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1st Edition

International Dictionary of Historic Places

ISBN 9781884964053
Published June 30, 1996 by Routledge
900 Pages

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Book Description

From the Taj Mahal to the Parthenon, from Gettysburg to Heidelberg, from Beacon Hill to Tower Hill, from the Great Wall to Hadrian's Wall, from Jerusalem to Kyoto, the International Dictionary of Historic Places presents some 1,000 comprehensive and fully illustrated histories of the most famous sites in the world. Entries include: location, description, and site office details; and a 3,000 to 4,000 word essay that provides a full history of the site and the condition of the site today. An annotated Further Reading list of books and articles about the site completes each entry.


"This is a distinguished and attractive work, scholarly and informative; well worth a place in any reference library." - Reference Reviews

"Because of the amount of detail in the essays and their appended bibliographies, this set will well serve its stated audience of students, teachers, librarians, historians, and anyone interested in historic places." - Reference Books Bulletin - Reference Books Bulletin

"Sometimes. . .the detail is literally and properly overpowering. . . some of the essays are extraordinarily evocative of the places they describe. " - The Times Educational Supplement

"An attractive, appealing reference that provides information on places that have been the site of important events in human history and that have been preserved for the benefit of future generations." - Reference & Research Book News

"Historians, geographers, travellers, students, educators, and casual readers will find this a fascinating reference tool." - School Library Journal

"They provide deeper profiles and better site-specific bibliographies than general encyclopedias. These books can both satisfy and stimulate curiosity about unknown, far-away places and peoples." - Rettig on Reference