A Dictionary of World History

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - History - 712 pages
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An incredibly useful reference, the second edition of A Dictionary of World History has been fully revised and updated in order to bring it into the 21st century. It contains over 4,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Biographies of key figures in world history range from Alexander the Great to Bill Clinton, Elizabeth I to Nelson Mandela. There are separate entries for every country in the world summarizing the key historical events and important figures in that nation's history.

New to this edition are brand-new entries such as George Bush, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, and the 2004 tsunami, while many other entries have been substantially revised to reflect new developments. Twenty-five maps cover events and topics such as the Black Death and the African slave trade, and detailed subject entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and key battles and places in world history give this dictionary a truly international scope.

Easy to use yet encyclopedic in scope, A Dictionary of World History provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and the general reader.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
51
Section 3
96
Section 4
103
Section 5
168
Section 6
190
Section 7
213
Section 8
236
Section 17
439
Section 18
470
Section 19
480
Section 20
526
Section 21
529
Section 22
558
Section 23
585
Section 24
622

Section 9
237
Section 10
269
Section 11
273
Section 12
300
Section 13
326
Section 14
341
Section 15
361
Section 16
388
Section 25
653
Section 26
663
Section 27
668
Section 28
678
Section 29
700
Section 30
702
Section 31
707
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Jonathan Law is an editor at Market House Books Ltd, compilers of dictionaries.

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