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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.

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
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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 American Business, Labor, and Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199738815
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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
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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 Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Author: Michael Gagarin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195170725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 3584
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Encyclopedia of World History

Encyclopedia of World History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 775
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More than four thousand entries cover people, places, organizations, events, and concepts in world history

Oxford illustrated encyclopedia

Oxford illustrated encyclopedia

World history from earliest times to 1800

  • Author: Harry Judge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198691358
  • Category: History
  • Page: 391
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Identifies key individuals, events, movements, organizations, and concepts in modern world history.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

  • Author: William H. Beezley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190680893
  • Category: Mexico
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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 Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Navies, great powers: Portugal

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Navies, great powers: Portugal

  • Author: John B. Hattendorf
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195130751
  • Category: Naval art and science
  • Page: 2912
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"Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context, the Encyclopedia shows how seafaring has both reflected and influenced the major economic, cultural, military, and political developments in world history."--Electronic version, homepage.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

  • Author: William Hardy McNeill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World history
  • Page: 2221
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"A comprehensive encyclopedia of world history with 538 articles that trace the development of human history -- with a focus on area studies, global history, anthropology, geography, science, arts, literature, economics, women's studies, African-American studies, and cultural studies related to all regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

  • Author: Clifford J. Rogers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0195334035
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1792
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From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. They fostered many economic and political changes. They also affected the science, technology, religion, and culture of the parties involved. This two-volume encyclopedia examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times. Featuring the latest research from the leading experts in medieval military history, the set provides an exhaustive and accurate view of how and why wars were waged throughout Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from circa 500 CE to circa 1500. Although many reference works have been published in medieval history, this is the first and only encyclopedia to focus exclusively on medieval warfare, offering unique insight into the subject by addressing developments in military technology across the period with articles on topics such as gunpowder and shields. The encyclopedia will appeal to scholars and readers of all levels interested in military history and in the medieval world.

What is Gender History?

What is Gender History?

  • Author: Sonya O. Rose
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745659098
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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This book provides a short and accessible introduction to the field of gender history, one that has vastly expanded in scope and substance since the mid 1970s. Paying close attention to both classic texts in the field and the latest literature, the author examines the origins and development of the field and elucidates current debates and controversies. She highlights the significance of race, class and ethnicity for how gender affects society, culture and politics as well as delving into histories of masculinity. The author discusses in a clear and straightforward manner the various methods and approaches used by gender historians. Consideration is given to how the study of gender illuminates the histories of revolution, war and nationalism, industrialization and labor relations, politics and citizenship, colonialism and imperialism using as examples research dealing with the histories of a number of areas across the globe. Written by one of the leading scholars in this vibrant field, What is Gender History? will be the ideal introduction for students of all levels.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Navies, great powers: Portugal

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Navies, great powers: Portugal

  • Author: John B. Hattendorf
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195130751
  • Category: Naval art and science
  • Page: 2912
  • View: 7144
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"Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context, the Encyclopedia shows how seafaring has both reflected and influenced the major economic, cultural, military, and political developments in world history."--Electronic version, homepage.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

  • Author: Abiola Irele,Biodun Jeyifo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195334736
  • Category: History
  • Page: 988
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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: A-J

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: A-J

  • Author: Andrew F. Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780195175516
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 751
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The history of food and drink in America is an exciting tale of unexpected twists and turns filled with with hot-shot inventors, high-flying promoters, and hard-hitting advertisers. From the California coast to Coney Island, this book takes readers on a panoramic journey through American culinary history. 250 halftone illustrations.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

  • Author: Andrew Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0199734968
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 2182
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The second edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them. The thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and is the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

Encyclopedia of World Sport

Encyclopedia of World Sport

From Ancient Times to the Present

  • Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195131959
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 488
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Contains essays concerning various sports or sports topics, from acrobatics to yachting, giving both American and international coverage