E-book version. An abridged online version of the Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, this reference work "contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism. Over 500 entries cover movements, sects, and cults, from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai. Over 1,000 entries explore the sacred writings of religions worldwide, and short biographies of founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics are given."
An encyclopedia in English covering the ancient world of Greece and Rome and its neighbours, based on the print Realencyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, compiled by the German classicist August Friedrich (von) Pauly (1796-1845). Access Note: You may need to download (free) and install special fonts in order to read special characters in the text.
Note: Choose "World Religions Reference Library" from the list of options under the "Religion" heading. "World Religions Reference Library" is a reference work directed at high school students "covering the history, traditions and world views of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots... [including]... Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. Less traditional and practiced religions are also included such as Shinto and Daoism."
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A reference work providing "in-depth information on China from its early beginnings up to today, with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. The encyclopedia is the result of an international academic effort, and covers the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China."
An open access encyclopedia compiled by Columbia University's Center for Iranian Studies, covering all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literature. The geographical focus is on Iran and Afghanistan, as well as parts of the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.