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A Dictionary of World History

Third Edition

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

14 May 2015

ISBN: 9780199685691

752 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford Quick Reference

Price: £12.99

This invaluable, wide-ranging A to Z contains over 4,000 concise and reliable entries on all aspects of international history, from ancient times right up to the present day. An ideal quick reference work for students, and a fascinating source of historical information for anyone with an interest in the subject.

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This invaluable, wide-ranging A to Z contains over 4,000 concise and reliable entries on all aspects of international history, from ancient times right up to the present day. An ideal quick reference work for students, and a fascinating source of historical information for anyone with an interest in the subject.

  • Fully revised and updated history dictionary, containing over 4,000 clear, concise, and accessible entries
  • Includes biographies of key figures in world history, from Alexander the Great to Pope Francis, Elizabeth I to Nelson Mandela
  • International coverage: detailed entries for every country in the world
  • In-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and key battles and their after-effects
  • Detailed maps covering events and topics such as Black Death, the American War of Independence, and the Ottoman Empire
  • Entry-level web links listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website

About the Author(s)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

Edmund Wright graduated from Oxford University in 1985 with a doctorate in history and entered publishing as a reference-book editor. Since 2004 he has been a self-employed contractor. Work has included updating the content of OUP's Dictionary of World History (2nd edition 2006 and 3rd edition 2014) and Dictionary of Computing (6th edition 2008); proofreading work on the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (6th edition 2007) and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (2009).

Reviews

"In these days, when a quick search on the web brings up much of this information, there is still room for a reference book, especially one as inexpensive as this, to provide corroboration and, sometimes, correction of unauthenticated postings." - Chris Green, Suffolk & Norfolk Life

"packed with concise facts but just the rigt kind of detail"