Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
Describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.
This authoritative and comprehensive book answers your questions and exposes you to the concepts, movements, people, and events associated with living and ancient religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.