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Berkshire Encyclopedia Of World History

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"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by ...more
Hardcover, 6 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Berkshire Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2005)
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Kelly Cundiff
McNeill, W. (2010). Berkshire encyclopedia of world history (2nd ed.). Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire Publishing Group.

Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff

Reference Type: Encyclopedia

Call Number: 903

ISBN 13: 978-1-933782-65-2

Content/Scope: This 6 volume set covers world history by comparing cultures, discussing trade patterns, and giving background information on things that have played a significant role in making the world what it is today.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: McNeill is a renowned historian tha
Carrie Fitch
Jun 29, 2012 Carrie Fitch added it
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Review By Carrie Fitch

This six volume encyclopedia set contains a very wide array of topics from around the world. Conent is organized alphabetically for easy access. Multiple readers especially note the fresh take on the cultural influence of items that are typically taken for granted. The set has only been out for two years so it's content is still up to date.

Call Number D23 .B45 2010

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Tosko, M. (2011). [Review of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2nd ed.). Booklist
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This includes some really interesting entries that are unique to the title. These include Fire, Sweet Potato, Trees, and more. The entries are short and concise. Unfortunately, this is a large series and is not really designed for cover-to-cover reading, and most people would not consult an encyclopedia when considering the role of sweet potatoes in world history.
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aka William William Hardy McNeill is a Canadian-American world historian and author, particularly noted for his writings on Western civilization. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1947.
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