examination into Islam as a religion, Islam as a government, and Islam as a way of life. It is a thorough analysis of various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism.