The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval and Modern - Chronologically Arranged

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9780227679685: The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval and Modern - Chronologically Arranged

A completely revised and updated edition of the reference work originally compiled and edited by William L. Langer, now packaged together with a fully searchable CD-ROM, covering all of world history.

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The "Langer Encyclopedia," as the professional academics call The Encyclopedia of World History originally edited by the late William L. Langer, is basically a history of everything--and an outstanding reference volume. Want to know why the English called their 10th-century king Ethelred "the Unready"? See page 181. Or what the Ottoman Empire's constitution of 1876 said? See page 531. Or when women in Honduras got the vote? See page 955. This sixth edition, completely updated and revised by a team of scholars led by George Mason University's Peter N. Stearns, packs all it can into a year-by-year and region-by-region chronicle of human life on planet Earth. The book is big, the type is small, and the maps and genealogical tables are excellent. Stearns has added more material on women, leisure activities, and demographics to this edition, and the sections on Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America are much different from the previous version. As if this weren't enough, the book comes with a CD-ROM featuring the complete text and fantastic search capabilities. The Encyclopedia of World History is highly recommended for serious history buffs. --John Miller

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Peter N. Stearns is provost and professor of history at George Mason University and is the author or editor of more than seventy books, most recently the Encyclopedia of European Social History. Among his other works are Gender in World History and Teaching, Learning and Knowing History. He lives in Virginia, USA. Contributing Editors to the 6th Edition Joshua A. Fogel, Sandria Freitag, William Harris, Bennett Hill, Brij V. Lal, Abraham Marcus, Richard Roberts, Joseph W. Trotter, John Voll, Barbara Weinstein. Contributing Editors to Earlier Editions Crane Brinton, Geoffrey Brunn, George Busalla, Robert S. Chamberlain, Carleton Coon, Paul P. Cram, Frank M. Cross Jr, Sterling Dow, Robert H. Dyson Jr, John K. Fairbank, Charles S. Gardner, Hans W. Gatzke, Marija Gimbutas, Madeneine Gleason, Mason Hammond, Carol R. Harting, Stephen N. Hay, James B. Hedges, Halil Inalcik, Michael Karpovich, Melvin Kranzberg, William L. Langer, Dwight E. Lee, Derwood Lockard, Donald C. McKay, Robert H. Pfeiffer, Edwin O. Reischauer, Penfield Roberts, Robert O. Schlaifer, William Thomson, J.A.B. Van Buitenen, Lauriston Ward.

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Book Description James Clarke, 2001. Book Condition: New. A new version of William L Langer's distinguished classic, this single volume encyclopedia goes beyond the scope of the original reference work. The new version comprises a comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries, spanning millennia from prehistory to the year 2000. The chronological entries are grouped by geographic region and now include subjects such as women's history, religion, health, economics and technology. Also included is a searchable CD-ROM of the complete text, which is only compatible with Windows 2000 and earlier. Bookseller Inventory # 220906

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