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Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras
There is a lot to like about Scarecrow's various Historical Dictionaries series. The books are written by experts in the area or country that is covered. All contain well-written brief histories of the country and chronologies that, though they cover historical time periods, heavily feature more recent events. Brief A-Z entries cover the main people, politics, social issues, foreign affairs, institutions, and policies that make the country unique. Extensive bibliographies are divided into several general subject areas. -Booklist Stretching from the very earliest ages to more recent eras, the scope of this series covers the vast sweep of human history. It starts with some of the great ancient civilizations, like those of Egypt, Phoenecia and Mesopotamia, includes more recent empires like the Mughal, Mongol and Napoleonic ones, but also the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and not only Western history but also Medieval China (and the Cultural Revolution), India, Mesoamerica and North America. Like the other historical dictionaries, these start with a chronology and general introduction, providing the big picture, before moving on to significant details in hundreds of -dictionary+ entries on more specific topics. These may be outstanding figures, whether thinkers or doers, philosophers, theoreticians, politicians, generals or dictators and conquerors. There are also entries on the state institutions, programs and principles, achievements and failures, victories and defeats. Alongside the political material, there is information on the economy, society and culture. This is topped off with a substantial bibliography pointing to further reading. These can be read on their own but, in many cases, it would be helpful to refer to other similar volumes on specific countries within the series of historical dictionaries on Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Europe, and Latin America.

Editor(s): Jon Woronoff
Historical Dictionary of the Hittites, Second Edition
CHARLES BURNEY
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • April 2018 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire, Second Edition
PAUL D. BUELL AND FRANCESCA FIASCHETTI
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • April 2018 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America, Second Edition
MARTIN GIESSO
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • March 2018 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, 2 Volumes, Second Edition
VICTOR CUNRUI XIONG
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • April 2017 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the British Empire
KENNETH J. PANTON
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • May 2015 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Japan to 1945
KENNETH HENSHALL
Scarecrow Press • November 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, Second Edition
SELCUK AKSIN SOMEL
Scarecrow Press • December 2011 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica
WALTER R. T. WITSCHEY AND CLIFFORD T. BROWN
Scarecrow Press • December 2011 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Byzantium, Second Edition
JOHN H. ROSSER
Scarecrow Press • December 2011 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia, Second Edition
GWENDOLYN LEICK
Scarecrow Press • November 2009 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans
SIMON K.F. STODDART
Scarecrow Press • June 2009 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)
JAMES Z. GAO
Scarecrow Press • June 2009 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient India
KUMKUM ROY
Scarecrow Press • December 2008 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, Second Edition
MORRIS L. BIERBRIER
Scarecrow Press • August 2008 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
IQTIDAR ALAM KHAN
Scarecrow Press • April 2008 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Southeast Asia
JOHN N. MIKSIC
Scarecrow Press • December 2006 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment
HARVEY CHISICK
Scarecrow Press • February 2005 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Early North America
CAMERON B. WESSON
Scarecrow Press • October 2004 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel
NIELS PETER LEMCHE
Scarecrow Press • December 2003 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia
RICHARD A. LOBBAN JR.
Scarecrow Press • December 2003 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Vikings
KATHERINE HOLMAN
Scarecrow Press • September 2003 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia
LAWRENCE N. LANGER
Scarecrow Press • December 2001 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Pre-Colonial Africa
ROBERT O. COLLINS
Scarecrow Press • July 2001 • Reference