Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present

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9780195176322: Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present

The Encyclopedia of the Modern World delves into the period from 1750 to the present, providing special attention to social, economic, cultural and political topics applicable to the time.

The breadth of knowledge offered within this multivolume set is astounding, with features spanning articles on countries, regions, and ethnic groups; themes involving social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture; events such as major wars; and extensive coverage of the United States. Detailed articles cover not only the major facts but the interpretations as well and are written for readers who are not specialists in the particular area. Enriched with over 800 halftones and 50 maps, this reference work is essential for any scholar, general reader, collector or curator interested in this rich and varied time in history.

Through its fluent global coverage The Encyclopedia of Modern World provides information about and interpretation of major developments across particular regionsboth salient events and regional perspectives on common themes such as politics, demography, social class, and gender. Readers can explore topics that have global implications, such as migration, childhood, and foods, topics that can be viewed through a combination of global patterns and key comparisons. Entries also shed light on standard geographic and ethnic units, such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies, in the modern period. The Encyclopedia presents unprecedented coverage of global processes and institutions themselves including the International Red Cross, and the League of Nations. All readers alike will benefit from the vast outpouring on world history in the modern period all captured within this convenient resource.

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Peter Stearns is a Professor of History and Provost at George Mason University.

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Using the Industrial Revolution as its starting point, this set covers multiple perspectives of world history within over 1,500 main entries, many divided into separately authored subentries, resulting in close to 2,000 total by more than 1,250 contributors. Opening with a listing of articles followed by a 54-page chronology of events divided by region, the set is alphabetically arranged by topic. All entries end with bibliographies, many of them annotated. The variety of topics represents a cross section of modern history, ranging from the expected entries on wars and countries to those dealing with demographics (Baby boom,Infanticide); sports and leisure (Baseball,Pachinko); culture (Blue jeans,Comics and the graphic novel,Harlem Renaissance,Parades); and various social issues (Prostitution,Working class). Entries range from as little as one-half page on up, with topics such as Political parties (28 pages with 10 subentries), United States (46 pages, 9 subentries), and Women (34 pages, 7 subentries) among the longest. There are no purely biographical entries. Between the cross-references concluding all entries and an extensive 355-page index, readers should have little trouble finding a topic of interest. There was a concerted effort to make the work global in scope throughout, with numerous entries treating non-Western topics. Also, many entries also have subentries devoted to other regions; Medicine and public health, for example, has among its subentries Traditional medicine in Africa. Bibliographies, excellent overall, can be uneven in length and content. Why cite but two sources for the Mexican-American War, both personal journals, rather than an overview of the war itself? There are relatively few Internet sources cited. Among other errors spotted were an incorrect date for Watership Down in British literature (it is noted as published in 1996 rather than 1972) and a factual error in the entry Jonestown massacre stating “Jones and his wife, Marceline, both black, opened the original Temple in the 1950s.” (Neither was black.) This wide-ranging work should find a place on the shelves of most libraries, though there are many entries whose history will continue to be written (Bird flu and Mad cow disease to name but two). Parting with $795 for a printed set that will inevitably age as soon as it lands on the shelf will give many pause. Still, this is a valuable work for academic and large public libraries. --Ken Black

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