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Clifton R. Crais

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,656 words
There has been history as long as our species has reflected on its past. However, the discipline of history as taught in schools began only in the nineteenth century. In the United States ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
65 words

Written record of the human past, often used to mean the events themselves rather than the record of them. The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

history repeats itself comment on circumstances that replicate a previous situation; proverbial saying, mid 19th century. The comment was wryly extended by ...

History

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
7,099 words

It is impossible to discuss history without first establishing some terms of reference, since the word is at least as

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
3,492 words

A survey of contemporary and classic semiotic literature finds very few references to history, even to the history of semiotics.

memorials

memorials  

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Religion
Permanent reminders. In the OT stone pillars were erected as memorials of striking events, as of the crossing of the Jordan (Josh. 4: 4–24). The Passover celebrated annually was a memorial of the ...
oratory

oratory  

[o-ră-tri]The art of public speaking; or the exercise of this art in orations—formal speeches for public occasions. A literary style resembling public speech and its formal devices may be called ...
Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler  

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Literature
(1880–1936)German philosopher of history.Spengler was educated at the universities of Munich, Berlin, and Halle, completing in 1904 a PhD thesis on Heraclitus. He worked as a grammar-school teacher ...
periodization

periodization  

Denotes the division of history into periods, and art historians have imposed order on the flux of time by such traditional periodizations as medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and modern. In ...
social history

social history  

1 Inquiry into the social circumstances of individuals and families in order better to meet their health care needs.2 The historical study of social conditions, changing values, etc.
Textbook Controversy in Japan

Textbook Controversy in Japan  

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The textbook controversy concerns the national memory of Japan's imperialist legacy in government-authorized history textbooks. Officials wrote schoolbooks in Japan until the late 1940s, when the new ...
World History

World History  

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People in many times and cultures have made histories of their “world.” Those worlds may correspond to the globe as we view it or to one part of it, such ...

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