The Dictionary of Global Culture

The Dictionary of Global Culture

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This reference overview of global culture emphasizes the achievement of the non-Western world. Ranging from the Abakwa Society to zydeco music, it provides a survey of cultural subjects from all over the world. It includes over 1200 entries on writers, musicians, deities, rulers and philosophersshow more

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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 32mm | 458.13g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140513132
  • 9780140513134

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The entries in this survey of more than 1200 cultral subjects from around the world are of a refreshing lengthiness, averaging around 300 words, and ranging across writers, deities, philosophies, rulers, musicians and literary forms. Compiled by a team of experts from other cultures, the book attempts to set the achievements of Western culture in a global context. It's high on browsability, but everyone will have their own quibbles about what should and shouldn't have been included. (Kirkus UK)show more