Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition

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The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Environmental and social issues are examined by scholars in 580 articles from the big bang to the 21st century.

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  1. Choice

    Challenging traditional encyclopedias that offer the standard who, what, when, and where, the second edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History continues to focus on cultural comparisons and interactions using broad themes…. [Other] encyclopedias lack much of the unique content offered in this work, and do not focus on the historical significance of topics such as sweet potatoes and trees or discuss emerging trends such as “big history” and trade cycles. Highly recommended.

  2. Booklist

    One of the great strengths of this unique resource is that although it is accessible to novices and younger users, it is still useful to more advanced researchers and scholars. It succeeds in tying specific and local histories to larger patterns and movements. Overall, this magnificent set provides an interconnected and holistic perspective on human history and is recommended for most libraries.

  3. Midwest Book Review

    This new and significantly expanded and updated edition [of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History] is strongly recommended as a comprehensive and core library reference for academic and community library reference collections.

  4. Booklist Starred Review and Editors’ Choice

    “A masterful title that weaves together the social, scientific, anthropological, and geographical influences on world history, this set will be the benchmark against which future history encyclopedias are compared. One of the great strengths of this unique resource is that although it is accessible to novices and younger users, it is still useful to more advanced researchers and scholars. It succeeds in tying specific and local histories to larger patterns and movements. Overall, this magnificent set provides an interconnected and holistic perspective on human history and is recommended for most libraries.”

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“This pioneering Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History is designed to help both beginners and experts to sample the best contemporary efforts to make sense of the human past by connecting particular and local histories with larger patterns of world history.”
– William H. McNeill, author of The Rise of the West and The Human Web

From the big bang to the 21st century, the renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History provides an integrated view of human and universal history. In its 580 articles, eminent scholars examine environmental and social issues by exploring connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migrations, religion, and diplomacy.

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History has become the standard reference for world history teaching across the United States. Berkshire’s ongoing work with the original group of authors and with dozens of world history teachers (who embraced not only the Encyclopedia but a spin-off classroom publication, This Fleeting World by David Christian) has helped to shape the new, expanded, updated, and much enhanced second edition.

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Senior Editor

William H. McNeill, University of Chicago

Editor

Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, Manoa, David Christian, Macquarie University; Ewha Womans University, Ralph C. Croizier, University of Victoria, John R. McNeill, Georgetown University

Associate Editor

Brett Bowden, University of Western Sydney

ISBN

9781933782652

Edition

Second

Volumes

6

Pages

3152

Chinese Title

宝库山 世界历史百科全书 (第2版)

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