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Biographical Dictionary of American Economists 
Offers in-depth biographies of the most important economic figures in American history from the seventeenth century to the present day. All of the major schools of American economic thought are represented, from the Constitutional school to the Keynesian school, and the dictionary includes in-depth coverage of the many overlooked women who have influenced economic thought in America.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895  (3 volumes)
Focusing on the making of African American society in early America from 1619 to 1830, this text traces the transition from Africa to America and the role Africans played in shaping the development of American society.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
Focusing on the making of African American society in America from 1896 bto present. This text traces the transition from Africa to America and the role Africans played in shaping the development of American society.

Encyclopedia of Evolution  
A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. Topics include: Darwin, natural selection, human origins, behavioral ecology, diversity, mathematical models, and cell and developmental biology.

Encyclopedia of Global Change  (2 volumes, 1379 pages)
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages  (2 volumes, 1624 pages)
Collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries.  Provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century.

International Encyclopedia of Dance  (6 volumes, 4039 pages)
Nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries.Covers the full spectrum of dance: theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

International Encyclopedia of Legal History  (6 volumes, 3072 pages)
A comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary reference work that includes approximately 1,000 articles on all aspects of legal history throughout the world from ancient to modern times. Articles deal with private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law throughout the world.

Oxford Companion to the Book  
Covering the book, broadly conceived, throughout the world from ancient to modern times, including traditional subjects such as bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but it also engages with newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book.

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium  (3 volumes, 2338 pages)
More than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians. This is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history. Exhaustive in its coverage, it brings to life this vastly important culture and empire, from the 4th century to the 15th.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages  
Covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era.

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  
Encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day, this e-book includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature  
Provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature  (5 volumes, 2600 pages)
Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors. Documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History  (5 volumes, 2806 pages)
International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history. Includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries. Coverage ranging from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos, this landmark works stands at the busy intersection of history and the social sciences.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America  (2 volumes, 1584 pages)
Collaboration of nearly 200 contributors from academia, industry, and the culinary world. The 700 original articles cover the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States  (4 volumes, 2344 pages)
Unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship. Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists. Addresses such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation  (4 volumes, 2004 pages)
The definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century. Encompasses not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance  (3 volumes, 1618 pages)
Provides authoritative, up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. Covers playhouse performances, dance, opera, radio, film, television, as well as popular performance including carnivals, circus, and public executions.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
Covers the role women have played throughout world history with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies. 

(All Descriptions Per Oxford University Press - September 2008)

Last Updated: September, 2008
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