Encyclopedia that profiles milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music, and religion. Provides overviews of historical periods and chronologies of major world events.
Chapters begin with a chronology of major events within the discipline followed by articles covering the movements, schools of thought, and masterworks that characterize the discipline during the era and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters, and other prominent figures in the field. Chapters end with significant bibliography of primary documents from the period.
Surveys clothing and body adornment and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress. Presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras.
Contains biographies and excerpts of literary criticism.
From Contemporary literary criticism, Twentieth-century literary criticism, Nineteenth-century literature criticism, Shakespearean criticism, Literature criticism from 1400 to 1800, Classical and medieval literature criticism, Poetry criticism, Short story criticism, Drama criticism, Children's literature review.