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Encyclopedia of European Social History Edition 1.

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Pages   3000
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 13.68" Width: 9.93" Height: 9.88"
Weight:   22.9 lbs.
Binding  Boxed Sets
Release Date   Dec 20, 2000
Publisher   Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN  0684805820  
EAN  9780684805825  

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The Encyclopedia of European Social History covers all aspects of European social history from the Renaissance to the present. This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health. Some of the thematically-arranged articles include:
  • Honor and Shame
  • Prostitution
  • Schools and Schooling
  • The World Economy and Colonial Expansion
  • Clothing and Fashion
  • Spinsters and Bachelors
  • Travel and Tourism
  • The World Wars and the Depression
  • Birth, Contraception and Abortion
  • The European Marriage Pattern
  • Communications, the Media and Propaganda
  • Ethnicity and National Identity
  • Church and Society
  • Fairs and Markets
  • The Deaf, the Blind and the Retarded
  • Rural Revolts
  • The Aristocracy and Gentry
  • The Welfare State

This reference provides a survey of hundreds of topics. Included are more than 700 photographs, drawings and maps. The sixth volume also includes biographies of prominent European figures and a comprehensive index. (20020101)

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter N. StearnsPeter N. Stearns is provost and professor of historyat George Mason University. He received his Ph.D.from Harvard University. Before moving to GeorgeMason University, he taught at Rutgers University, the University of Chicago, and Carnegie Mellon, where he won the Robert Doherty EducationalLeadership Award and the Elliott Dunlap Smith Teaching Award. He hastaught world history for more than 15 years. He currently serves as chairof the Advanced Placement World History Committee and also foundedand is the editor of the "Journal of Social History." In addition to textbooksand readers, he has written studies of gender and consumerism in a worldhistory context. Other books address modern social and cultural historyand include studies on gender, old age, work, dieting, and emotion. Hismost recent book in this area is "American Fear: Causes and Consequences""of High Anxiety." Michael AdasMichael Adas is the Abraham Voorhees Professor ofHistory and a board of governor's chair at RutgersUniversity in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Over thepast couple of decades his teaching has focused onpatterns and processes of global and comparativehistory. His courses on race and empire in the earlymodern and industrial eras and on world history in the 20th century haveearned him a number of teaching prizes. In addition to texts on worldhistory, Adas has written mainly on the comparative history of colonialismand its impact on the peoples and societies of Asia and Africa. Hisbooks include "Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and""Ideologies of Western Dominance," which won the Dexter Prize, and the recentlypublished "Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and""America's Civilizing Mission." He is currently writing a global history of theFirst World War. Stuart B. SchwartzStuart B. Schwartz was born and educated in Springfield, Massachusetts, and then attended MiddleburyCollege and the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia Universityin Latin American history. He taught for manyyears at the University of Minnesota and joined thefaculty at Yale University in 1996. He has also taught in Brazil, PuertoRico, Spain, France, and Portugal. He is a specialist on the history of colonialLatin America, especially Brazil, and is the author of numerousbooks, notably "Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society"(1985), which won the Bolton Prize for the best book in Latin AmericanHistory. He is also the author of "Slaves, Peasants, and Rebels "(1992), "Early""Latin America"(1983), and "Victors and Vanquished "(1999). He has held fellowshipsfrom the Guggenheim Foundation and the Institute for AdvancedStudy (Princeton). For his work on Brazil he was recentlydecorated by the Brazilian government. He continues to read widely inthe history and anthropology of Latin America, Africa, and early modernEurope. Marc Jason GilbertMarc Jason Gilbert is the holder of an NEHsupportedChair in World History at Hawaii PacificUniversity in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a former UniversitySystem of Georgia Distinguished Professor ofTeaching and Learning. He received his Ph.D in historyin 1978 at UCLA, where he built his own programin world history out of a mixture of more traditional fields. He is afounding member of the World History Association and one of its initialelected officers.More than a decade ago, he founded and served as executivedirector of the Southeastern World History Association. He has codirectedtwo Summer Institutes for Teaching Advanced Placement WorldHistory. He has attempted to bring a global dimension to the study ofsouth and southeast Asian history in numerous articles and books, suchas "Why the North Won the Vietnam War."

Peter N. Stearns has an academic affiliation as follows - George Mason University, USA George Mason University George Mason Univ.

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