Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, 1st Edition

  • Editor: William H. McNeill [University of Chicago]
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  • ISBN-10: 0974309176
  • ISBN-13: 9780974309170
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2221 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History takes a dynamic world history perspective, showing connections and interactions and change over time and place. Major articles by leading scholars, including Martin Marty and Immanuel Wallerstein, examine essential themes and patterns such as Art, Disease, Government, Religion, Science, and War and Peace. Branching out from these overviews are hundreds of articles on processes, movements, places, events, and people.

Originally published in print format in 2004, this title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Contributors

Contributors

  • William H. McNeill [University of Chicago]

Reviews

"Designed to support an Advanced Placement world history curriculum, this excellent guide will prove useful in high school, undergraduate and public library collections." --Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2005

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial & Production Staff.
Contents.
Entries.
Categories.
Reader's Guide.
Maps.
Contributors.
Preface.
A Long March: Creating the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History.
Editorial Board.
About William H. McNeill, Senior Editor.
About the Editors.
Photo & Quotation Credits.
Berkshire World History Library.
World History–About the Design.
How to Spell It and How to Say It: 100 Important People, Places, and Terms in World History.
1: This Fleeting World: An Overview of Human History.
Contents.
Introduction.
2: Beginnings: The Era of Foragers.
3: Acceleration: The Agrarian Era.
4: Our World: The Modern Era.
5: Abraham.
6: Absolutism, European.
7: Adolescence.
8: Africa.
9: Africa, Colonial.
10: Africa, Postcolonial.
11: African Religions.
12: African Union.
13: African-American and Caribbean Religions.
14: Afro-Eurasia.
15: Age Stratification.
16: Agricultural Societies.
17: AIDS.
18: Airplane.
19: Akbar.
20: Aksum.
21: Alchemy.
22: Alcohol.
23: Alexander the Great.
24: al-Khwarizmi.
25: al-Razi.
26: American Empire.
27: Andean States.
28: Animism.
29: Anthropology.
30: Anthroposphere.
31: Apartheid in South Africa.
32: Arab Caliphates.
33: Arab League.
34: Archaeology.
35: Architecture.
36: Aristotle.
37: Art—Africa.
38: Art—Ancient Greece and Rome.
39: Art—Central Asia.
40: Art—East Asia.
41: Art—Europe.
42: Art—Native North America.
43: Art—Overview.
44: Art—Russia.
45: Art—South Asia.
46: Art—Southeast Asia.
47: Art—West Asia.
48: Art, Paleolithic.
49: Asia.
50: Asian Migrations.
51: Asoka.
52: Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
53: Assyrian Empire.
54: Augustine, St..
55: Aurangzeb.
56: Austro-Hungarian Empire.
57: Automobile.
58: Aztec Empire.
59: Babi and Baha'i.
60: Babylon.
61: Balance of Power.
62: Bands, Tribes, Chiefdoms, and States.
63: Barter.
64: Benin.
65: Berlin Conference.
66: Biological Exchanges.
67: Bolívar, Simón.
68: British East India Company.
69: British Empire.
70: Buddhism.
71: Bullroarers.
72: Byzantine Empire.
73: Caesar, Augustus.
74: Caesar, Julius.
75: Capitalism.
76: Caravan.
77: Carrying Capacity.
78: Cartography.
79: Catherine the Great.
80: Catholicism, Roman.
81: Celts.
82: Cereals.
83: Charlemagne.
84: Charles V.
85: Child, Lydia.
86: Childhood.
87: China.
88: Chinese Popular Religion.
89: Churchill, Winston.
90: Cinchona.
91: Citizenship.
92: Civil Disobedience.
93: Civil Law.
94: Civilization, Barbarism, Savagery.
95: Climate Change.
96: Coal.
97: Coffee.