Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana

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The Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana (also called Enciclopedia Espasa, or Enciclopedia Espasa-Calpe, after its publisher) is a Spanish encyclopedia comprising 72 volumes (numbered from 1 to 70, with parts 18 and 28 consisting of two volumes each) published from 1908 to 1930 plus a ten-volume appendix published 1930–33. Between 1935 and 2003, 33 supplemental volumes were published plus an index, another A–Z appendix, and an atlas, for a total of 118 volumes. Each of the volumes vary in length. It is currently the longest[1] printed encyclopedia with 105,000 pages and 165,200,000 words as of 1986.

Encyclopaedias: Their History Throughout The Ages regards the Espasa as one of the greatest encyclopedias, along with the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition and the Enciclopedia Italiana (p. 147). "This work is remarkable for its detail: maps and plans of even remote and obscure places; reproductions and descriptions of works of art entered under their titles; lengthy bibliographies, international in scope; full dictionary treatment of individual words with, in many cases, foreign equivalents; and usually affording full scope to lengthy treatment of important subjects." (201) The authors of the work, as an example of its scope, mentioned in the preface (vii) that all botanical genera known at the time were covered in the work. Common words (not proper names) are translated into English, French, German, Esperanto and other languages.

The aim of the publishers was to produce an encyclopedia reference book in Spanish that covered scientific and technological knowledge as well as history, biographies, geography, arts, and the literature of Spain and Latin America.

According to calculations made by its publishers, the encyclopaedia has more than 165,000 pages and 200 million words. The 82-volume version is also estimated to have over 1,000,000 articles (Kister 450).

Only minor revisions have been made to the original volumes, such as the rewrite of a part of the 1910 "bicicleta" article which had enumerated a "pistol or revolver" as one of the things to be taken on a bicycle tour.

In 2003 a repackaged version was published in 90 volumes, consisting of the original 82 volumes plus a new 8-volume "Complemento Enciclopédico 1934–2002" providing up-to-date information in alphabetical order. The old supplements will no longer be republished.


Volumes[edit]

  1. A–ACD
  2. ACE–ADZ
  3. AE–ALAK
  4. ALAL–ALLY
  5. AM–ARCH
  6. ARD–AZZ
  7. B–BELL
  8. BEM–BONF
  9. BONG–BZ
  10. C–CANAJ
  11. CANAL–CARZ
  12. CAS–CG
  13. CI–COLD
  14. COLE–CONST
  15. CONST–CRAZ
  16. CRE–CHARG
  17. CHARI–DELLW
  18. PT.1 DEM–DIR / PT.2 DIS–ECZ
  19. ECH-ENRE
  20. ENRI-ESPAN
  21. ESPANA
  22. ESPANA-EZZ
  23. F-FLAMEZ
  24. FLAMI-FUH
  25. FUI-GIBZ
  26. GIC-GUAZ
  27. GUB-HN
  28. PT.1 HO-INSUS / PT.2 INT-KZ
  29. L-LEON
  30. LEONA-LOMZ
  31. LON-MADZ
  32. MAE-MARH
  33. MARI-MECH
  34. MED-MICZ
  35. MICH-MOMZ
  36. MON-MTZ
  37. MU-NEBY
  38. NEC-NULLY
  39. NUM-OQU
  40. OR-PAKU
  41. PAL-PAROZ
  42. PARE-PEKZ
  43. PEL-PESZ
  44. PET-PIRZ
  45. PIS-POLN
  46. POLO-PREDZ
  47. PREE-PTZ
  48. PU-QW
  49. R-REEZ
  50. REF-REUZ
  51. REV-ROM
  52. ROMA-SAINT
  53. SAINTE-StaCRUZ
  54. StaCUBICIA-SELH
  55. SELI-SIEZ
  56. SIF-SOL
  57. SOLA-SUBN
  58. SUBO-TALASZ
  59. TALAT-TELD
  60. TELE-TERZ
  61. TES-TIRN
  62. TIRO-TOUM
  63. TOUN-TRAZ
  64. TRE-TUMZ
  65. TUN-URZ
  66. U.S.-VAREZ
  67. VARF-VERQ
  68. VERR-VINIE
  69. VINIF-WEF
  70. WEG-ZZZZ

Appendices[edit]

  1. A-BECH
  2. BED-CEO
  3. CER-DEM
  4. DEN-EZT
  5. F-HOK
  6. HOL-MARCH
  7. MARD-OZ
  8. P-REE
  9. REF-SZ
  10. T-ZYX

Supplements[edit]

  1. 1934
  2. 1935
  3. 1936–39 PRIMERA PARTE / 1936–39 SEGUNDA PARTE
  4. 1940–41
  5. 1942–44
  6. 1945–48
  7. 1949–52
  8. 1953–54
  9. 1955–56
  10. 1957–58
  11. 1959–60
  12. 1961–62
  13. 1963–64
  14. 1965–66
  15. 1967–68
  16. 1969–70
  17. 1971–72
  18. 1973–74
  19. 1975–76
  20. 1977–78
  21. 1979–80
  22. 1981–82
  23. 1983–84
  24. 1985–86
  25. 1987–88
  26. 1989–90
  27. 1991–92
  28. 1993–94
  29. 1995–96
  30. 1997–98
  31. 1999–2000
  32. 2001–2
  33. 2003–4
  34. El siglo de la Espasa

Indexes[edit]

  1. Index 1934–1996
  2. Index 1934–1980

References[edit]

  • EUI (in Spanish), Filosofia .
  • Collison, Robert (1966), Encyclopaedias: Their History Throughout The Ages (2nd ed.), London: Hafner .
  1. ^ Libro de los récords Guinness [Guinness Book of Records] (in Spanish), Maeva, 1986, p. 110, ISBN 84-86478-00-6 . The Chinese Great General Encyclopedia of Yung-lo ta tien (1403–8) conserves only 370 of its 22,937 chapters and the 15th edition Britannica is listed as "the most ample current encyclopedia" with 43,000,000 words.

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