Encyclopedia of World History

Encyclopedia of World History

Cover of the 1948 edition
Author William L. Langer (ed., I-V)
Peter Stearns (ed., VI)
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Co.
Publication date
OCLC 226204766

The Encyclopedia of World History is a classic single volume work detailing world history. The first through fifth editions were edited by William L. Langer.

The Sixth Edition was—by the time of its publication—a much needed updating overseen by Peter N. Stearns, and was made available online.

Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.Bartleby.com

Preceding works

Publication history

First five editions

An Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged.

Compiled and Edited by William L. Langer, Coolidge Professor of History, (Emeritus by 1968), Harvard University.

Sixth Edition (2001)

Stearns, Peter N (ed.). The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, chronologically arranged. A completely revised and updated edition of the classic reference work originally compiled and edited by William L. Langer. 

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