Chambers Dictionary of World History

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Bruce Lenman, Trevor Anderson
Chambers, 2000 - History - 950 pages
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This new edition of Chambers Dictionary of World History contains, within a single volume, comprehensive coverage of the key figures and events of world history. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent world events, this new edition includes even more information on all aspects of history, and boasts an in-depth focus on the period 1000-2000.

From the ANC to the XYZ Affair, the North-West Rebellion to the South Sea Bubble, and Waterloo to Watergate, this dictionary marks the milestones. Its coverage embraces the Norman Conquest and Normandy Campaign; Vietnam and Vichy; the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Flowers Campaign; the Prague Spring and the Winter War; the Black Hundreds and the Red Brigades. The roll-call of historical figures is no less impressive, running the gamut from Kalashnikov to Kaunda, Nasser to Nimitz, Saladin to Sitting Bull, Cortes to Clinton.

-- Straightforward, easy-to-use A -- Z listing of over 7,500 entries

-- Key topics presented in clear, concise language

-- Over 60 panels cover themes of particular historical interest and essential history before 1000

-- Concise coverage of the nations of the world in their historical settings

-- 36 specially-commissioned maps supplement the text

-- Over 40 tables of information list political and royal dynasties, and over 25 family trees outline the monarchic dynasties of Europe

-- Clear, helpful cross-reference system

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After reading for nearly 2 hours I found a paragraph on my country's first Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams a noted historian and academic. I was delighted only to find that the short paragraph concluded by stating that he commited suicide in 1981. Dr. Williams died at his official residence on the 29th of March 1981 after going into a diabetic coma. Needless to say, I closed the book and placed it back on the self... that also made me question everything I read in this book... 

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This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations.

Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble® and crosswords.

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