By William H. McNeill, Jerry Bentley, David Christian

The ''Berkshire Encyclopedia of worldwide History'' is the 1st actual encyclopedic reference on global historical past. it really is designed to satisfy the desires of scholars, academics, and students who search to discover and comprehend the landscape of our shared human heritage. The encyclopedia takes a dynamic international historical past point of view, exhibiting connections, interactions, and chage through the years and position. significant articles by way of prime students from world wide research crucial topics and styles reminiscent of artwork, sickness, executive, faith, technology, and struggle and Peace, with 1000's of articles on methods, events, areas, occasions, and other people. scholars and lecturers on the highschool and school degrees flip to this definitive paintings for a attached view of global history--the tale of people and their position within the universe.

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In the early stages, the majority of the population, including women, minorities, and slaves within the nation, were not granted rights; their rights were won in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through political and military struggles. But the fact that such struggle for rights became possible at all was due in large part to the changed foundations of the sovereignty of the state. The state no longer derived its sovereignty, particularly after the antimonarchical American and French Revolutions, from religious or dynastic claims, but increasingly from the idea of the “people” of the nation.

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