Both the geographic and the occupational scope of the individuals covered inGreat Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century,1801-1900 are intentionally broad, with a view to including influential individuals worldwide. Major world leaders appear here, as well as the giants of religious faith who dominated the century: monarchs, presidents, popes, philosophers, writers, social reformers, educators, and military leaders who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little attention in the past, from American educator and science writer Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz to Chinese statesman and military leader Zeng Guofan. By category, the contents include figures whose achievements fall into one or more of the following areas: agriculture essays, architecture, art, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, church government, communications, crime, diplomacy, economics, education, engineering, entertainment, exploration, geography, geology, government and politics, historiography, journalism, law, linguistics, literature, mathematics, medicine, military, music, patronage of the arts, philanthropy, philosophy, photography, physics, psychology, religion and theology, scholarship, science and technology, social reform, sociology, sports, theater, warfare and conquest, and women's rights.
Coverage in Great Lives from History: The 18th Century is broad in its variety of areas of achievement as well as geographical scope, with a worldwide focus that includes extensive coverage of non-Europeans and women. Major world leaders appear here, as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the century: philosophers, educators, and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. What makes this resource unique is the inclusion of figures who have received little attention in the past, from Abd al-Wahhab to Peg Woffington and Yongzheng.
Great Lives from History is a multivolume series detailing the biographies of important people throughout history, worldwide. Major world leaders appear here - emperors, conquerors, kings, and queens - as do giants of religious faith who were central to the century, such as popes and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little or no attention in the past - from Queen Njinga of Angola to the Ottoman scholar Kâtib Çelebî. The individuals covered are identified with one or more of the following areas: Africa, the American Colonies, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Native America, the Netherlands, the Ottoman Empire, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 is the third installment in the expanded Great Lives series. The editor has sought to provide coverage that is broad in areas of achievement as well as geography, including individuals from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The set includes the standard figures - kings, queens, generals, artists, and scientists - but much more: Key figures who have previously received little attention, from the queen of Hausaland Amina Sarauniya Zazzua to composer Thomas Tallis, and even such notorious figures as Irish pirate Grace O'Malley and Hungarian nobelwoman Elizabeth Báthory.
Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453 is the second installment in the revised and expanded Great Lives series. Major world leaders appear here--emperors, conquerors, kings, and khans--as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the medieval world: popes, monks, and saints who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little or no attention in the past--from the seventh century queen of the Berbers Damia el-Kahina to the eleventh century Italian gynecologist Trotula.
Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is the first in a multivolume series covering the lives of important personages from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. The temporal and geographical scope of Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. is broad. Represented here are figures as ancient as the Egyptian king Zoser (fl. twenty-seventh century B.C.E.) and as late as the Jute chief Hengist (410-488 C.E.). The date of 476 C.E., the fall of Rome, was selected by the editors as the cutoff between the ancient world and the Middle Ages. Those lives falling on the cusp were moved into the period that best reflected their life’s work or major accomplishments. Coverage is worldwide, including Rome, Greece, China, Japan, India, northern Europe, Egypt and other parts of Africa, Asia Minor, and the Middle East.
This set selects events that help to mark the definition of "gender," the emergence of social, cultural, and political movements, and the struggles to gain civil rights. In some cases, one event represents and offers discussion of many. For example, the article on Illinois becoming the first state to abolish its laws against consensual homosexual acts in 1961 also discusses the effect of this action on other states. In particular, essays also include "see also" cross-references to related articles within the set.
This three-volume set describes & analyzes 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals in all fields of human endeavor that have occurred throughout the world since the beginning of the 20th century. Each essay focuses on a single event, or series of closely related events, that has been perceived as a scandal. A wide variety of topics appear here, including scandals that rocked the worlds of banking and finance, education, government and politics, health and medicine, publishing and journalism, and sports and entertainment. Topics include such widely know scandals as the Teapot Dome scandal, 1919 "Black Sox" World Series, Watergate, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, the death of Princess Diana, Enron, the Tour de France doping scandal, and the 2007 subprime mortgage industry collapse.
Images depicting people and places of Eastover and Lower Richland County, S.C. Donate your family photos by contacting the Walker Local History Room of the Richland Library at (803) 929-3402.
This 1904 publication was illustrated and complied by W. S. Kline and published by the R. L. Bryan Company of Columbia, S.C. It provides a description of the city’s history, businesses and industry and includes several photographs of buildings and landmarks.