The Greenwood Dictionary of World History

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - History - 398 pages
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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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WEB SITES
371
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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About the author (2006)

JOHN J. BUTT is Professor of History at James Madison University, where he teaches Global history, British, Medieval and Early Modern European history. His research interests include 16th and 17th century developments in agriculture and botany. He is author of "Daily Life in the Age of Charlemagne" (2002). Dr. Butt is also Director of Honors Study Abroad at Oxford University and the University of St. Andrews.

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