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Bunson, Matthew

Overview
Works: 72 works in 229 publications in 7 languages and 9,165 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Biography  Reference works  Quotations  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Papal documents 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DG270, 937.0603
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Most widely held works by Matthew Bunson
Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire by Matthew Bunson( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies people, places, events, ideas, and artifacts associated with the Roman Empire
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages by Matthew Bunson( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides extensive information on the events, figures, and ideas of the Middle Ages, from the collapse of the West Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance
The vampire encyclopedia by Matthew Bunson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries on vampire traits and traditions from all over the world, including famous authors and movies
Encyclopedia Sherlockiana : an A-to-Z guide to the world of the great detective by Matthew Bunson( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gids over de wereld van de door Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gecreëerde detective, met een overzicht van radio-, televisie- en filmprodukties rond Sherlock Holmes
The complete Christie : an Agatha Christie encyclopedia by Matthew Bunson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a comprehensive guide to the life and works of English crime writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976). The author includes a biography of Christie, including theories on her strange disappearance in 1926; plot synopses that offer capsules of Christie's stories; A-to-Z entries on characters from vicars to butlers, police sergeants to maids, each cross-referenced to the story or novel; a detailed listing of all films, television programs, radio shows, and documentaries of Christie and her works; and some sixty illustrations, including book covers, shots from movies, and stage productions
The pope encyclopedia : an A to Z of the Holy See by Matthew Bunson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 2,000 entries that provide information on the history of the Vatican and its rulers, arranged alphabetically, and including facts about the life of each Pope and some of the institutions and rites of the office
A dictionary of the Roman Empire by Matthew Bunson( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He extraordinarily rich cultural legacy of the Roman world has had a profound affect world civilization. Roman achievements in architecture, law, politics, literature, war, and philosophy serve as the foundation of modern Western society. Now, for the first time in an A-Z format, A Dictionary of the Roman Empire assembles the people, places, events, and ideas of this remarkable period in one easy-to-use source. With over 1,900 entries covering more than five hundred years of Roman history, from Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars (59-51 B.C.) to the fall of Romulus Augustus, the last Roman emperor (476 A.D.), this accessible guide provides quick reference to one of the most studied periods of all antiquity. Every aspect of Roman life is included. Here are profiles of the great emperors, such as Marcus Aurelius, one of the most profoundly intellectual monarchs in western civilization, and the aberrant Gaius Caligula, who, after draining the Roman treasury with his eccentric behavior, made it a capital crime for citizens not to bequeath him their estates. Informative entries describe the complex workings of Roman government, such as census taking, the creation of civil service, coinage, and the venerable institution of the Senate, and offer insight into the various trends and cultural tastes that developed throughout Roman history. For example, a discussion on baths, the most common type of building in the Roman Empire, demonstrates the unique intermingling of luxury, community, recreation, and, in the provinces, an association with Rome, that served as the focus of any city aspiring to greatness. Other entries describe the practice of paganism, marriage and divorce, ludi (public games held to entertain the Roman populace), festivals of the Roman year, and gluttony (epitomized by famous gourmands such as the emperor Vitellius, who according to the historian Suetonius, lived for food, banqueting three or four times a day, routinely vomiting up his meal and starting over). Also featured are longer essays on such topics as art and architecture, gods and goddesses, and the military, as well as a chronology, a short glossary of Roman terms, and appendices listing the emperors of the Empire and diagram the often intertwined family trees of ruling dynasties. Comprehensive, authoritative, and illustrated with over sixty illustrations and maps, A Dictionary of the Roman Empire provides easy access to the remarkable civilization upon which Western society was built
Papal wisdom : words of hope and inspiration from John Paul II by John Paul( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compiler has organized brief quotations and extracts on a variety of topics and identified the source of each, including type of material (speech, homily, book, etc.), location, and date
Our Sunday Visitor's encyclopedia of saints by Matthew Bunson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Aaron to Zygmunt-- and 10,000 in between-- here are the 'holy ones' of the Church! Now updated to include canonizations approved by Pop Francis including Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII."--Page 4 of cover
Encyclopedia of ancient Rome by Matthew Bunson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of the people, places, events, and ideas of ancient Rome. Each entry has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to fully reflect recent advances in archaeology, historical and literary criticism, and social analysis. In addition, the scope has been expanded to include the entire history of ancient Rome, from the first founding of the city through the legendary hero Aeneas and his descendants Romulus and Remus around 753 BCE to the final collapse of Roman power in the fifth century CE. All of the entries in this updated resource now reflect not only the imperial era, but also the entire course of Roman history
Pope Francis by Matthew Bunson( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Korean and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of the first pope from the Americas, including his childhood in Buenos Aires, his Jesuit training, and his reputation as a man of the people
Angels A to Z : a who's who of the heavenly host by Matthew Bunson( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical reference guide describes types of angels as well as specific beings and the roles they have played
Our Sunday Visitor's encyclopedia of Catholic history by Matthew Bunson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference book brings all the important people, places, and events of Catholic history together in a single volume. Entries are arranged in alphabetical format and include cross-references
John Paul II's book of saints by Matthew Bunson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have a pope! Benedict XVI by Matthew Bunson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom teachings of the Dalai Lama by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Francis of Assisi by Margaret Bunson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of St. Francis of Assisi who gave up a life of wealth to form the Franciscan Brotherhood
Pope Benedict XVI and the sexual abuse crisis : working for reform and renewal by Gregory Erlandson( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1985, the Catholic Church in the United States has been living in the shadow of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. There is no escaping the fact that Pope Benedict, as the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and now as pope, has played an historically pivotal and personal role in the Vatican's response to the crisis
Lives of the saints you should know by Margaret Bunson( Book )

in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... introduces you to some of history's most famous h̓eroes with halos ̓-- the saints!"
Catholic almanac by Felician A Foy( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most complete one-volume source of facts and information on the Catholic Church
 
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Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire
Alternative Names
Bunson, D. Min, Matthew E

Bunson, Mathew E.

Bunson, Matthew

Bunson, Matthew E.

Matthew Bunson American historian

Бансон, Мэтью

번슨, 매튜

번슨, 매튜 E

バンソン, マシュー

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Encyclopedia of the Middle AgesThe vampire encyclopediaEncyclopedia Sherlockiana : an A-to-Z guide to the world of the great detectiveThe complete Christie : an Agatha Christie encyclopediaThe pope encyclopedia : an A to Z of the Holy SeeA dictionary of the Roman EmpirePapal wisdom : words of hope and inspiration from John Paul IIOur Sunday Visitor's encyclopedia of saints