The Greenwood Dictionary of World History
This is a handy reference guide to history from all regions and epochs The Greenwood Dictionary of World History is an indispensable, handy, and easy to use A-Z first-stop reference resource providing essential information on over 2,000 of the most studied and important people, events, places, and ideas in world history from prehistoric to modern times, from all regions and epochs. Topics covered include: world religions and religious figures; scientists and scientific events; wars and battles; ethnic and cultural groups; international organisations; political and military leaders; treaties and alliances; empires and nations; intellectuals, artists and musicians; cities and geography; revolutions and rebellions; trade and economic Issues; literary works; religious texts; commodities; political systems; weapons; disasters; cultural institutions; inventions and discoveries. Entries are truly global in their range, and they are brief and concise providing a definition or fundamental facts. A reference source appropriate for all library types, it covers all regions of the world.
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Africa American ancient Arab army Asia Athens Austria-Hungary Battle became Britain British Buddhism Byzantine Empire caliph capital Central century b.c.e. China Chinese Christian civil colonial communist conquered countries culture death defeated dynasty eastern economic Egypt elected emperor England English established Europe European forces France French German Greece Greek Guomindang Hindu Hinduism Holy Roman Emperor India Indus River Islam Japan Japanese John Khan king Kingdom known Korea land later leader LIST OF ENTRIES major medieval ment Middle Ages military Mongol movement Muhammad Muslim National nineteenth century North northern Organization Ottoman Ottoman Empire Party Persian political pope president prime minister Qing Qing dynasty reforms region religion Renaissance Republic Revolution River Roman Catholic Church Roman Empire Roman Republic Rome ruled rulers Russia Saint shogunate social society South Soviet Soviet Union Spain Spanish temple tion trade Treaty tury Union United Vietnam Wars western World Xiongnu