Great Lives from History: The 19th Century 1801-1900

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Offers 737 bibliographic essays on significant figures from the the nineteenth century.

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This set is the sixth offering in the Great Lives series, which is a revision and expansion of the publisher's 10-volume Dictionary of World Biography (1998-1999). Powell, the editor, is an associate professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University.

The scope of the set is extensive. Great Lives has 737 alphabetically arranged entries, of which 120 are new. Signed entries range in length from 1,500 to 3,000 words. Most of the covered figures are associated with the U.S and Europe, but there is ample coverage linked to countries in Africa, South America, and Asia. P. T. Barnum, Friedrich Engels, Franz Liszt, and Queen Victoria are among the people profiled.

The essays are organized in a straightforward manner. Each is prefaced with the subject's occupation, nationality, dates of birth and death, and area of achievement. The main body of the essay includes sections entitled "Early Life," "Life's Works," and "Significance." An annotated list of additional resources follows each essay. Cross-references not only to other articles within the set but in the companion Great Events in History: The Nineteenth Century make it easy to use Great Events and Great Lives in tandem.

A number of useful features support the text. For example, maps appear in all volumes. There are a chronological list of entries and lists of entries by category and geographical location, as well as personage and subject indexes. Volume 4 has a list of rulers and heads of state.

Like other of the publisher's offerings, this set is well organized and highly readable. It should be a valuable research tool for undergraduates and general readers seeking information on important historical people of the period. Recommended for college and public libraries. Michelle Hendley
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Book Description Salem Press Inc, United States, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this expanded four-volume set of the Great Lives from History series, the lives of important men and women in all areas of achievement who flourished between 1801 and 1900 are profiled in extended biographical essays. The lengthy essays provide in-depth coverage and annotated bibliographic resources with worldwide focus including strong coverage of non-Europeans and women. A total of 737 essays covering 757 major figures comprise the set, including 123 women. Among the 189 sidebars, quotations from primary source documents supplement the text throughout. Both the geographic and the occupational scope of the individuals covered in Great Lives from History: The 19th Century, 1801-1900 are intentionally broad, with a view to including influential individuals worldwide. Coverage is broad in areas of achievement as well as geography, while at the same time including the recognized shapers of history essential in any liberal arts curriculum. Major world leaders appear here, as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the century: monarchs, presidents, popes, philosophers, writers, social reformers, educators, artists, scientists, and military leaders who left their imprint on political, cultural, and spiritual institutions. Also, however, the set includes figures who have received little attention in the past, from American educator and science writer Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz to Chinese statesman and military leader Zeng Guofan. By category, the contents include figures whose achievements fall into one or more of the following areas: agriculture, architecture, art, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, church government, communications, crime, diplomacy, economics, education, engineering, entertainment, exploration, geography, geology, government and politics, historiography, journalism, law, linguistics, literature, mathematics, medicine, military, music, patronage of the arts, philanthropy, philosophy, photography, physics, psychology, religion and theology, scholarship, science and technology, social reform, sociology, sports, theater, warfare and conquest, and women s rights. Each essay ranges from 1,500 to 3,000 words in length (roughly 3 to 5 pages) and displays standard ready-reference top matter offering easy access to biographical information. Several features distinguish this series as a whole from other biographical reference works. The front matter includes a complete list of contents; a key to pronunciation; a list of maps and sidebars. The front matter of each volume contains a section of maps displaying major regions of the world during the 19th century. There are 4 volumes; 2,944 pages; 189 sidebars, primary source quotes; 350 photographs; 737 biographies, 120 new; regional and world maps; rulers and heads of state list; pronunciation guide; cross-references; chronological list of entries; category index; geographical index; personages index; and, subject index. Seller Inventory # FLT9781587652929

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