Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000

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Scribner, 2000 - Europe - 526 pages
The "Encyclopedia of European Social History" covers all aspects of European social history from the Renaissance to the present. This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health. Some of the thematically-arranged articles include: Honor and Shame Prostitution Schools and Schooling The World Economy and Colonial Expansion Clothing and Fashion Spinsters and Bachelors Travel and Tourism The World Wars and the Depression Birth, Contraception and Abortion The European Marriage Pattern Communications, the Media and Propaganda Ethnicity and National Identity Church and Society Fairs and Markets The Deaf, the Blind and the Retarded Rural Revolts The Aristocracy and Gentry The Welfare State

This reference provides a survey of hundreds of topics. Included are more than 700 photographs, drawings and maps. The sixth volume also includes biographies of prominent European figures and a comprehensive index.

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