ABSTRACT

Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

chapter |3 pages

African Union

chapter |5 pages

Agriculture

chapter |1 pages

Algeria

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Apartheid

chapter |4 pages

Art and Architecture

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Aswan High Dam

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Boer War

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British Colonies in Africa

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Civil Wars

chapter |4 pages

Colonization

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Communist Movements

chapter |3 pages

Congo

chapter |5 pages

Culture and Traditions

chapter |4 pages

Democratic Movements

chapter |1 pages

Drought

chapter |5 pages

Economic Development and Trade

chapter |4 pages

Egypt

chapter |4 pages

Environmental Issues

chapter |1 pages

Eritrea

chapter |4 pages

Ethiopia

chapter |1 pages

Famine

chapter |3 pages

French West Africa

chapter |2 pages

German Colonies

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Imperialism

chapter |5 pages

Independence Movements

chapter |4 pages

Italian Colonies

chapter |4 pages

Language

chapter |2 pages

Liberia

chapter |6 pages

Literature and Writing

chapter |1 pages

Migration

chapter |4 pages

Nigeria

chapter |1 pages

Pan-African Movement

chapter |1 pages

Portuguese Colonies

chapter |1 pages

Refugees

chapter |6 pages

Religion

chapter |3 pages

Rwanda

chapter |3 pages

Slavery and the Slave Trade

chapter |5 pages

Society

chapter |1 pages

Somalia

chapter |6 pages

South Africa

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Sudan

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Suez Canal

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Technology and Inventions

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Tools and Weapons

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Tutsis and Hutus

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Uganda

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Absolutism

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Agriculture

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Andalusia (Muslim Spain)

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Art and Architecture

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Austria-Hungary

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Balance of Power

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Charlemagne (ca. 748–814)

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Christianity

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Cities and Urbanization

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Cold War

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Communism

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Crusades

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Culture and Traditions

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Democracy and Democratic Movements

chapter |6 pages

Economic Development and Trade

chapter |1 pages

Enlightenment

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Environmental Issues

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Exploration

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Fascism/Nazism

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Feudalism

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France

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Franks

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French Revolution (1789–1799)

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Germany

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Glasnost

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Great Britain

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Holocaust

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Holy Roman Empire

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Industrialization

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Italy

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Jews and Judaism

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Language

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Literature and Writing

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Mercantilism

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Nationalism

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Papal States and Papal Power

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Pogroms

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Reformation

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Religion

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Renaissance

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Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

chapter |1 pages

Slavery and the Slave Trade

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Social Welfare State

chapter |6 pages

Society

chapter |1 pages

Spain

chapter |6 pages

Technology and Invention

chapter |3 pages

Tools and Weapons

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Ukraine

chapter |1 pages

Velvet Revolution

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World War I (1914–1918)

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World War II (1939–1945)

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Agriculture

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American Revolution

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Argentina

chapter |7 pages

Art and Architecture

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Brazil

chapter |3 pages

Canada

chapter |3 pages

Civil Rights Movement

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Colonization

chapter |1 pages

Communist Movements

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Cuba

chapter |1 pages

Cuban Missile Crisis

chapter |7 pages

Culture and Traditions

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Democracy

chapter |6 pages

Economic Development and Trade

chapter |4 pages

Environmental Issues

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Exploration

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Falkland Islands

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Illegal Aliens

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Inuit

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Language

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Latin American Revolutions

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Liberation Theology

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Literature and Writing

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Manifest Destiny

chapter |4 pages

Mexican Revolutions

chapter |3 pages

Missionaries

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Native Americans

chapter |1 pages

Organization of American States (OAS)

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Panama Canal

ByGREAT LIVES: Theodore Roosevelt

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Quebec Separatist Movement

chapter |7 pages

Religion

chapter |1 pages

Russian Settlements

chapter |4 pages

Slavery and Slave Trade

chapter |3 pages

Social Reform Movements

ByGREAT LIVES: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Society

chapter |7 pages

St. Lawrence Seaway

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Tools and Weapon

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United State

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Abbasid Dynast

chapter |6 pages

Agriculture

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Arab League

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Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Armenian Genocide

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Art and Architecture

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Baghdad

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Byzantine Empire

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Camp David Accords

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Crusades

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Culture and Traditions

chapter |4 pages

Economic Development and Trade

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Environmental Issues

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Gaza

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Gulf States

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Intifada

chapter |2 pages

Iran

chapter |3 pages

Iranian Revolution

chapter |20 pages

Iraq War

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Language

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Literature and Writing

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McMahon-Hussein Agreement

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Mecca

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Medina

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Nationalism and Independence Movements

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Oil

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Ottoman Empire and Turkey

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Palestinian Issue

chapter |1 pages

Refugees

chapter |5 pages

Religion

chapter |4 pages

Saudi Arabia

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Slavery and Slave Trade

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Society

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Syria

chapter |6 pages

Technology and Inventions

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Terrorists, Stateless

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Tools and Weapons

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West Bank

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World War I

chapter |3 pages

World War II

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Yemen

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Zionism

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Aboriginal Peoples

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Afghanistan

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Agriculture

chapter |7 pages

Art and Architecture

chapter |3 pages

Australia

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Bangladesh

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Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

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Cambodia

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China

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Colonization

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Communism

chapter |5 pages

Culture and Traditions

chapter |4 pages

Democracy and Democratic Movements

chapter |6 pages

Economic Development and Trade

chapter |4 pages

Environmental Issues

chapter |1 pages

Great Leap Forward

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Imperialism

chapter |3 pages

India

ByGREAT LIVES:

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Indian Nationalism

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Indonesia

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Japan

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Korea

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Language

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Laos

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Literature and Writing

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Manchuria

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Maori

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Micronesia

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Myanmar (Burma)

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Nationalism and Nationalist Movements

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New Zealand

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Pakistan

chapter |2 pages

Philippines

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Polynesia

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Refugees

chapter |7 pages

Religion

chapter |1 pages

Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905)

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Singapore

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Slavery, Slave Trade, and Piracy

chapter |6 pages

Society

chapter |2 pages

Spheres of Influence

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Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

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Taiwan

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Taliban

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Technology and Inventions

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Thailand

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Tibet

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Vietnam

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Weapons

chapter |3 pages

World War I

chapter |5 pages

World War II

chapter |4 pages

Glossary (Vol. 1)

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Glossary (Vol. 2)

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Glossary (Vol. 3)

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Glossary (Vol. 4)

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Glossary (Vol. 5)

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Selected Bibliography (Vol. 1)

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Selected Bibliography (Vol. 2)

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Selected Bibliography (Vol. 3)

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Selected Bibliography (Vol. 4)

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Selected Bibliography (Vol. 5)