Simply put, this is avolume that has alwaysintended to convey thekey features of worldhistory.
—Preface to the SixthEdition.
The Encyclopedia of World History
Ancient, Medieval, and Modern
Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians havecombined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect thiscomprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span themillennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.
PrefaceContributing EditorsMapsGenealogical Tables
BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, 2001NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2002
Table of ContentsPrehistoric Times
Ancient and Classical Periods, 3500
The Postclassical Period, 500–1500
The Early Modern Period, 1500–1800
The Modern Period, 1789–1914
The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945
The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000
Caliphs, to 1256
Presidents of the United States
Members of the United Nations in Order of Admission