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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 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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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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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 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.

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.

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

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
  • Category:
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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 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.

Oxford illustrated encyclopedia

Oxford illustrated encyclopedia

World history from earliest times to 1800

  • Author: Harry George Judge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780198691297
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 391
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

  • Author: David Scott Kastan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0195169212
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 2656
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A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

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 Maritime History: Actium, Battle of

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History: Actium, Battle of

  • Author: John B. Hattendorf
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195130751
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2912
  • View: 329
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From the dawn of seafaring history to the present day, from the first crude canoes and rafts to today's nuclear submarines and supertankers, the Encyclopedia of Maritime History will systematically survey the separate but related interests of general historians and maritime specialists. Comprising more than one million words in four volumes, the work's nine hundred entries will provide a detailed and synthetic overview of the scope and sweep of maritime history, and will bring together in a readily accessible form a range of historical and professional information that can otherwise be found only with the help of an extensive library.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, 2nd Edition, McNeil-Bently-Christian-Croiser, 2010

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, 2nd Edition, McNeil-Bently-Christian-Croiser, 2010

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

  • Author: Berkshire Publishing Group, LLC.
  • Publisher: Bukupedia
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 3064
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Reader’s Guide From the earliest stages of planning the encyclopedia to its fruition as a second edition, our goal has been to present a body of knowledge whose core is about the movement, interaction, and change that has shaped the world. With that continued focus, on connections and movements over and across time and place, we’ve designed our Reader’s Guide. Its thirtyfi ve topical, alphabetically organized categories— under which we list all the entries relevant to each category—emphasize the ways in which a specifi c subject can apply to more than one broad fi eld of study. Textiles, for instance, can reveal a people’s aesthetic sense and development, as well as provide insight about socioeconomic, political, and cultural aspects of a people. Thus the article “Textiles” appears under the categories Arts and Literature, Commerce—Trade Goods and Products, and Daily Life. The categories themselves often refl ect important themes—lenses through which we view a particular aspect of history—such as Confl ict and War or Diplomacy and Peace. Some categories are based on geographical constructs, others on governments or states. Still others group processes, models, or forces that have driven history over the centuries. We’ve “dispersed” the names in our Biography category to indicate the places where these fi gures had their primary or initial infl uence, and (wherever possible) the fi eld, discipline, or specifi c topic in which they made an impact. The British political economist Thomas Malthus (1766–1834), for example, one of the fi rst to warn against the dangers of overpopulation, appears under Environment and Ecology; Europe; Philosophy, Ideas, and Thoughts; and Population, while we list Olaudah Equiano (1745–1797), the African writer and abolitionist, under Africa; Americas; and Social and Political Protest Movements. We include the Reader’s Guide here—and of course in its interactive form for online subscriptions—as a valuable resource for students, teachers, course planners, and general readers alike.

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History

  • Author: Jane Bingham,Fiona Chandler,Sam Taplin
  • Publisher: Usborne Books
  • ISBN: 9781409519072
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 415
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A reduced format edition of this comprehensive encyclopedia, tracing the extraordinary history of our world from the Big Bang to the Twenty-First Century. Includes all the major civilizations, rulers and events in world history, and paints a vivid picture of everyday life over thousands of years. Readers can immerse themselves in history via the 200+ recommended websites, from fighting The Battle of Waterloo or strolling the Great Wall of China. A selection of useful maps and pictures from the book are available to download free from the Usborne website, making this a valuable resource tool that is guaranteed to add an extra dimension to school work.

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

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

  • Author: John L. Esposito
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1924
  • View: 1607
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This unique reference is the first comprehensive encyclopedia dedicated to the institutions, religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. Placing particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World contains over 750 articles in four volumes. The focus throughout is on the Islamic dimension of the Muslim experience in recent history, and background articles ground the information in its historical context and ensure continuity. Entries address political and social action as well as formal texts, and emphasis is placed on the practice and theory of Islam in Muslim societies around the globe. Unlike more limited explorations of Islam, this work looks at Muslim societies in the Arab heartland as well as in South and Southeast Asia, and even in Europe and the Americas. Thus it is an invaluable resource offering extensive comparative and systematic analyses of Islamic beliefs, institutions, movements, practices, and peoples on an international scale. Topical categories covered include history and geography; schools of thought; religious beliefs; theology and philosophy; mysticism; religious practice, devotionalism, and ritual; religious law; politics; economics; culture and society; and biographies. Alphabetically arranged articles range from brief 500-word essays to major interpretive and synthetic treatments of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, and foreign relations. Related entries cover such topics as social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, and interreligious affairs. Truly multidisciplinary, this work reflects the breadth and depth of contemporary scholarship in Islamic studies, combining the tools of the humanities and social sciences to examine the interrelationship of religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies and to explain the changing realities of Muslim life. Designed for easy use by both scholars and students, the work has an index and an extensive system of cross-references that provide easy access to the network of related articles throughout the encyclopedia. Entries are written by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars from around the world. Unique in its focus on the modern Islamic world, this encyclopedia is an invaluable reference for anyone concerned with Islam: scholars and students of many disciplines, government and media analysts who increasingly require an understanding of the Muslim world, and interested lay readers who are becoming more and more familiar with Islamic politics and culture.

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.

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

  • Author: Editors of Kingfisher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780753457849
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 491
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A reference guide to world history, featuring a timeline, key date boxes, and biographies of historical figures.