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A Dictionary of World History

Edited by Edmund Wright

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780192807007
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191726927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780192807007.001.0001
A Dictionary of World History

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This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world history, historical summaries for each country, and entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and key battles and places. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include recent changes in world affairs. There are new and updated biographies (e.g. Vladimir Putin, Benedict XVI, Tony Blair) and entries on recent major events and their after-effects (including the Orange Revolution and the 2004 tsunami).

Book.  4091 pages.  530546 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: World History

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Abbas I (1557–1628) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abbott, Sir John (1821–93) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abd‐al Aziz ibn Saud in A Dictionary of World History

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Abd el‐Krim (1881–1963) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abdul Hamid II (1842–1918) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abdullah II (1962– ) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abdullah, Sheikh Muhammad (1905–82) in A Dictionary of World History

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Abdullah ibn Hussein (1882–1951) in A Dictionary of World History

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