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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

4 Volume Set

  • Author: Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195148908
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 2752
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The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History

  • Author: Edmund Wright
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019968569X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events and their after-effects. For this new edition, existing entries have been revised and updated to reflect the very latest global events including changes in leadership, wars, political situations, and the statistical information given for each country (population counts, currency, languages, religions). New entries have been included for key figures who have recently come to prominence and world events. The book also contains twenty-five detailed maps linked to key historical events and topics. These include the African slave trade, the Black Death, and the Normandy campaign. Also included are over 200 country maps. The dictionary is enhanced by entry-level web links which are accessed via a dedicated companion website. Encyclopedic in scope, this ambitious A to Z provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and anyone with an interest in the subject.

The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history

The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history

  • Author: Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780195148909
  • Category: Minorities
  • Page: 692
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

  • Author: Joel Mokyr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0195105079
  • Category: Economic history
  • Page: 2824
  • View: 7004
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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

  • Author: Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization, Modern
  • Page: 586
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A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History

  • Author: Anne Kerr,Edmund Wright
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191044784
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
  • View: 2960
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This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events and their after-effects. For this new edition, existing entries have been revised and updated to reflect the very latest global events including changes in leadership, wars, political situations, and the statistical information given for each country (population counts, currency, languages, religions). New entries have been included for key figures who have recently come to prominence and world events. The book also contains twenty-five detailed maps linked to key historical events and topics. These include the African slave trade, the Black Death, and the Normandy campaign. Also included are over 200 country maps. The dictionary is enhanced by entry-level web links which are accessed via a dedicated companion website. Encyclopedic in scope, this ambitious A to Z provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History: Abraham-Byzantine Empire

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History: Abraham-Byzantine Empire

  • Author: William Hardy McNeill,Jerry H. Bentley,David Christian
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781933782652
  • Category: World history
  • Page: 2995
  • View: 7441
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"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

  • Author: Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199764352
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1550
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam

  • Author: John L. Esposito
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199880417
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 768
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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.

Oxford Children's History of the World

Oxford Children's History of the World

  • Author: Neil Grant
  • Publisher: OXFORD University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199105007
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6070
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This illustrated history of the world follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the new millennium. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Includes Glossary and Index. Color illustrations.

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

Volume 4: World History from 1800 to the Present Day

  • Author: Robert Blake
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198691365
  • Category: History
  • Page: 391
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Identifies key individuals, events, movements, organizations, and concepts in modern world history.

A Concise Encyclopedia

A Concise Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jonathan Law
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 982
  • View: 6411
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Lively, accessible, and up-to-date, the Concise Encyclopedia is an invaluable quick-reference work. Its compact size and clear concise style make it easy to find information quickly and painlessly on virtually any topic you are curious about. The more than 12,000 entries here cover an extraordinary array of fields, ranging from science and technology, to the arts, politics, sports, geography, folklore and mythology, architecture, literature, design, and philosophy. Whether you are curious about Atoms or Anemones, Hinduism or Hockey, Marxism or Medusa, Stick Insects or Stockholm--or almost any other subject imaginable--you will find here a wealth of accurate, compact entries. The Encyclopedia also includes brief biographies of a host of important individuals, from Igor Stravinsky and Robert Louis Stevenson to Patrick Henry and Herod the Great, with ample coverage of internationally famous world figures alive today, from George W. Bush and Tony Blair to contemporary actors, artists, and sports stars. The Encyclopedia also features maps of the world. Fully illustrated with line drawings and diagrams, the perfect desk reference for family, student, or professional use, Concise Encyclopedia offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, affordable package.

The World Encyclopedia

The World Encyclopedia

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195218183
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 776
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A one-volume encyclopedia designed for everyday family use, particularly to meet the needs of high school students.

The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America

The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America

  • Author: Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 339
  • View: 2803
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Highlights individuals, issues, legal cases, and movements and reforms from Colonial to contemporary times which reflect how women have contributed to American life

A Guide to Countries of the World

A Guide to Countries of the World

  • Author: Christopher Riches,Peter Stalker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191060798
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 432
  • View: 8588
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This authoritative A–Z provides a wealth of up-to-date information on every country in the world, including dependent territories. Each entry provides a brief history of the country and outlines its political, economic, and social issues. A quick-reference fact box provides comparative information on land area, people, language, religion, life expectancy, GDP, gender equality, and environmental performance. Supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population, and a list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. This accessible guide will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this new edition, as will A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is current. It is an ideal reference source for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting access to reliable information on any country of the world.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Author: Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195377370
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 1056
  • View: 662
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The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199759251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1376
  • View: 8499
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, a two-volume set, will offer both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in the military and diplomatic history of the United States. At a time of war, in which ongoing efforts to recalibrate American diplomacy are as imperative as they are perilous, the Oxford Encyclopedia will present itself as the first recourse for scholars wishing to deepen their understanding of the crucial features of the historical and contemporary foreign policy landscape and its perennially martial components. Entries will be written by the top diplomatic and military historians and key scholars of international relations from within the American academy, supplemented, as is appropriate for an encyclopedia of diplomacy, with entries from foreign-based academics, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The crucial importance of the subject is reflected in the popularity of university courses dedicated to diplomatic and military history and the enduring appeal of international relations (IR) as a political science discipline drawing on both. The Oxford Encyclopedia will be a basic reference tool across both disciplines - a potentially very significant market.

The Ultimate Book of Knowledge

The Ultimate Book of Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199116904
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1828
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"...an up-to-the-minute encyclopedia specially written for young students. Young readers will have fun learning new and exciting information about human life, our incredible world and beyond."--p. [4] of cover.

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Encyclopedia of Christianity

  • Author: John Stephen Bowden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195223934
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1364
  • View: 1424
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Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged articles related to Christianity, covering its history, events, and important figures and individuals. Includes maps, charts, and illustrations.