Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 81 items for:

Overview x Arts and Humanities x Social Sciences x World History x clear all

Albert Lebrun

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1871–1950)

French statesman, 17th and last President (1932–40) of the Third Republic. A moderate conservative, he pursued a respected but unspectacular parliamentary career...

See overview in Oxford Index

Alija Izetbegović

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1925–2003)

Bosnian politician, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–96), and part of a rotating tripartite presidency (1996–2000). Izetbegović's championing of Islam brought...

See overview in Oxford Index

Andean Community

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Financial Institutions and Services.

(CAN)

An association of South American nations set up in 1969 to enhance economic cooperation. The original members were Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela;...

See overview in Oxford Index

Andries Pretorius

Overview page. Subjects: World History — African Studies.

(1798–1853)

Boer leader and general. After several frontier campaigns against the Xhosa he took part in the Great Trek, and became commandant-general of the Boers after Piet...

See overview in Oxford Index

asiento

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Economic History.

(Spanish: contract) was the concession made by Spain to Britain at Utrecht in 1713 of the right to supply negro slaves to the Spanish empire. Intended to last for 30 years, the trade was...

See overview in Oxford Index

Athenian democracy

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

A form of popular government established in Athens by Cleisthenes (died 508 bc) in the last decade of the 6th century bc. The principal organ of democracy was the popular assembly (ekklesianull...

See overview in Oxford Index

Augusto Leguía

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(b. Lambayeque, 19 Feb. 1863; d. Lima, 6 Feb. 1932)

Peruvian; Finance Minister 1903, Prime Minister 1904, President 1908–12, 1919–29 Born into a middle-class provincial family of...

See overview in Oxford Index

Battle of Lake Erie

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(10 September 1813)

A naval engagement in the War of 1812. Control of Lake Erie was of critical importance to both the USA and the UK, and by the late summer of 1813 each had...

See overview in Oxford Index

Battle of Tippecanoe

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(7 November 1811)

A conflict between US forces and Shawnee, fought near the Wabash River 240 km (150 miles) north of Vincennes. Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana...

See overview in Oxford Index

Benin

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — World History.

[Ge]

A kingdom in southern Nigeria famous for bronze casting. Using the cire perdue technique, metalworkers cast human heads and relief plaques in a long series which stylistic...

See overview in Oxford Index