Buddhism, Christianity, Chinese Religions, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, New Religions, Shinto, Traditional Religions, Western Esotericism, Unbelief, Other Faiths & Beliefs
World History: Ancient & Medieval ErasThis link opens in a new windowcomprehensive survey of early human history around the world, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Reference content is organized by both place and time and includes narrative historical accounts; profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world; and detailed overviews of religions, cultural practices, conflicts, and more. In original journal articles, prominent historians consider the mysteries of our world’s past as well as the political and cultural themes throughout history that continue to warrant scholarly investigation today.
1500-1700 (Emergence of Modern Europe); 1500-1776 (The World Beyond Europe); 1700-1800 (The Age of Reason); 1776-1825 (A Time of Revolutions); 1776-1914 (Spheres of Influence); 1815-1914 (The Rise of Nationalism); 1800-1914 (The Rise of the Industrial Revolution); 1914-1945 (The World at War); 1945-1991 (The Cold War); 1991- Present (A New Millennium)
Global Issues in ContextThis link opens in a new windowGlobal Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
The ReligionFacts "Big Religion Chart" is an attempt to summarize all the complexities of religions and belief systems into tiny little boxes on a single, quick-reference comparison chart. Yes, of course this is impossible. As we always warn with our comparison charts, this is no substitute for reading about religions in greater detail, talking with religious adherents, etc. But this religion comparison chart can (hopefully) be a useful and accessible way to "get the gist" of some unfamiliar groups and compare basic beliefs and practices of the world's religions and belief systems. Currently, 43 belief systems are listed.
SELECT a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each country will represent the data for that subject --both its share of the total and absolute value.