Catalogue


Chambers dictionary of world history /
consultant editor, Bruce P. Lenman ; editor, Hilary Marsden.
edition
[3rd ed.]
imprint
Edinburgh : Chambers, 2005.
description
x, 978 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0550100946
format(s)
Book
Subjects
More Details
imprint
Edinburgh : Chambers, 2005.
isbn
0550100946
catalogue key
7080717
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Leard, Elinor Harwood. 2010/04/13.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
With over 7500 entries, the 'Chambers Dictionary of World History' offers comprehensive coverage of wars, treaties, plots and political movements, along with information on the nations of the world, international organizations and biographies of key figures.
Long Description
With over 7,500 entries, the third edition of Chambers Dictionary of World History is the most substantial single-volume historical dictionary available. Its comprehensive coverage includes wars, treaties, plots and political movements, along with nations of the world, international organizations and biographies of key figures. A clear and helpful system of cross-references makes the book ideal for browsing, and highlights connections between individuals, ideas and events.
Main Description
Revised and updated to reflect recent world events, Chambers Dictionary of World History features more than 7,500 entries in a straightforward A-to-Z format. This impressive reference covers the key figures and events in world history, with an in-depth focus on the period from A.D. 1000 to 2000. From the Norman Conquest to the Normandy campaign, its comprehensive coverage includes wars, treaties, plots, and political movements as well as nations of the world, international organizations, and biographies of major figures. Entries include a clear and helpful system of cross-references that makes the book ideal for browsing and highlights connections among individuals, ideas, and events. More than 60 sidebars cover significant themes of ancient and modern history, and specially commissioned historical and thematic maps supplement the dictionary entries. For history buffs, classroom use, or any home reference collection, this comprehensive look at world history is an essential resource.

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