Publisher description for Encyclopedia of the world's minorities / Carl Skutsch, editor ; Martin Ryle, consulting editor.

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This resource is a three-volume, A-Z encyclopedia, with some 600 essay entries. Entries, ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words, fall into four main categories. Each entry will be followed by a brief list of selected further readings (in the case of Person entries, a brief list of the person's works will also be included). The main categories are:

Minority entries (1,000-5,000 words; approximately 300 entries), the heart of the encyclopedia, which will cover particular ethnic, religious, and other groups, their histories, culture, and current political situation.

Topic entries (1,000-5,000 words; approximately 100 entries), which will focus on broader theoretical and philosophical issues; military, political, and social organizations; legal doctrines; and other concepts.

Biographic entries (1,000-2,000 words; approximately 65 entries), which will include major figures--past and present--in minority movements around the world.

Country entries (1,000-5,000 words; approximately 165 entries), which will provide a political, historical, and demographic overview of the world's countries, with an emphasis on ethnic and cultural divisions.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ethnic groups -- Encyclopedias.
Minorities -- Encyclopedias.