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E-Reference World History
Electronic format of print Encyclopedias

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Ancient Egypt
2615-332 B.C.E.

This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E. This is volumn 5 of larger work.

Ancient Greece and Rome

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, military and more.

Barbarian Europe

From the late ancient period through the first centuries of the Middle Ages—this concise but thorough work examines the key figures, places, events, and ideas of barbarian Europe.

Black Death

balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors and effects in Europe and the Islamic world from 1347–1770.

The Crusades

Comprehensive in its approach and covers many concepts, terms, details and matters related to the crusade in medieval thought.

Classical Greek Civilization

This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras.

Encyclopedia of Religion

Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.

European Renaissance and Reformation

This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

Health & Wellness in Antiquity to the Middle Ages

The history of medicine in many different cultures, from antiquity through the Middle Ages

Marriage Customs

An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world:from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies.

Medieval Weapons

Transformation from warrior in the mail shirt to fully armored knight, from the days of spears and swords to the large-scale adoption of the firearms.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history: art, literature, economics, and science.

Southeast Asia

Historical encyclopedia of Southeast Asia, with coverage from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th century for each country in the region.

Tudor England

Provides the answers to the questions of who, what, when, where, and why relative to a wide range of topics on Tudor England

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive work to take a large-scale thematic look at the human species worldwide in 21 volumes.

World Slavery

In depth portrayal of human bondage and the slave trade from ancient times to the present.