Publisher description for Chambers dictionary of world history / consultant editor, Bruce P. Lenman ; editor, Hilary Marsden.


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Revised and updated to reflect recent world events, Chambers
Dictionary of World History features more than 7,500 entries in a
straightforward A-to-Z format. This impressive reference covers the
key figures and events in world history, with an in-depth focus on the
period from A.D. 1000 to 2000. From the Norman Conquest to the
Normandy campaign, its comprehensive coverage includes wars,
treaties, plots, and political movements as well as nations of the world,
international organizations, and biographies of major figures.
Entries include a clear and helpful system of cross-references that
makes the book ideal for browsing and highlights connections among
individuals, ideas, and events. More than 60 sidebars cover significant
themes of ancient and modern history, and specially commissioned
historical and thematic maps supplement the dictionary entries.
For history buffs, classroom use, or any home reference collection,
this comprehensive look at world history is an essential resource.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
History -- Dictionaries.