The Greenwood Dictionary Of World History

Hardcover | January 31, 2006

byJohn J. Butt

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Selection of entries--which are truly global in their range--was based on the guidelines and recommendations of organizations and agencies such as the National Council for History Education, the National Center for History in the Schools, the World History Association, the College Board World History Advanced Placement Test, and many of the state standards for history education. The content of the entries has been kept brief and concise to provide a definition or fundamental facts. Features include: BL70 maps BLEmphasis on Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Latin American History BLMesoamerican Entries BLIndexed by Region BLIndexed by Period BLIndexed Thematically BLEasy-to-Use A-to-Z Organization BLCross-referenced Entries BLBibliography Entries Cover: BLWorld Religions and Religious Figures BLScientists and Scientific Events BLWars and Battles BLEthnic and Cultural Groups BLInternational Organizations BLPolitical and Military Leaders BLTreaties and Alliances BLEmpires and Nations BLIntellectuals, Artists, and Musicians BLCities and Geography BLRevolutions and Rebellions BLTrade and Economic Issues BLLiterary Works BLReligious Texts BLCommodities BLPolitical Systems BLWeapons BLDisasters BLCultural Institutions BLInventions and Discoveries

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Selection of entries--which are truly global in their range--was based on the guidelines and recommendations of organizations and agencies such as the National Council for History Education, the National Center for History in the Schools, the World History Association, the College Board World History Advanced Placement Test, and many o...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:398 pages, 10.26 × 7.14 × 1.57 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313327653

ISBN - 13:9780313327650

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?More than 2000 cross-referenced A-to-Z entries offer brief definitions or explanations of world religions, scientific events, wars, military leaders, inventions, discoveries, and more from prehistoric to modern times and are indexed by region, period, and theme; the bibliography with each entry relates to the entry's subject. Entries range from "Aachen," Charlemagne's capital, to noted Swiss reformer "Zwingli." There is an emphasis on Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Latin American history. In comparison to the Oxford Dictionary of World History, this eclectic title contains a clearer, easier-to-read format, larger maps (70 in all), web sites, and other updated features....[d]esigned to be consulted for small bits of information or in answering quick questions-this could be considered a useful complement to more comprehensive works and would serve well as a cost-effective starting place for young searchers, encouraging continued exploration on their topics. Recommended for middle and high school libraries and smaller public libraries.??Library Journal