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The Resource The encyclopedia of world history : ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged, Peter N. Stearns, general editor, (electronic resource)

The encyclopedia of world history : ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged, Peter N. Stearns, general editor, (electronic resource)

Label
The encyclopedia of world history : ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged
Title
The encyclopedia of world history
Title remainder
ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged
Statement of responsibility
Peter N. Stearns, general editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For decades William L. Langer's best-selling Encyclopedia of World History was the indispensable, authoritative guide to all of human history. Now, under the direction of a distinguished new editor, comes an updated and dramatically improved version for a new generation. The result is a wholly accessible, absorbing canvas of world history that no student, scholar, or amateur historian should be without. Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of a significant number of entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000. With a unique format that has won it generations of fans, the Encyclopedia continues to feature chronological entries grouped by geographic region, allowing readers to get an in-depth view of distinct events along with a virtual time line of human history
  • But this new edition is much more than an expansion of a classic; it reflects important recent changes in historical trends and historical thinking. In addition to showcasing traditional facts of national leadership and state power, the Encyclopedia embraces social and cultural developments, non-European history, women's history, religion, health, economics, technology, and other vital but less often reported aspects of the human drama. Here is a chronicle not only of major political events but of ordinary people, covering shifts in the relationships between men and women, developments in leisure, and demographic currents. And for all periods there are summaries of global developments that cannot be captured in national or regional frameworks. As editor Stearns notes in his preface, "The world we know historically has greatly changed. The revisions that animate this edition celebrate this change, benefiting from the labors of countless venturesome scholars over the past several decades." A masterwork whose roots date back to the nineteenth century, this exciting volume belongs at the elbow of every history lover and of anyone who has ever been curious about our constantly changing, remarkably diverse human story
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
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1896-1977
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  • Stearns, Peter N
  • Langer, William L.
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
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  • History
  • History
Label
The encyclopedia of world history : ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged, Peter N. Stearns, general editor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A completely revised and updated edition of the classic reference work originally compiled and edited by William L. Langer"
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prehistoric times -- Ancient and classical periods, 3500 B.C.E.- 500 C.E. -- The postclassical period, 500-1500 -- The early modern period, 1500-1800 -- The modern period, 1789-1914 -- The world wars and the interwar period, 1914-1945 -- The contemporary period, 1945-2000 -- Appendixes -- Maps -- Genealogical tables
Control code
439
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
6th ed., rev. and expanded
Extent
1 online resource (1297 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721868
Other physical details
119 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00228982
  • (Credo)hmencyclwh
  • (OCoLC)436847305
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The encyclopedia of world history : ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged, Peter N. Stearns, general editor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A completely revised and updated edition of the classic reference work originally compiled and edited by William L. Langer"
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prehistoric times -- Ancient and classical periods, 3500 B.C.E.- 500 C.E. -- The postclassical period, 500-1500 -- The early modern period, 1500-1800 -- The modern period, 1789-1914 -- The world wars and the interwar period, 1914-1945 -- The contemporary period, 1945-2000 -- Appendixes -- Maps -- Genealogical tables
Control code
439
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
6th ed., rev. and expanded
Extent
1 online resource (1297 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721868
Other physical details
119 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00228982
  • (Credo)hmencyclwh
  • (OCoLC)436847305
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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