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Titolo: The 18th Century, 1701-1800 (Paperback)
Casa editrice: Salem Press Inc, United States
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: New
In The 18th Century, the new content constitutes more thantwo-thirds of the set. Commissioned especially for the new series andappearing here for the first time, essays cover the world's mostimportant events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in thecentury that witnessed the world's transition to a modern industrial andscientific society. Great Events from History: The 18th Centurybegins with 105 core essays from Salem's acclaimed Chronology ofEuropean History and Great Events from History: North AmericanSeries. The set adds 238 new essays.From Booklist:
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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