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Peoples, nations and cultures
an A-Z of the people of the world, past and present ; [a fascinating exploration of the cultural and ethnic diversity of our planet]
Verfasserangabe: hrsg. von John M. MacKenzie
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / Modern political geography, reflected in the 200-odd states into which the contemporary world is divided, offers at best a simplification of the world's ethnic and cultural complexities. The nation-states that sit at today's United Nations represent but a fraction of the huge number of distinct and identifiable peoples, nations and cultures that have come into being, settled, migrated, flourished, declined, assimilated, and - in many cases - disappeared since the distant beginnings of recorded history. Cassell's "Peoples, Nations and Cultures" is a fascinating and informative guide to the myriad discrete ethnic and cultural groupings that have inhabited our planet over the past 6000 years. It presents - in a simple and easy-to-follow A to Z structure within five regionally based sections (The Americas, Africa, Europe, & Cent. Asia and the Middle East, and E & SE Asia and Oceania) - clear, concise and readable histories of some 1500 peoples, nations and cultures: from the Assyrians of the ancient Middle East to the modern-day Armenians, from the Belgae of ancient Europe to the modern-day Basques. Peoples, nations and cultures covered include the inhabitants of present-day nation-states (Americans, French); minority peoples within these (Sorbs in Germany, Basques in Spain); peoples dispersed over a number of nation-states (Kurds, Jews); significant cultural but non-ethnic groupings (Maronite Christians in the Levant); and extinct peoples (Alans, Goths). / / "Peoples, Nations and Cultures" is a unique work of historical reference, one that delves into that most fundamental of all questions: Who are we? And where do we all come from? Embellished by 125 black-and-white maps, this is a fascinating and authorative exploration of the cultural diversity of our planet. /
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VerfasserInnenangabe: hrsg. von John M. MacKenzie
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Systematik: GS.E, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 0-304-36550-5
Beschreibung: 672 S. : Kt.
Beteiligte Personen: MacKenzie, John M. [Hrsg.]
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch