Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present

Hardcover | March 19, 2008

byPeter N. Stearns

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The Encyclopedia of the Modern World delves into the period from 1750 to the present, providing special attention to social, economic, cultural and political topics applicable to the time. The breadth of knowledge offered within this multivolume set is astounding, with features spanning articles on countries, regions, and ethnic groups; themes involving social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture;events such as major wars; and extensive coverage of the United States. Detailed articles cover not only the major facts but the interpretations as well and are written for readers who are not specialists in the particular area. Enriched with over 800 halftones and 50 maps, this reference work isessential for any scholar, general reader, collector or curator interested in this rich and varied time in history. Through its fluent global coverage The Encyclopedia of Modern World provides information about and interpretation of major developments across particular regionsboth salient events and regional perspectives on common themes such as politics, demography, social class, and gender. Readers can exploretopics that have global implications, such as migration, childhood, and foods, topics that can be viewed through a combination of global patterns and key comparisons. Entries also shed light on standard geographic and ethnic units, such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies, in the modern period.The Encyclopedia presents unprecedented coverage of global processes and institutions themselves including the International Red Cross, and the League of Nations. All readers alike will benefit from the vast outpouring on world history in the modern period all captured within this convenientresource.

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The Encyclopedia of the Modern World delves into the period from 1750 to the present, providing special attention to social, economic, cultural and political topics applicable to the time. The breadth of knowledge offered within this multivolume set is astounding, with features spanning articles on countries, regions, and ethnic grou...

Peter Stearns is a Professor of History and Provost at George Mason University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:4096 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 19, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195176324

ISBN - 13:9780195176322

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"This comprehensive and outstanding resource covers much more than Western civilization. It presents a balanced, inclusive perspective on historical, social, political, and economic issues that students will need in order to function in a global society....Ideal for social studies classes that need well-written and -reserached information with a global perspective."--School Library Journal "Between the cross-references concluding all entries and an extensive 355-page index, readers should have little trouble finding a topic of interest.... This wide-ranging work should find a place on the shelves of most libraries...a valuable work."--Booklist