A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History

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This new Oxford reference work is the most up-to-date dictionary of world history available in paperback. The generous coverage of all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day, makes this book the ideal guide both for students and the general reader. - More than 4,500 clear and concise entries - Biographies of key figures in world history, from Alexander the Great to Bill Clinton, Elizabeth I to Nelson Mandela - Full international coverage with detailed entries for every country in the world - Subject entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and key battles and places - Fifty detailed maps covering events and topics such as the Black Death, the Boer War, and the African slave tradeshow more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 46mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • maps
  • 0192801058
  • 9780192801050

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Derived from the 2 volumes of the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia which were devoted to world history, this a to z reference spans prehistory to the present. It boasts entries for every country with spot maps and current statistical information, cross-references, 25 historical maps along with comprehensive updating of comtemporary subjects and new entries on recent events and concepts in history. With over 4,000 entries packed into just under 700 pages the type is a little on the small side, but this will nevertheless be a useful quick reference tool for the general reader. (Kirkus UK)show more

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