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Chronologies And Handbooks
Cook, Chris, and John Stevenson. Longman Handbook of Modern European History, 1763-1985. (London and New York: Longman, 1987). *R-BTV 87-6406 and Longman Handbook of World History since 1914 (London and New York: Longman, 1991). *R-BAF 91-4529. The first is an amalgam of facts organized into seven sections; most useful are the detailed chronologies of political events, lists of principal rulers and ministers, tables of economic and social statistics, and a selective bibliography. The later title follows much the same format.
Everyman's Dictionary of Dates. 7th ed. revised by Audrey Butler. (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1985). Pub. Cat. 86-572.
Freeman-Grenville, G.S.P. Chronology of World History: A Calendar of Principal Events from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1973. (London: Rex Collins, 1975). *R-BAH 76-3303.
Steinberg, S.H. Historical Tables 58 B.C.-A.D. 1985. 11th ed. Updated by John Paxton. (London: MacMillan, 1986). *R-BAH 87-4814 and Pub. Cat. 87-300.
Both Freeman-Grenville and Steinberg provide a chronological listing of world events in tabular form, arranged into six columns. Steinberg has a European, and particularly British emphasis, and gives very detailed chronologies for World Wars I and II. Freeman-Grenville is more balanced in coverage of non-European history. Everyman's Dictionary of Dates recasts much the same information in dictionary format with detailed entries under names of countries, national literatures, and significant historical events. Especially useful for its lists: of Holy Roman Emperors, assassinations, British Army regiments, treaties, British Prime Ministers, etc.