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The latest edition of "A Dictionary of Historical Terms" provides a work of reference for students and teachers of history. Ranging in time over 1500 years (from the onset of the Dark Ages and the rise of Islam to the closing decade of the 20th century) the dictionary provides a wealth of compact definitions of many hundreds of historical terms chosen from every epoch of modern world history. Arranged alphabetically, and thoroughly updated and expanded for this new edition, the entries range from medieval Europe to post colonial Africa, from the Addled Parliament of Stuart England to the Zemstov of imperial Russia. Also included are contemporary terms ranging from "ethnic cleansing" and "the Christmas Revolution" to "the Whitewater Affair" and "New Labour". Terms relating to social, economic, gender and intellectual issues are also included, while geographical areas as diverse as Latin America, the Arab world and the Pacific are fully covered in the volume.
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