World History
Resources for 9th Grade
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print reference materials
R902 S799 Stearns, Peter N., ed. The Encyclopedia of World History:
Ancient, Medieval and Modern.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Short entries, chronologically arranged.
Harbottle, Thomas. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1981.
Concise information on major battles.
R 909 C771 Cook, Timothy. History of the Modern World. New York:
Marshall Cavendish, 2000.
First two volumes are most useful: Origins of the Modern World and Religion & Change in Europe.
Parker, Geoffrey, ed. The Times Illustrated History of the World. New York:
HarperCollins, 1995.
Has a global focus; includes chapters on the Ottoman Empire, China, Japan & Africa.
Times Atlas of World History.
Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, 1989.
Over 600 maps and illustrations present a visual narrative of world history.
Harper Atlas of World History. New York:
HarperCollins, 1992.
Combines maps, text, and illustrations; covers trends and events.
Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit:
Gale Research, 1998.
Essays detail the significance of a person's life; separate volume for the index.
R 940 P884 Powell, John, ed. Chronology of European History: 15,000 B.C. to 1997. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997.
Focuses on historic events important to development of the West; political, social, theological, philosophical, and economic issues are included.
R 940.2 B498 Bergin, Thomas Goddard. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. New York: Facts on File: 1987.
Entries covering the principal issues, events, and people in Europe throughout the fourteenth, fifteenth, andsixteenth centuries.
R 940.2 D515 Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World.
New York: Scribner's, 2004.
Focus on "this complicated, crucial phase of European history;" articles are written "with the assumption that many readers will have no background about the period."
R 940.2 G826 Grendler, Paul F. ed. Encyclopedia of the Renaissance.
NewYork: Scribner's, 1999.
A scholarly reference.
R 940.2 G826 Grendler, Paul F. ed. The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students. New York: Scribner's, 2004.
Written especially for students; themes, events, ideas, and people are included.
R 940.2 W927 Wilson, Norman J., ed. World Eras.
Detroit: Gale Group, 2001.
Examines the daily life and social history of Europe in the years between 1350 and 1600; written to promote "understanding of the cultural institutions that affect people's beliefs and behavior."
web subscriptions
  Grove Dictionary of Art
A comprehensive reference of world art covering all the visual arts from prehistory through the twentieth century. Detailed articles include links to extraordinary images.
  History Reference Center
Offers full-text from reference books and encyclopedias, magazines, historical documents, biographies as well as photos, maps and other images.
created by allen chamberlain, reed-gumenick library. updated February 2005.