The Chambers Dictionary of World History

The Chambers Dictionary of World History

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This new edition of the "Chambers Dictionary of World History" contains comprehensive coverage of the key figures and events of world history. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent world events, it contains an in depth focus on the period 1000-2000. From the ANC to the XYZ affair, the North-West rebellion to the South Sea bubble, and Waterloo to Watergate, this dictionary marks the milestones. Its coverage embraces the Norman Conquest and Normandy Campaign; Vietnam and Vichy; the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Flowers Campaign; the Prague Spring and the Winter War; the Black Hundreds and the Red Brigades. The roll-call of historical figures runs from Kalashnikov to Kaunda, Nasser to Nimitz, Saladin to Sitting Bull, Cortes to Clinton. The format is an A-Z listing of over 7,500 entries, with sixty mini-essays on topics covering history prior to AD 1000. Forty tables of information list the members of important dynasties, and over twenty five family trees of the monarchic dynasties of Europe. All countries of the world have a brief and concise entry, together with a map to show their geographical more

Product details

  • Hardback | 958 pages
  • 166.1 x 254.8 x 61.5mm | 2,040.35g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • maps
  • 0550130004
  • 9780550130006

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This new (2000) one-volume dictionary contains clear and concise entries on over 7500 historical figures, movements and events that have shaped our world, from ancient times to the present. It covers Charlemange and Clinton, Tiananmen Square and the Trojan War, Watergate and Waterloo, all in one straightforward A-Z listing, with good cross-references. There are also maps and information panels. This book is ideal as a handy reference source for the whole family. (Kirkus UK)show more

About Editors of Chambers

This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations. Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble(R) and more

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