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Book News Annotation:

Project editors Anne Marie Hacht and Dwayne D. Hayes present a two-volume encyclopedia intended to provide readers with a sense of how historical forces and influences mold governments of the past and present. The 270 entries of the encyclopedia profile governments selected for their importance in world history, the uniqueness of their form of government, their recognition by international bodies, or their current status as independent states (historical civilizations without a unifying government structure have been excluded). As the unit of identification is form of government, many geographic areas appear more than once. For example, the Roman Empire, the city-states of Venice and Florence, and modern Italy each merit a separate entry, as do Nazi Germany and contemporary Germany. All current member states of the United Nations are include, as are some areas of special sovereignty such as Hong Kong and Vatican City and some international governing bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union. Each entry typically provides a description of the dominant form of government, social and historical background, government structure, political parties and factions, major historical crises and developments, and decline and legacy for historical governments or current issues for present governments. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Gale Encyclopedia of World History consists of a series of 2-volume encyclopedias that provides a broad overview of one particular topic throughout world history, from ancient times until today, with special emphasis placed on how the topic - whether war or government and politics - effects, and is affected by, political, economic and social change in societies. Each set is organized chronologically, by era or event, into 10-30 chapters. Each chapter features an introductory essay on the era or event followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads, such as introduction, major figures, major events and aftermath, that encourage comparisons across eras, events and even centuries. Each set consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies; 300-350 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.

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9781414431529
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Gale Group (cor)
Publisher:
Gale Cengage
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Gale Group
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Gale Group
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
World - General
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Encyclopedias
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United States - General
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Science Reference-Technology
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Series:
Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
900
Dimensions:
11.19x8.58x2.32 in. 5.92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Gale Encyclopedia of World History consists of a series of 2-volume encyclopedias that provides a broad overview of one particular topic throughout world history, from ancient times until today, with special emphasis placed on how the topic - whether war or government and politics - effects, and is affected by, political, economic and social change in societies. Each set is organized chronologically, by era or event, into 10-30 chapters. Each chapter features an introductory essay on the era or event followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads, such as introduction, major figures, major events and aftermath, that encourage comparisons across eras, events and even centuries. Each set consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies; 300-350 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.
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