The Dictionary of Global Culture

The Dictionary of Global Culture

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This is a multicultural short encyclopaedia of global culture, by different people from many cultures. The dictionary argues that all cultures are on an equal footing and alongside Jane Austen and Aeschylus are found their Chinese or Inuit "peers".show more

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  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 58.42mm | 1,088.62g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0670857742
  • 9780670857746

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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

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