Features native peoples from the past and present, covering early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America.
Examines the trajectory of Native American cultures over the centuries, detailing how they have retained their longstanding values and traditions in the face of war, disease, resettlement, and assimilation.
This book shows how many Native American groups found ways to preserve the integrity of their communities through the arts, customs, languages, and religious traditions that animate Native American life.
Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Covers the ancient culture's rich history and accomplishments, and... More
Examines the rich cultural achievements of the ancient Mesopotamia civilization, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which included the kingdom of Babylon and development of the first writing system.
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the... More
Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new... More