"The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (BEEC) focuses on the history of early Christianity, covering texts, authors, and ideas. The BEEC aims both to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and also to update the history of scholarship. The BEEC addresses a range of traditions, including iconographic, martyrological, ecclesiastical, and Christological traditions, as well as cultic phenomena, such as the veneration of saints. The history of the transmission of texts and the attention to recent scholarship will play an important role. The BEEC focuses on early Christianity from a historical perspective in order to uncover the lasting legacy of the authors and texts until the present day. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. Once the online version is completed the encyclopedia will become available in print in 6 volumes"--Publisher's website, viewed January 4, 2019
Brill's Encyclopedia of China Online presents latest research on China with a focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Top scholars contribute content on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China
Provides a comprehensive overview of worldwide Pentecostalism from a range of disciplinary perspectives, offering analysis of specific countries and regions, historical figures, movements and organizations, and particular topics and themes. The BEGP includes scholarship from around the world on a range of disciplines, methods, and theoretical perspectives such as anthropology, biblical studies, economics, gender studies, global studies, history, political science, sociology, theological studies, and related interest
"Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼān is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qurʼānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qurʼānic studies ... The online version includes ... the Qurʼān Concordance [compiled by: Thomas Milo]"--Publisher's web site, viewed Sept. 10, 2012.
The Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry covers all fields of chemical research: analytical, organic, physical, polymer, inorganic biomedical, environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial, petroleum, forensics, and food science. The chemistry and techniques are described as performed in the laboratory (environmental, clinical, QC, research, university), in the field, or by remote sensing. The level of detail is similar to that of a laboratory protocol and, together with the cited references, will support the analysis of complex inorganic, organic and biological structures by academic and industrial researchers. The Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry also facilitates preparation of procedures, protocols, and "cookbooks" by managers and staff of laboratories.
Covering the behaviour, diet, distribution, and evolution of various mammals, this work is illustrated with photographs and original artwork, including photo-stories of momentous events such as how a cheetah learns to hunt, an elephant's early years and life in the pouch for a kangeroo.
Examining the creatures that inhabit our seas, rivers, lakes and oceans, this encyclopedia takes a journey through the underwater world, uncovering the thousands of species that live and breed in the aquatic environment.
Contains synopses of 264 popular and commonly performed operas arranged alphabetically and meant to be accessible to opera beginners and experts. Each entry describes the opera's genre premiere, librettist, cast, composition, and musical features.
"Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) is a comprehensive online resource containing analytical comparative articles offering a global overview of constitutional law. Developed with constitutional lawyers, academics, and students in mind, the encyclopedia provides seamless navigation between encyclopedia articles, linking to commentaries and instruments from the Oxford Constitutions of the World and US Constitutional Law products, and through reference pages on the Oxford Law Citator."-- Database about page.
This major reference examines comprehensively the characteristics, behaviour, ecology and evolution of birds. This new edition has updated and expanded text and should appeal to both scientist and non-scientist. The 200 bird species in the world are pictured in their natural habitats.
There has been a huge surge of interest in reptiles and amphibians over the past few years. These internationally renowned experts have brought together up-to-date research written by a stream of distinguished zoologists, to give an overview on all reptiles and amphibians.
For any reader needing a clear, concise explanation of a subject in law this title is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in this companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.
A one-volume, alphabetically arranged encyclopaedia introducing the main lines of American law, from the institutions, people events, and cases to the doctrines and concepts. It deals with the development of positive, common, and constitutional law in the US and the related institutions.
This account of Australian political life and thought covers all aspects of national politics and Australian politics in regional, international and global contexts. It also takes full account of the colonial origins of Australian politics and includes entries on indigenous politics, frontier politics and settler societies.
This companion to Scottish history covers subjects including archaeology, architecture, climate, culture, folk belief geology, and the languages of Scotland. It ranges over 20 centuries of history, and extends from Orkney to the Borders.
Photography is currently at a watershed, as new technology has increasingly come to dominate the medium at both professional and amateur levels. This text looks at recent technical innovations, as well as considering photography as a social and artistic practice.
'The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance' is an accessible yet authoritative A-Z with particularly strong coverage of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers, as well as the styles, organizations, and movements.