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The 18th Century, 1701-1800 (Paperback)

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ISBN 10: 158765279X / ISBN 13: 9781587652790
Editore: Salem Press Inc, United States, 2006
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In The 18th Century , the new content constitutes more than two-thirds of the set. Commissioned especially for the new series and appearing here for the first time, essays cover the world s most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the world s transition to a modern industrial and scientific society. Great Events from History: The 18th Century begins with 105 core essays from Salem s acclaimed Chronology of European History and Great Events from History: North American Series . The set adds 238 new essays. That s 69 percent new coverage! Events covered include the obligatory geopolitical events of the era - from the War of the Spanish Succession through the American and French Revolutions, from the collapse of the South Sea Bubble to the rise of Napoleon. Also, however, the essays address key social and cultural developments in daily life, from the expansion of the Atlantic slave trade to the opening of Japan to foreign commerce and publications. Scientific achievements boomed in this post-Newtonian age. Hence, major advancements in astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, biology and genetics are thoroughly covered here - as are many of their practical applications. The emphasis of this collection, therefore, is on those turning points that redirected contemporary affairs and shaped the modern world - not only geopolitically but also in the experience of everyday life from its practical exigencies to its highest achievements. Each chronologically ordered essay lists the event s most precise date of occurrence; a capsule summary of the event s importance; the category or categories of the event (from arts to wars); the geographical locale (both contemporary and modern place-names); a list of Key Figures including name, birth and death years, regional dates or terms of office, and brief descriptors of their roles; a chronological Summary of Event; an assessment of the event s historical Significance; a fully annotated Further Reading section listing sources for additional study; and cross-references to other essays of interest. The essays have an average length of 1,600 words (2-3 pages) and adhere to a uniform format, making it easy to locate key data points. Bibliographies for the old essays have been expanded and updated. All essays are cross-referenced internally, to each other, and externally, to the companion essays in Great Lives from History: The 18th Century (simultaneous publication, 2006). Because the set is ordered chronologically, a Keyword List of Contents appears in the front matter to both volumes and alphabetically lists all essays, permuted by all keywords in the essay s title, to assist in locating events by name. Codice inventario libreria FLT9781587652790

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Titolo: The 18th Century, 1701-1800 (Paperback)

Casa editrice: Salem Press Inc, United States

Data di pubblicazione: 2006

Legatura: Paperback

Condizione libro:New

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In The 18th Century, the new content constitutes more than two-thirds of the set. Commissioned especially for the new series and appearing here for the first time, essays cover the world's most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the world's transition to a modern industrial and scientific society.

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This latest release in the ongoing Great Events from History series both revises and expands essays on significant episodes in eighteenth-century world history first published in the 12-volume set (1972-1980) and adds all-new material. When completed, the series will extend from the ancient world (prehistory-476) through the twentieth century and will comprise more than 5,000 essays.

The current set provides 343 authoritative essays highlighting milestones in world history from 1701 to 1800. Written by historians, political scientists, and scholars under the guidance of editor Powell, associate professor of history, Oklahoma Baptist University, coverage encompasses all major areas of study from anthropology (for example, the excavation of Pompeii in 1748) to women's rights (for example, the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, in 1792). Although the scope is intended to be global, entries favor American and European history. Special attention is paid to describing events, people, and concepts relating to revolutionary or independence movements (American and French revolutionary wars, Vietnamese civil wars, U.S. Declaration of Independence).

Essays are arranged chronologically and are accessed with the aid of four indexes (geographical, categorical, people, and subject). A comprehensive keyword list of contents located at the beginning of volume 1 facilitates the identification of events by name ("Mozart Tours Europe," "Defoe Publishes the First Novel"). The entries average 1,600 words and adhere to a uniform format with basic information about the event and its locale, key figures, historical significance, synopsis of the event, an annotated list of sources for further study, see also references, and references to related articles in the companion publication, Great Lives from History: The 18th Century (2006).

Maps, tables, illustrations, and sidebars accompany the text. The essays are further enhanced by a time line of events arranged by subject, a glossary of terms and concepts associated with the period, a topical bibliography, and a comprehensive listing of authoritative electronic resources, both free and subscription based. Recommended for high-school and undergraduate collections and for public libraries serving these populations. Diana Kirby
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