One of Japan's major religions, Shinto has no doctrines and there are no sacred texts from which religious authority can be derived. Historical Dictionary of Mongolia by Alan J. Sanders ISBN: Mongolia borders Russia to the north and the People's Republic of China to the south, east, and west. The Mongol Empire was founded by Genghis Khan in the 13th century. It eventually submitted to the Manchu rulers of Qing China in the 17th century.
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After the Soviet-backed revolution of it became a one-party state known from as the Mongolian People's Republic. Following the democratic revolution of , which ushered in multiparty politics and a market economy, the new constitution adopted in renamed the country Mongolia. Asia is one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, and knowledge of the individual countries is crucial for our understanding of the area.
The Republic of the Philippines, composed of a chain of islands in Southeast Asia, became a Spanish colony during the 16th century and was then ceded to the United States following the Spanish-American War. After independence in the 20th century, the Filipino people suffered under the year rule of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, which ended as a result of a "people power" movement in Since then, the history of the Philippines has been marked by several more political coups, but a growing economy and democratic elections are increasing stability in the country.
H47 The book traces Turkey's moments of glory and those of decline, starting with the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century and concluding with the present day. It presents many significant persons, places, and events as well as important aspects of the economy, culture, and society. A chronology and appendices clarify this long history as well as provides an overall picture of the present. The Greek name Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers.
It comprises the civilizations of Sumer and Akkad third millennium B. Although the "history" of Mesopotamia in the strict sense of the term only begins with the inscriptions of Sumerian rulers around the 27th century B. The A to Z of Malaysia encapsulates the development of Malaysia from prehistory to the early years of the 21st century.
It covers not only Malaysia's history but also its politics, economy, multiethnic society, multiculturalism, scientific and technological developments, and the state of its environment. The new edition of the Historical Dictionary of Singapore relates the history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Singapore history from the earliest times to the present.
From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and economic history. Sidhu ISBN: The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Dwelling in the highland areas of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma Myanmar and southwest China are hundreds of ethnic groups known as 'tribes' in popular literature.
Some groups number barely more than one hundred, others millions.
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Together their population adds up to 80 million, more than any of the countries bar China they inhabit, yet in each they are designated and treated as "minorities. Seekins ISBN: Burma Myanmar is a country in crisis, and a political resolution to its problems of national unity seems unlikely to occur in the near future. The purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Burma Myanmar is to explain in depth the country's political crisis, while also providing detailed historical background.
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Entries cover areas such as literature, film, architecture, food, health, political economy, religion and technology and they range from shorter defini Offering extensive coverage, this Encyclopedia is a new reference that reflects the vibrant, diverse and evolving culture of modern Japan, spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in to the present day.
Entries cover areas such as literature, film, architecture, food, health, political economy, religion and technology and they range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. With over alphabetically arranged entries, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader.
Suggestions for further reading, a comprehensive system of cross-referencing, a thematic contents list and an extensive index all help navigate the reader around the Encyclopedia and on to further study. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
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