Wide-ranging and informative, this reference work is the first authoritative overview of global culture to emphasize the achievement of the non-Western world. With over 1,200 terms, ranging from Abakwa and abangan to Zuni war gods and zydeco, there are entries on:
Artists, musicians, writers, essayists and poets.
Rulers, political leaders and deities.
Places of worship, tribes, religions and peoples.
Languages, cultures and literary forms.
Philosophies and schools of thought.