Fulfilling the need for English-source material on contemporary Spain, this book supplies readers with an in-depth, interdisciplinary guide to the country of Spain and its intricate, diverse culture. • Serves as a general reference guide to Spain that presents historical information as well as details about everyday life in modern-day Spain • Covers a huge variety of topics ranging from sports and literature to gastronomy and geography • Addresses virtually every issue and concern related to 21st-century Spain • Provides the most up-to-date facts in a fair, unprejudiced manner • Connects relevant aspects of Spain with those of other countries, giving readers perspective into the obvious differences and subtle nuances between unfamiliar cultures
The ABC-CLIO Companion to American Reconstruction, 1862-1877 thoroughly documents the personalities, politics, organizations, legislation, ideas, incidents, exploitation, and power struggles that constituted Reconstruction. Providing basic, unbiased information on all aspects of the era, it even-handedly illustrates the period's impact on the widely varying factions in both the North and South. Organized in a well-defined, alphabetical format, more than 150 entries cover a range of topics from African American, abolitionist, and Rebel thoughts on emancipation to the enterprises and opinions of diverse personalities such as Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, and Horace Greeley, the enactment of Jim Crow laws, and the formation of the Ku Klux Klan. A detailed chronology of events and an extensive bibliography are also included.
From Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution to Wall Street and multinational corporations, capitalism has emerged as one of the world's leading economic systems. This work traces the evolution of capitalism from its roots in medieval Europe's rigid economy, through the laissez faire abuses of the nineteenth century, to its contemporary form as shaped by competition with socialism. Covering the period from 1450 to the present, this work examines significant laws, government policies, treaties, events, concepts, and people. Entries include Federal Reserve System, Great Depression (1929-1939), International Monetary Fund, Privatization Revolution, Refeudalization, and Welfare State. Written clearly and concisely for the general reader, each entry gives historical facts and social context, not only defining the term itself, but clarifying and describing how it influenced and shaped the economic, political, and social fabric of society at large. Each entry also includes cross-references to related terms and bibliographic citations. An introduction, a comprehensive bibliography, and a subject index complete this work.
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psycholog...
This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars