This dictionary explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus, illustrative examples are provided for almost every entry. Fully cross-referenced and with a thematic index, it is ideal for browsing or quick reference.
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on people, places, and artefacts relating to archaeological finds throughout the world. These entries are supplementary to other archaeology titles in the Quick Reference collection, and are written by specialist authors. The dictionary is an ongoing project, and more entries will be added over time.
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on artists, architects, and their works. These entries are supplementary to other art and architecture titles in the Quick Reference collection, and are written by specialist authors. The dictionary is an ongoing project, and more entries will be added over time.
This concise version contains brief biographies of important authors, plot summaries of individual works, descriptions of important literary movements, and a wealth of information on other aspects of American literary life and history from the Colonial period to the modern era.
Baroque to postmodernism, batik to mezzotint, and canvas to porcelain, this dictionary provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1900 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that make up the art world.
Authoritative and reliable, this is the ideal reference guide for students of mathematics at school or at university. Many entries have been added for this new edition and the dictionary covers both pure and applied mathematics as well as statistics.
An authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of music, this title covers a range of musical terms from allegro to zingaro, and musical works from 'Aida' to 'Zauberflote', as well as composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras.