The latest edition of A Dictionary of Historical Terms provides a unique and important work of reference for students and teachers of history. Ranging in time over 1500 years (from the onset of the Dark Ages and the rise of Islam to the closing decade of the twentieth century) the Dictionary provides a wealth of compact definitions of many hundreds of historical terms chosen from every epoch of modern world history. Arranged alphabetically, and thoroughly updated and expanded for this new edition, the entries range from medieval Europe to post-colonial Africa, from the Addled Parliament of Stuart England to the Zemstov of imperial Russia. Also included are contemporary terms ranging from Ethnic Cleansing and the Christmas Revolution to the Whitewater Affair and New Labour. Terms relating to social, economic, gender and intellectual issues are also included, while geographical areas as diverse as Latin America, the Arab world and the Pacific are fully covered in this wide-ranging volume. This third edition of the now well-established Macmillan A Dictionary of Historical Terms will provide not only a valuable reference work for college and public libraries but also useful desk top companion for students and teachers.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||3rd ed. 1998|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsIncludes entries on: Addled Parliament, Bevanites, Bolsheviks, Boxers, Decembrists, Encomiendas, Ethnic Cleansing, Fianna Fail, Hacienda, International Brigades, Levant Mercantilism, New Labour, Popular Front, Realpolitik, Solidarity, Teutonic Knights, Zemindar