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This comprehensive reference resource provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues.
Covers every area of the world from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance. Thousands of authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations of key topics, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world.
Comprehensive overview of the emergence of the modern world from 1500 to the present. Covers Europe since the Renaissance, and concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Islamic world.
Spans more than 50 religions practiced throughout the world. Covers important figures, core beliefs, customs and practices, celebrations and holidays, and sacred places. Includes thousands of primary and secondary sources including 1,700 photos and illustrations, 300 maps, and 175 audio and video recordings.