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Encyclopedia of World History
An Encyclopedia of World History (1948 edition).jpg
Cover of the 1948 edition
AuthorWilliam L. Langer (ed., I-V)
Sir Peter Stearns (ed., VI)
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Co.
Publication date
1940
OCLC226204766

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 contained over 20,000 entries and was overseen by Peter N. Stearns. It was made available online until removed in 2009.

Preceding works[edit]

  • Ploetz, Karl (1860s). Auszug aus der alten, mittleren und neueren Geschichte. A reference work of German and central European history. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Channing, Edward (1883). Tillinghast, William H (ed.). An Epitome of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History. Houghton Mifflin Company. A translated and expanded edition of Dr. Karl Ploetz’s ‘Epitome of History’ with new sections on England and the United States. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Tillinghast, William H, ed. (1915). A Handbook of Universal History. Houghton Mifflin Company. A revised edition of An Epitome of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History.
  • Barnes, Harry Elmer; Tillinghast, William H; Imlah, Albert H.; Peardon, Thomas Preston; Wuorinen, John Henry, eds. (1925). A Manual of Universal History. Houghton Mifflin Company. LCCN 25025211. A revised and expanded edition of A Handbook of Universal History.

Publication history[edit]

First five editions[edit]

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

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

Sixth Edition (2001)[edit]

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.