Oxford Encyclopedia Of Modern World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0195341120
  • ISBN-13: 9780195341126
  • DDC: 909.0803
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN WORLD delves into the period from 1750 to the present, providing special attention to social, economic, cultural and political topics applicable to the time. The breadth of knowledge offered within this multivolume set is astounding, with features spanning articles on countries, regions, and ethnic groups; themes involving social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture; events such as major wars; and extensive coverage of the United States. Detailed articles cover not only the major facts but the interpretations as well and are written for readers who are not specialists in the particular area. Enriched with over 800 halftones and 50 maps, this reference work is essential for any scholar, general reader, collector or curator interested in this rich and varied time in history. Through its fluent global coverage The Encyclopedia of Modern World provides information about and interpretation of major developments across particular regionsboth salient events and regional perspectives on common themes such as politics, demography, social class, and gender. Readers can explore topics that have global implications, such as migration, childhood, and foods, topics that can be viewed through a combination of global patterns and key comparisons. Entries also shed light on standard geographic and ethnic units, such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies, in the modern period.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial and Production Staff.
Contents.
List of Articles.
List of Maps.
Preface.
Chronology.
Common Abbreviations used in this Work.
1: Aborigines, Australian.
2: Abortion.
3: Abortion: Overview.
4: Abortion: The United States.
5: Abu Dhabi.
6: Aceh.
7: Action Française.
8: Addis Ababa Agreement.
9: Aden.
10: Adolescence.
11: Advertising.
12: Advertising: Overview.
13: Advertising: The United States.
14: Aerospace Industry.
15: Affirmative Action.
16: Afghanistan.
17: Afghan-Soviet War.
18: Africa.
19: Africa: East Africa.
20: Africa: Western Africa.
21: Africa: Southern Africa.
22: Africa: Central Africa.
23: Africa: Government.
24: Africa: United States Relations with Africa.
25: African Americans.
26: African Independent Churches.
27: African Literature.
28: African National Congress.
29: African Religions in the Western Hemisphere.
30: Afrocentrism.
31: Agriculture.
32: Agriculture: Overview.
33: Agriculture: Africa.
34: Agriculture: East Asia.
35: Agriculture: Latin America.
36: Agriculture: North America.
37: Agriculture: South Asia.
38: Agriculture: Southeast Asia.
39: AIDS and HIV.
40: Ainu.
41: Air Transport.
42: AK-47.
43: Alamayn, Battle of Al-.
44: Albania.
45: Alcohol.
46: Aleppo.
47: Alexandria.
48: Algeria.
49: Alliance for Progress.
50: Alliances and Ententes.
51: Alsace-Lorraine.
52: Amazon River and Basin.
53: American Century.
54: American Civil Religion.
55: American Civil War.
56: American Colonial Empire.
57: American Colonization Society.
58: American Dream.
59: American Express.
60: American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
61: American Literature.
62: American Popular Revolutionary Alliance.
63: American Revolution.
64: American University in Cairo.
65: Amistad Mutiny.
66: Amman.
67: Amnesty International.
68: Amritsar Massacre.
69: Amusement Parks.
70: Anarchism.
71: Andaman Islands.
72: Andean Pact.
73: Angkor.
74: Anglicanism.
75: Anglo-Afghan Wars.
76: Anglo-Burmese Wars.
77: Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
78: Angola.
79: Animal Husbandry.
80: Animal Husbandry: Overview.
81: Animal Husbandry: Africa.
82: Animals and Humans.
83: Animé.
84: Anorexia Nervosa.
85: Antarctica.
86: Anthropology.
87: Anti-Americanism.
88: Anticommunism.
89: Anti-Semitism.
90: Anti-Semitism: Overview.
91: Anti-Semitism: The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.
92: ANZAC.
93: ANZUS Pact.
94: Apartheid.
95: APEC.
96: Appeasement.
97: Arabic Language and Literature.
98: Arab-Israeli Conflict.
99: Arab League.
100: Arabs and the Arab World.
101: Arbitration, International.
102: Archaeology.
103: Architecture.
104: Architecture: Overview.
105: Architecture: East Asia.
106: Architecture: Domestic Architecture in East Asia.
107: Architecture: Islamic Architecture.
108: Architecture: The Middle East and North Africa.
109: Architecture: Central Asia.
110: Architecture: Latin America.
111: Architecture: South Asia.
112: Architecture: Southeast Asia.
113: Architecture: The United States.
114: Arctic.
115: Argentina.
116: Aristocracy.
117: Aristocracy: Japan.
118: Aristocracy: Europe.
119: Armenia.
120: Arms, Armaments, and the Armaments Industry.
121: Arms, Armaments, and the Armaments Industry: Overview.
122: Arms, Armaments, and the Armaments Industry: Africa.
123: Arms, Armaments, and the Armaments Industry: East Asia.
124: Arms, Armaments, and the Armaments Industry: The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.
125: Arms Limitation and Control.
126: Art.
127: Art: Overview.
128: Art: Art and Architecture in Africa.
129: Art: East Asia.
130: Art: The Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.
131: Art: South Asia.
132: Art: Southeast Asia.
133: Art: The United States.
134: Artisans.
135: Artisans: East Asia.
136: Artisans: Latin America.
137: Artistic Restitution.
138: Arusha Declaration.
139: ASEAN.
140: Asian Americans.
141: Asians in Africa.
142: Assassination.
143: Assembly Line.
144: Assyrians.
145: Atheism and Agnosticism.
146: Atlanta.
147: Atlantic Charter.
148: Atlantic Ocean.
149: Atlantic Revolutions.
150: Aum Shinrikyō.
151: Australia.
152: Austria.
153: Austro-Prussian War.
154: Authoritarianism.
155: Automobile.
156: Automobile: Overview.
157: Automobile: The Automobile Industry.
158: Automobile: The Automobile in East Asia.
159: Axis.
160: Aymara Movement.
161: Azerbaijan.
162: Babis.
163: Baby Boom.
164: Baby Boom: Overview.
165: Baby Boom: Europe.
166: Baghdad.
167: Bahaʾi Faith.
168: Bahrain.
169: Bakufu.
170: Balfour Declaration.
171: Bali.
172: Balkans.
173: Balkan Wars.
174: Ballet and Dance.
175: Baluchistan.
176: Bananas.
177: Bangkok.
178: Bangladesh.
179: Banking.
180: Banking, International.
181: Barbary Pirates.
182: Baseball.
183: Baseball: Overview.
184: Baseball: East Asia.
185: Baseball: Latin America.
186: Basketball.
187: Basque Country.
188: Battle of Britain.