Great Lives from History: The 18th Century

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2 Volumes
1,241 Pages
185 Photographs
353 Biographies
5 Regional Maps
Rulers and Heads
    of State List
50 Sidebars/Primary Source 
Pronunciation Guide
Chronological List of Entries
Category Index
Geographical Index
Personages Index
Subject Index

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This title replaces the 18th century biographies from Dictionary of World Biography: 17th & 18th Centuries and expands coverage by more than 60 percent. In this set, more than a third of the essays are completely new. What's more, new ready-reference data, illustrations, primary source quotes, appendices and updated bibliogrphies add to the edition's value.

132 all new entries
Substantial increase in the number of women covered
50 new sidebars containing quotes from primary sources
New Rulers and Heads of State appendix
Pronunciations provided for difficult names
All essays re-edited
All bibliographies updated

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Editor: John Powell, Oklahoma Baptist University

May 2006 · 2 volumes · 1,241 pages · 8"x10"

Combines Print & Online Access
ISBN: 978-1-58765-276-9
# of Pages: 1241
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $175

Great Lives from History:
The 18th Century

Worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement, who flourished between 1701 and 1800. Plus complimentary online access to the full content of this great reference.

Two volumes, including 1,241 pages
353 Biographies plus sidebars and primary source quotes
Hundreds of photos, illustrations and graphs
Appendixes, indexes and resource listings

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Coverage in Great Lives from History: The 18th Century is broad in its variety of areas of achievement as well as geographical scope, with a worldwide focus that includes extensive coverage of non-Europeans and women. Of course, the set includes the recognized shapers of history essential in any liberal arts curriculum. Its lengthy essays provide in-depth biographies, including annotated bibliographical resources.

Scope & Coverage
Major world leaders appear here, as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the century: philosophers, educators, and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. What makes this resource unique is the inclusion of figures who have received little attention in the past, from Abd al-Wahhab to Peg Woffington and Yongzheng.

Each essay ranges from 1,500 to 3,000 words in length (roughly 6-10 pages) and displays standard ready-reference top matter offering easy access to biographical information:

Finding Aids & Special Features
Several features distinguish this series as a whole from other biographical reference works. The front matter includes the following aids:

Complete List of Contents: This alphabetical list appears in bothvolumes.
Key to Pronunciation: A key to in-text pronunciation appears in bothvolumes.
List of Maps and Sidebars.
Maps: The front matter of each volume contains a section of mapsdisplaying major regions of the world during the eighteenth century.

The back matter to Volume 2 includes several appendices and indexes:

Rulers and Heads of State, a geographically arranged set of tables listing
major world rulers and leaders, including their regnal dates or terms ofoffice.
Chronological List of Entries: individuals covered, arranged by birth year.
Category Index: entries by area of achievement, from Architecture to
Women's Rights.
Geographical Index: entries by country or region, from Africa and Albania
to the Ukraine and Wales.
Personages Index: an index of all persons, both those covered in
the essays and those discussed within the text.
Subject Index: a comprehensive index including personages, concepts,
books, artworks, terms, battles, civilizations, and other topics of
 discussion, with full cross-references from alternative spellings and to
the Category and Geographical Indexes.