Dictionary of Historic Documents

Dictionary of Historic Documents

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Baker & Taylor
Identifies and explains the importance of significant historic treaties, laws, speeches, letters, court decisions, and other writings, from the Code of Hammurabi to Mao's "Little Red Book."

Book News
Additions to the revised edition of this substantial reference includes entries on significant documents from the end of the 20th century, including the Charter of Paris for a New Europe, the Maastricht treaty, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Rio Declaration, and the Kyoto Protocol. Each entry includes a description of the document, detailing its origins, content, and impact (the text of the document itself is not included), as well as a list of sources. A timetable of documents and bibliography organized by country are provided. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Still the only reference of its kind, Dictionary of Historic Documents, Revised Edition provides basic factual information about more than 2,400 significant documents in world history. Included are key acts, constitutions, proclamations, treaties, bills, laws, agreements, and speeches, among others, from ancient codes, such as Hammurabi's Code, to modern agreements and speeches, such as the Kyoto Protocol or President George W. Bush's "Freedom and Fear Are at War" speech.
Arranged in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, each entry includes a concise summary describing the principal details of the document, its significance and historical context, as well as primary or secondary sources for further reference. Cross-references, a list of entries by category, a timetable of documents, an extensive bibliography, and an index make the information readily accessible. This edition features more than 100 new entries.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2003
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780816047727
Characteristics: ix, 646 p. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Kohn, George C.


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