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The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
619,079 words
Illustration(s):
180
Over 130 entries ... This publication, the first of its kind since 1898, represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts ... More
Black Women in America

Black Women in America (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.18 million words
Illustration(s):
446
2006 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source ... 2005Booklist Editor's Choice 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The second edition of Black Women in ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
341,904 words
‘an essential reference tool for any archaeologist’ - Professor Mick Aston ... With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological ... More
Dictionary of African Biography

Dictionary of African Biography Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2.21 million words
Illustration(s):
224
From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, ... More
A Dictionary of British History

A Dictionary of British History Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
489,367 words
‘The book is packed with interest to the final page’ The Independent ... Who was the first King of England? What prompted the Cat and Mouse ... More
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History
Length:
565,505 words
Illustration(s):
214
“Concise, current information ... highly recommended” - Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association ... This authoritative dictionary distinguishes ... More
A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000 Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
136,941 words
‘affords many pleasures to the curious... an intellectual inventory. ’ – Andrew Zurcher, Times Literary Supplement ... This is the first Dictionary of English ... More
A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History
Length:
527,973 words
Illustration(s):
220
This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world ... More
Dynasties of the World

Dynasties of the World (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History
Length:
78,686 words
Over 260 entries ... From Horus Aha, first king of Egypt, to Willem-Alexander, the new king of the Netherlands, this unique reference resource charts five ... More
Encyclopedia of Africa

Encyclopedia of Africa Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
Length:
919,423 words
Illustration(s):
191
The Encyclopedia of Africa presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference in world history, politics, and culture on this region of ever-growing importance. Its core is comprised of ... More

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