Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900 [2 volumes]: Europe, Africa, and the Americas in an Age of Exploration, Trade, and Empires (Hardback)David Head (author,editor)
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A first-of-its-kind reference resource traces the interactions among four Atlantic-facing continents-Europe, Africa, and the Americas (including the Caribbean)-between 1400 and 1900.
* Provides readers with authoritative information on the people, places, events, and commodities at the heart of Atlantic history
* Demonstrates the interconnections among people, places, and events from different regions, overcoming the tendency to see history as limited by national boundaries
* Offers balanced coverage of the field of Atlantic history, with entries addressing a variety of geographies and periods to provide a panoramic view
* Portrays familiar historical topics in a new light by emphasizing their international context
Number of pages: 756
"This two-volume set provides a great deal of information on the history of the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean, following their discovery by Europeans. . . . Libraries of all kinds will find this a useful set. . . . For libraries at several levels, this will provide 'student and interested nonspecialist readers' (p. xiv) an introduction to this fascinating and important world. The book is available both in print and as an eBook and is quite readable." - ARBA
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