Chambers Dictionary of World History

Chambers Dictionary of World History

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Revised and updated to reflect recent world events, Chambers Dictionary of World History features more than 7,500 entries in a straightforward A-to-Z format. This impressive reference covers the key figures and events in world history, with an in-depth focus on the period from A.D. 1000 to 2000. From the Norman Conquest to the Normandy campaign, its comprehensive coverage includes wars, treaties, plots, and political movements as well as nations of the world, international organizations, and biographies of major figures.
Entries include a clear and helpful system of cross-references that makes the book ideal for browsing and highlights connections among individuals, ideas, and events. More than 60 sidebars cover significant themes of ancient and modern history, and specially commissioned historical and thematic maps supplement the dictionary entries.
For history buffs, classroom use, or any home reference collection, this comprehensive look at world history is an essential resource.

Baker & Taylor
Idenifies key individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, political parties, and battles.

Blackwell North Amer
The third edition of the Chambers Dictionary of World History is the most substantial single-volume historical dictionary available, with over 7,500 entries. Newly revised and expanded, it provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of political, military, diplomatic and social history from 1000 AD to the present day, as well as essential information on the period before 1000 AD.
New entries in this edition include a broad range of contemporary or newly relevant topics and individuals - from the 'axis of evil' to the North-South Divide, the Good Friday Agreement to the Schengen Agreement, Helen Clark to Hugo Chavez. Wars, treaties and political movements are covered, along with nations of the world, international organizations and key historical figures. A clear and helpful system of cross-references highlights intriguing and sometimes unexpected connections between the people, ideas and events that have shaped the past millennium.

& Taylor

The latest edition of the comprehensive single-volume historical dictionary features 7,500 entries presented in an A-to-Z format and covering key events in world history from 1,000 to 2,000 A.D., including more than sixty fascinating sidebars.

Publisher: Edinburgh : Chambers, 2005
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780550100948
Characteristics: x, 978 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Marsden, Hilary
Lenman, Bruce
Alternative Title: Dictionary of world history


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