Great Events from History is available from Salem Press both as a backorder (past sets) and as a standing order (future sets). Below you will find a description of the entire series:

The 10 sets (28 volumes) in Great Events from History ultimately will document significant events from the ancient world throught the 20th century:

The Ancient World - Apr. 2004

The Middle Ages - Nov. 2004

The Renaissance & Early
Modern Era
- Apr. '05

The 17th Century - Nov. 2005

The 18th Century - May 2006

The 19th Century - Nov. 2006

The 20th Century: (1901-1940)
- March 2007

The 20th Century: (1941-1970)
- December 2007

The 20th Century: (1971-2000)
- April 2008

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
& Transgender
- Dec. 2006

Modern Scandals - Mar. 2009



Great Events from History will join Salem History early in 2009. At that time a customer's prior purchases from the series will be available free online with the purchase of Modern Scandals (March, 2009).

For more information on the free database, click Salem History.

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Salem Press' Great Events series is a far-reaching view of history, organized around significant events. It is ideal for public libraries and undergraduate colleges and is widely used in high schools for specific curriculum support.



Librarians and reviewers alike praise this series for its breadth of content and extended essays. Articles are typically 1,500 words, bridging the gap between full-length, scholarly studies and the shortened forms found in encyclopedias.

THE FREE DATABASE
The purchase of Great Events from History: Modern Scandals entitles a school or library to free access to Salem History, our online historical database, including all the content in this set PLUS all the content in any of the other Great Events titles a library owns.

For more information on the free database, click Salem History.

Within each set and throughout them, events are arranged chronologically, forming a time line without regard to region. Students can trace world history comparatively, with events in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, co-mingled.

Appendices include a time line, a glossary, website listings, a chronology and four indexes: geographical, categorized, personage and subject. In addition, each essay is cross-referenced with other essays within the set as well as to relevant essays in the companion series, Great Lives from History.

Great Events from History:
THE ANCIENT WORLD

Edited by Mark W. Chavalas

Two volumes; 1,089 pages
List Price: $175

Events covered are from prehistory to 476 C.E.. Included are the population of South America, the Upanishads, Acupuncture, the Parthenon, Nero's persecution of Christians and St. Augustine's writing the City of God.
Great Events from History:
THE MIDDLE AGES

Edited by Brian A. Pavlac

Two volumes; 1,010 pages
List Price: $175

Events covered begin after the fall of Rome through 1453, selected because it is the year in which several important developments occurred, notably the proliferation of documents issuing from the newly invented printing press, the end of the Hundred Years' War, and the fall of Constantinople.
Great Events from History:
THE RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN ERA

Edited by Christina J. Moose

Two volumes; 1,014 pages
List Price: $175

The century and a half covered in this set was marked by the height of the Renaissance in Europe; the rise of the Ottomans; the Wars of the Roses in Britain; European colonial expansion into Africa, Asia, and the Americas and major changes in world economics and demographics.
Great Events from History:
THE 17TH CENTURY

Edited by Larissa Juliet Taylor

Two volumes; 989 pages
List Price: $175

Included in this set are milestones in the geopolitics of the era - from the Thirty Years’ War to the War of the League of Augsburg; from Europeans’ arrival in Australia to the establishment of the Louisiana Colony.
Great Events from History:
THE 18TH CENTURY

Edited by John Powell

Two volumes; 1,200 pages
List Price: $175

Events covered include the obligatory geopolitical events of the era - from the War of the Spanish Succession through the American and French Revolutions, from the collapse of the South Sea Bubble to the rise of Napoleon.
Great Events from History:
THE 19TH CENTURY

Edited by John Powell

Four volumes; 2,000 pages
List Price: $395

This installment, at four volumes, provides extended coverage of hundreds of major events worldwide between 1801 and 1900. The focus includes not only core Western curricula but also coverage of Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Latin American events.
Great Events from History:
THE 20TH CENTURY, 1901-1940

Edited by Robert F. Gorman

Six volumes; 3,600 pages
List Price: $495

A unique resource. No other comparable reference work includes much depth or that covers so many twentieth century events. Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940, is the sixth installment in Salem Press's ongoing Great Events from History series.
Great Events from History:
THE 20TH CENTURY, 1941-1970

Edited by Robert F. Gorman

Six volumes; 4,020 pages
List Price: $495

The events covered include the geopolitical events of the era--from World War II (1939-1945) and the Holocaust to the formation of the United Nations and the start of the Cold War in 1945, from the Korean War (1950-1953) to the war in Vietnam (1959-1975).
Great Events from History:
THE 20TH CENTURY, 1971-2000

Edited by Robert F. Gorman

Six volumes; 3,900 pages
List Price: $495

Space probes, personal computers, the Internet, enormous advances in biotechnology, including the mapping of the genome and the first cloned animal, Vietnam and the breakup of the Soviet Union are only a few of the world-changing elements of the period.
Great Events from History:
GLBT SERIES

Edited by Lillian Faderman, Yolanda Retter, Horacio Roque Ramirez, Stuart Timmons and Eric C. Wat

Two volumes; 800 pages
List Price: $175

Great Events from History: GLBT Series chronicles important historical events that have identified, defined and legally established the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities from 1855 to the present.
Great Events from History:
MODERN SCANDALS

Edited by Carl L. Bankston III
Three volumes 1,236 pages
List Price: $295

Great Events from History: Modern Scandals is an entirely new reference set on a subject that has never been covered as broadly and thoroughly in any other reference publication. It covers the 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century.


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