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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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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.

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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 ...

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