Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students
Cold War: A Student Encylopedia
Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia
Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia 2nd Edition
Elizabethan World Reference Library
Encyclopedia of the French Revolutinary and Napoleonic Wars
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Encyclopedia of Invations and Conquest: From Ancient Times to the Present
Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe 1789 – 1914
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism
Encyclopedia of World History: Governments and Politics
Encyclopedia of World History – War
History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide
Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression
World War I: A Student Encyclopedia
World War II: A Student Encyclopedia
An A-Z survey of Greek history, culture, and civilization from its earliest archaeological remains until the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.E.), when Greek civilization merged with Roman to become Greco-Roman civilization. The 315 essays in Ancient Greece include general overviews of art and architecture, daily life and customs, death and burial, education and training, government and law, language and literature, medicine and health, navigation and transportation, the performing arts, religion and ritual, science, settlements and social structure, sorts and entertainment, technology, trade and commerce, war and weapons, women’s life and writing systems. Biographical entries cover statesmen, military leaders, writers, and philosophers. Descriptive entries examine literature, battles, and philosophical movements.
Over 460 articles cover an extensive array of topics on daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more. With 60 full color and 160 black and white illustrations, as well as marginal definitions, sidebar features, timelines, and maps, this set provides an accurate, comprehensive, and accessible research reference for you.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date student reference on the Cold War,
offering expert coverage of all aspects of the conflict in a richly designed
format, fully illustrated to give you a vivid sense of life in all countries
affected by the war.
The most exhaustive reference work available on this critical subject
in world history, focusing on the politics, economy, culture, and society
of both colonizers and colonized. “ABC-CLIO”
The most comprehensive resource available on creation myths from around the world—their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences—and what they reveal about their cultures of origin.
How was the world created? Where did people come from? What is the meaning of life? Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to these questions, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture’s values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine. From the Garden of Eden, to the female creators of Acoma Indians, to the rival creators of the Basonge tribe in the Congo, Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, Second Edition examines how different cultures explain the origins of their existence. ABC-CLIO
During the reign of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, England was transformed from a backward and isolated island to a leading military power and commercial center in which culture and the arts flourished. Elizabethan World Reference Library covers the broad sweep of the culture of the times, from Elizabeth’s court to rural life, and from the New World explorations to the remarkable flowering of literature and drama for which the era is renowned. Major topics include religion and politics, war and conflict, science and education, as well as the Elizabethan worldview, Elizabethan court, daily life and the culture of music, art and literature.
This comprehensive three-volume work on the French Revolution and Napoleon’s
rule and campaigns covers a wide range of military, political, social,
and cultural events and personalities during a time of dramatic change
in Europe. “ABC-CLIO”
The Encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes
against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual
countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that
qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators
and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed
at ending genocide and crimes against humanity. It also delves into depictions
and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda, sociological
and philosophical explanations, literature and film.
This encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to over 150 invasions, conquests,
battles and occupations, from the ancient times to the present. With brand
new articles on the Coalition Invasion of Iraq, the Serbian Invasion of
Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Soviet & UN’s Invasions of Afghanistan,
this text offers complete coverage of the most current invasions and those
dating back to the earliest times. Plus, a brand new Historical Timeline
has been added along with over 70 brand new Maps. Categories of entries
include countries, invasions and conquests, and individuals. In addition
to covering the military aspects of invasions and conquests, entries cover
some of the political, economic, and cultural aspects, for example, the
effects of a conquest on the invading country’s political and monetary
system and in its language and religion. The entries on leaders—among
them Sargon, Alexander the Great, William the Conqueror, and Adolf Hitler—deal
with the people who sought to gain control, expand power, or exert religious
or political influence over others through military means.
The collection of 868 articles illustrates the impact of the French Revolution
and Napoleonic era on Europe, and the transformation of its political,
social, and cultural institutions by the forces of industrialization,
nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, great power rivalries and innovative
A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World
War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged
entries that focus on the period’s scientific, social and cultural history
as well as the political, military and economic developments.
The Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, including Europe’s overseas expansion into the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific, beginning in the 15th century; the collapse of empires; race relations in decolonized regions; and current examples of continuing dependence by much of the developing world on Western nations (often former colonial powers themselves). In addition, a number of articles address the ideology and theories behind colonialism and imperialism, as well as the major and controversial issues at the core of the debate on colonialism and its consequences, such as Apartheid in South Africa, the Maji Mahi Revolt, and the Minas Gerais Conspiracy. “Thompson-Gale”
Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect—and are affected by—social change.
Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.
For important background information on long-term ethnic, religious,
political, territorial and economic conflicts between nations today, the
“History Behind The Headlines” Ebook is a recommended source.
A comprehensive and revealing compilation of essays analyzing the varied
dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across world regions
and through time.
This thoroughly re-envisioned New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless
questions about the individual and society. A distinguished team of international
scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism,
linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives on more
recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and post-colonialism.
This resource focuses on practices that persist despite the efforts of antislavery advocates, nongovernmental organizations, and national legislation aimed at ending them.
• Brings to light the nature and extent of the problem of slavery in the modern world—a crisis the full scope of which is often overlooked
• Features an introduction by Kevin Bales, the world’s leading authority on contemporary slavery
• Looks at modern slavery from a global perspective with international contributors, many of whom are actively involved in the antislavery fight today
• Includes first-person accounts of individuals who were enslaved
Featuring a wealth of new information and an extraordinary gallery of
images, this five-volume set is the new standard reference for students
researching World War I.
This landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World
War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics
and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source
materials enhance the text and make history come alive.