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.

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.

A Dictionary of World History

Author: Anne Kerr,Edmund Wright

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191044784

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 8555

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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 Children's Encyclopedia of History

Author: Oxford Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199106691

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Oxford Children's Encyclopedia of History is a major new reference book for children of 8 and over, giving a fascinating insight into over 12,000 years of human history. Some 120 major entries carefully explain the key issues and facts. Each article features colour photos and otherillustrations specially selected to expand on the information given in the text. The articles are arranged alphabetically from Africa to World War II, to allow quick access to information, and the text is completely up to date and has been checked by experts.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: William Hardy McNeill,Jerry H. Bentley,David Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933782652

Category: History

Page: 2995

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"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by publisher.

Oxford Children's History of the World

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780199105007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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This illustrated history of the world follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the new millennium. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Includes Glossary and Index. Color illustrations.

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 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.

A Dictionary of World History

Author: Edmund Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968569X

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 6172

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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 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.

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 the Books of the Bible

Author: Michael D. Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195377370

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

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The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

Author: Paul R. Hinlicky,Derek R. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190461843

Category:

Page: 2195

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This encyclopedia is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence - for good and for ill - of Martin Luther. In 2017 the world marks 500 years since the beginning of the public work of Luther, whose protest againstcorrupt practices and the way theology was taught captured Europe's attention from 1517 onward. Comprising 125 extensive articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther examines:* the contexts that shaped his social and intellectual world, such as previous theological and institutional developments * the genres in which he worked, including some he essentially created* the theological and ethical writings that make up the lion's share of his massive intellectual output* the complicated and contested history of his reception across the globe and across a span of disciplinesThis indispensable work seeks both to answer perennial questions as well as to raise new ones. Intentionally forward-looking in approach, the ORE of Martin Luther provides a reliable survey to such issues as, for instance, how did Luther understand God? What did he mean by his notion of "vocation?"How did he make use of, but also transform, medieval thought patterns and traditions? How did Luther and the Reformation re-shape Europe and launch modernity? What were his thoughts about Islam and Judaism, and how did the history of the effects of those writings unfold? Scholars from a variety of disciplines - economic history, systematic theology, gender and cultural studies, philosophy, and many more - propose an agenda for examining future research questions prompted by the harvest of decades of intense historical scrutiny and theological inquiry.