These authoritative and accessible volumes provide a comprehensive account of human history from prehistoric times to the present day. Designed for the student, general reader, and anyone who needs accurate yet convenient information, the books contain detailed coverage in words, maps, and pictures of the events, individuals, and movements that ...
These authoritative and accessible volumes provide a comprehensive account of human history from prehistoric times to the present day. Designed for the student, general reader, and anyone who needs accurate yet convenient information, the books contain detailed coverage in words, maps, and pictures of the events, individuals, and movements that have shaped and influenced world history. Written in a concise and lively style by leading historians, the books are arranged in a handy A-Z format and feature hundreds of vivid, often full-color illustrations, photographs, line drawings, maps, and diagrams. Volume 3: World History from Earliest Times to 1800 covers human evolution, archaeological discoveries, early civilizations, ancient Egypt, the biblical era, the Greek and Roman empires, the history of European affairs through the advent of the modern industrial age, and crucial events in the historical development of Africa, North and South America, and Asia. Individual entries cover numerous topics in depth, including key figures, battles, treaties, countries, religious movements, and many more. Volume 4: World History from 1800 to the Present Day covers the dramatic political, economic, and social changes that have accompanied such upheavals as the Industrial Revolution, colonization, two world wars, and scientific and technological advances. Each volume features: - More than 2,300 alphabetically arranged entries written by leading specialists - Over 350 illustrations, maps, tables, and diagrams, many in full color - Authoritative and accessible coverage of world history from earliest times, including entries on rulers, politicians, reformers, rebels, and religious leaders; military and naval campaigns, treaties and agreements; religious movements; and the history of individual countries - Extensive cross references to help the reader place the information in a wider context
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