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Cambridge Companions to Culture provide students and other readers with definitive introductions to the cultures of particular countries. Topics covered include art, architecture, dance, film, history, law, literature, music, mass media, politics and social questions. Whether dipped into for reference or read from cover to cover, a Cambridge Companion offers the best available collection of introductory essays, from a wide range of perspectives, on the culture of the country in question. All Cambridge Companions to Culture feature newly commissioned essays by international teams of experts, extensive breadth and depth of coverage, a wide range of critical approaches, a chronological table, a bibliography, a guide to further reading, and an index.