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Dictionary of Battles REF D25.A2H2 1971
Lists major battles from 1479 B.C. to the Vietnam War.
Dictionary of Historical Terms REF D9.C67 1998
This third edition provides definitions of "many hundreds of historical terms chosen from every epoch of modern world history".
Dictionary of the Middle Ages REF D114.D5
Thirteen volumes, an excellent source of information about the people, events and concepts of the Middle Ages. Organized in either major articles of 10,000 words or short definitions. Contains bibliographies, mainly of works in English but also includes references to important works in other languages.
Historical Tables 58 B.C.-A.D. 1985 D11.S83 1986
A tabular chronology of world history, arranged in six columns by period.
The "History" collection of reference works is one component in the Oxford Reference Online database, a huge and comprehensive resource which contains the full text of over 120 dictionaries, companions and other reference publications covering the complete subject spectrum.
Rulers and Governments of the World REF D11.5.R67 1977
Trade, Travel, and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia REF HF1001.T7 2000
Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia REF HQ1147.E85 W66 2006
Daily life of medieval women in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE.
Women in the Middle Ages: an Encyclopedia REF HQ1143.W643 2004