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Electronic Reference Resources
The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Cinema to 1907 by
Publication Date: 1990
Provides an overview of the beginnings of cinema through the first boom in the specialized moving-picture theaters known as nickelodeons, looking at the initial years of projected motion pictures and their aural accompaniment from 1895 to the fall of 1907. Early American cinema is examined as an industry and as an influential cultural practice in the context of a centuries-long history of projected images.
Daily Life Through World History in Primary Documents by
Publication Date: 2008
Provides insight into major cultures from all continents including annotated primary documents introducing aspects of daily life throughout the world. Covers domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present. 3 volumes.
Creation Myths of the World, 2nd Ed. by
Publication Date: 2009
Provides a comprehensive resource on creation myths from around the world, their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences-and what they reveal about their cultures of origin.
Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students
Publication Date: 1998
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more. 4 volumes.