A Political Chronology of the World is a major new publication which gives an impartial record of the political, geographical and economic events that have helped to shape world history.
Although the book includes greater coverage of more recent events—particularly in countries with a recent history of political upheaval—it also provides invaluable detail on the early history of each nation. Each chronology begins at least as early as the emergence of an entity resembling the modern nation, and in many cases considerably earlier.
In addition to coverage of purely political events, the title also includes details of the principal economic, cultural and social landmarks in the history of each nation. Examples might include the adoption of new languages, alphabets, calendars or religions. This volume aims to be the first point of reference for concise information on the history of each nation in the world.
Organized with a chapter for each country in the world, contents include:
- the major events that have shaped each country and, where relevant, associated dependencies and territories
- coverage of major events and developments from the early history of each nation to recent events, charting each country's economic, political and social progress.