The Oxford Encyclopedia of the ReformationIn 1517, Martin Luther's legendary Ninety-five Theses set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally altered European history. The resulting Reformation of the sixteenth century proved to be one of the most important and far-reaching phenomena of an era marked by dramatic religious andsocial upheaval. A critical chapter in the history of Christian thought, the movement provoked political, social, and cultural transformations that profoundly changed the Western world.The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the first major reference to cover the immense subject of the Reformation in its entirety. Setting the issues of theology and ecclesiology within the broader context of the social and intellectual history of the time, it is the most authoritativereference available on early modern European society as a whole.The Encyclopedia is a unique compendium of contemporary scholarship focusing on the complete range of religious and social changes wrought by the Reformation-- including not only issues of church polity and theology but also related developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, andliterature. It is an unparalleled source of information on the personalities and events of the era, with broad coverage ranging from biographies to extensive treatments of topics such as Lutheranism, women, law, the Augsburg Confession, music, the Holy Roman Empire, peasants, the Bible, persecution,and literacy.Offering exhaustive interdisciplinary and international coverage of all aspects of the Reformation, this is the ultimate reference on the subject. Transcending the bounds of denominational encyclopedias and dictionaries of Reformation history currently available, it offers the only comprehensivepicture of western Europe and the British Isles, along with southern Europe, Scandinavia, and east-central Europe in the early modern period. It is the first source scholars, students, and general readers in any discipline will reach for when studying the Reformation.
Call Number: Ref BR 302.8 .O93 1996 4 vols
Publication Date: 1996
The RenaissanceAn encyclopedia of the Renaissance with articles on various aspects of social, cultural, and political history such as literature, government, warfare, and technology, plus maps, charts, definitions, and chronology.
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Encyclopedia of World Trade: from Ancient Times to the Present
Call Number: Ref HD 2329 .O978 2003 4 vols (also an online ebook)
Publication Date: 2003
Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery
Call Number: HT861 .M24 1998 2 vols
Publication Date: 1998
Slavery in the Modern WorldThis two-volume reference on modern slavery contains five essays describing forms and causes of slavery and coerced labor around the world and its connection to such issues as migration, organized crime, and economic activity; followed by 450 encyclopedia entries offering details on individuals and organizations involved with slavery and efforts at abolition, relevant legislation and treaties, key historical events, and conceptual issues; and 230 pages of documents associated with the history of slavery, chronologically arranged from the US Tort Claims Act of 1789 to Pope Benedict XVI's 2006 proclamation on human trafficking. The following sample list of entry subjects may provide a sense of the scope of the encyclopedia section: Aborigines' Protection Society, Alexander II (the tsar who abolished serfdom), Lavrenty Beria (who oversaw the forced labor camps of the Soviet Union's NKVD), cane harvesters, chattel slavery, child labor, concubines, debt slavery, economic globalization, anti-colonial intellectual Frantz Fanon, American abolitions William Lloyd Garrison, human trafficking, illegal migration, Jim Crow laws, the Koran and antislavery, Nazi slavery, nongovernmental organizations, prison labor, Sex Workers Union of Cambodia, social reintegration of former slaves, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and World Trade Organization.
The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions by Jack GoldstoneThe Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions chronicles 2000 years of political revolutions and features approximately 300 articles providing answers to specific questions as well as in-depth treatment of events and trends.
Science, Technology, and Society: The Impact of Science from 2000 B.C. to the 18th Century
Call Number: Ref Q125 .S434756 2002 3 vols
Publication Date: 2002
S – T – U Agriculture / Military Science
Agriculture in HistoryAgriculture in History presents 150 essays on the rise and development of agriculture throughout the world, opening with a series of articles on the rise of agriculture in northern Africa and Asia as far back as 9000 B.C.E As the articles move forward in time, they cover the emergence of agriculture in all the world's populated regions and account for major advances in technology and the spread of crops through different parts of the world.
Call Number: Ref S419 .A37 2010 3 vols
Publication Date: 2009
The Cambridge World History of Food by Kenneth F. Kiple (Editor); Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas (Editor)
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