The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

4 Volume Set

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195148908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2752

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The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.

A Dictionary of World History

Author: Edmund Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968569X

Category: History

Page: 736

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This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events and their after-effects. For this new edition, existing entries have been revised and updated to reflect the very latest global events including changes in leadership, wars, political situations, and the statistical information given for each country (population counts, currency, languages, religions). New entries have been included for key figures who have recently come to prominence and world events. The book also contains twenty-five detailed maps linked to key historical events and topics. These include the African slave trade, the Black Death, and the Normandy campaign. Also included are over 200 country maps. The dictionary is enhanced by entry-level web links which are accessed via a dedicated companion website. Encyclopedic in scope, this ambitious A to Z provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and anyone with an interest in the subject.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Author: Joel Mokyr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195105079

Category: Economic history

Page: 2824

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What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.

The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History

Author: Touraj Daryaee

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199732159

Category: History

Page: 414

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This handbook is a guide to Iran's complex history. The book emphasizes the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past.

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

Volume 4: World History from 1800 to the Present Day

Author: Robert Blake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198691365

Category: History

Page: 391

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Identifies key individuals, events, movements, organizations, and concepts in modern world history.

A Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 982

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Lively, accessible, and up-to-date, the Concise Encyclopedia is an invaluable quick-reference work. Its compact size and clear concise style make it easy to find information quickly and painlessly on virtually any topic you are curious about. The more than 12,000 entries here cover an extraordinary array of fields, ranging from science and technology, to the arts, politics, sports, geography, folklore and mythology, architecture, literature, design, and philosophy. Whether you are curious about Atoms or Anemones, Hinduism or Hockey, Marxism or Medusa, Stick Insects or Stockholm--or almost any other subject imaginable--you will find here a wealth of accurate, compact entries. The Encyclopedia also includes brief biographies of a host of important individuals, from Igor Stravinsky and Robert Louis Stevenson to Patrick Henry and Herod the Great, with ample coverage of internationally famous world figures alive today, from George W. Bush and Tony Blair to contemporary actors, artists, and sports stars. The Encyclopedia also features maps of the world. Fully illustrated with line drawings and diagrams, the perfect desk reference for family, student, or professional use, Concise Encyclopedia offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, affordable package.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199759251

Category: History

Page: 1376

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, a two-volume set, will offer both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in the military and diplomatic history of the United States. At a time of war, in which ongoing efforts to recalibrate American diplomacy are as imperative as they are perilous, the Oxford Encyclopedia will present itself as the first recourse for scholars wishing to deepen their understanding of the crucial features of the historical and contemporary foreign policy landscape and its perennially martial components. Entries will be written by the top diplomatic and military historians and key scholars of international relations from within the American academy, supplemented, as is appropriate for an encyclopedia of diplomacy, with entries from foreign-based academics, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The crucial importance of the subject is reflected in the popularity of university courses dedicated to diplomatic and military history and the enduring appeal of international relations (IR) as a political science discipline drawing on both. The Oxford Encyclopedia will be a basic reference tool across both disciplines - a potentially very significant market.

The World Encyclopedia

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195218183

Category: Reference

Page: 776

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A one-volume encyclopedia designed for everyday family use, particularly to meet the needs of high school students.

Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692861

Category: History

Page: 864

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Representing a unique reference tool for readers interested in history, criminology, or terrorism, this book provides the most complete and up-to-date coverage of assassinations of key figures throughout history and around the world. • Provides timely content about past assassinations that will enable students to better understand historical and contemporary social unrest • Introduces new information and theories on historic cases of assassination that in some cases afford novel interpretations of "what really happened" • Establishes the links between famous or notorious social movements and political assassinations, underscoring how an individual or a small group can be motivated to commit an act of violence by the climate of their society • Includes more than 20 primary source documents that provide accounts of assassinations in world history as well as numerous sidebars that augment the reading experience with interesting discussions of individuals, groups, movements, or events related to important assassinations

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

Author: Paul S. Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199764352

Category: History

Page: 1550

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

The Ultimate Book of Knowledge

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199116904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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"...an up-to-the-minute encyclopedia specially written for young students. Young readers will have fun learning new and exciting information about human life, our incredible world and beyond."--p. [4] of cover.

The Oxford Companion to Food

Author: Alan Davidson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199677336

Category: Cooking

Page: 921

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Covers such topics as plant products, cooking terms, national and regional cuisines, food preservation, food science, diet, and cookbooks and their authors.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages: A-J

Author: André Vauchez,Michael Lapidge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 1624

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Comprehensive but accessible, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages offers a wealth of information not easily available from any other single source, providing 3,000 detailed and concise articles on all aspects of the Middle Age. Six years in the making, this massive work is a co-publication of four international publishers (James Clarke in the UK; Less Editions du Cerf in France; Citta Nuova in Italy; and Fitzroy Dearborn in the United States); it is the collaborative effort of more than 600 scholars coordinated by a team of 30 experts, under the editorial supervision of Andre Vauchez.Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages is based on the scholarship of the last thirty years, and provides both a magisterial overview of the period from the 5th to the 15th centuries as well as a fresh approach to the subject. Cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history are all covered, and although the main concentration is on Europe and Christendom, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, and of other cultural with which Europeans came into contact, is also extensively treated. Art and architecture (including the building of the great cathedrals), the growth of universities, developments in law, and scientific discoveries are all treated in the same depth as political history. Archaeological, geographical, historical, linguistic, philosophical and theological topics receive full treatment. Biographies of monarchs, bishops and major intellectual figures are included, as are descriptions of varying lengths of major ideas and beliefs.Lively in style and accessible, and enhanced by 640 color and black-and-white illustrations and maps, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages is the first work thatcomprehensively clarifies how much we still owe to that manifold culture and will be an essential resource for both public and academic libraries.