AP European History: 1300—1800

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Encyclopedias and Reference Books/eBooks


B Religion / Philosophy

  • Encyclopedia of religion. Ref BL 31 .E46 2005 15 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Ref B 802 .E53 2003 4 vols
  • Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation. Ref BR 302.8 .O93 1996 4 vols

D History

E-F History of the Americas

  • Christopher Columbus encyclopedia. Ref E 111 .C774 2 vols
  • Encyclopedia of American history. Ref E 174 .E53 2003 11 vols (2010 ed. is an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of Latin America. Ref F1406 .E5155 2010 4 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of the North American colonies. Ref E 45 .E53 1993 3 vols
  • Latin America, history and culture. Ref F 1406 .T46 1999 4 vols

G Geography/Atlases/Recreation/Fashion

H Social Sciences

  • Booms and busts : an encyclopedia of economic history from Tulipmania of the 1630s to the global financial crisis of the 21st century. Ref HB3722 .B67 2010 3 vols
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society 3 vols. 2004 (an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of European social history from 1350 to 2000. Ref HN 373 .E63 2001 6 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of race and racism. Ref HT 1521 E543 2008 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of sex and gender. Ref HQ 16 .E52 2007 4 vols
  • Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England, 2007 (an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of world trade: from ancient times to the present. Ref HF1373 .W67 2005 4 vols
  • Encyclopedia of world poverty. Re fHV12 .E54 2006 3 vols
  • Historical encyclopedia of world slavery. Ref HT 861 .H57 1997 2 vols
  • History of world trade since 1450. 2 vols 2006 (an online ebook)
  • Industrial Revolution [reference library]. Ref HD 2329 .O978 2003 4 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Industrialization in the modern world : from the Industrial Revolution to the Internet. Ref HD2321 .H56 2014 2 vols
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of world slavery. HT861 .M24 1998 2 vols
  • Oxford encyclopedia of economic history. Ref HC 15 .O94 2003 5 vols
  • Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history. Ref HQ 1121 .O93 2008 4 vols
  • World of child labor : an historical and regional survey. Ref HD6231 .W67 2009

J Political Science

  • Encyclopedia of political revolutions. Ref JC 491 .E63 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Western colonialism since 1450. Ref JV 22 .E535 2007 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • European political facts, 1648-1789. Ref JN 9 .B3 1984
  • European political facts, 1789-1848. Ref JN 10 .C65
  • Famous trials in history. Ref K 540 .C39 2012 (also an online ebook)
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of international relations. Ref JZ 1160 .N65 2002 4 vols
  • History of government from the earliest times. Ref JF 51 .F57 1999 3 vols

M-N Music and Fine Arts

P Literature

Q-R Science/Medicine

  • Cambridge world history of human disease. Ref R131 .C233 1993
  • Encyclopedia of medical history. Ref R 133 .M34 1985
  • Encyclopedia of pestilence, pandemics, and plagues. Ref RA652 .E535 2008
  • Science and its times: understanding the social significance of scientific discovery. Ref Q 175.46 .S35 2000 8 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Science, technology, and society : the impact of science from 2000 B.C. to the 18th century. Ref Q125 .S434756 2002 3 vols

S-T-U Agriculture/Technology/Military Sciences

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