This entirely new edition of a keystone reference is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--from prehistory to the twentieth century. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field.
Contains over 800 entries, ranging from Lord Acton and Anna Comnena to Howard Zinn and Herodatus to Simon Schama. Over 300 contributors have composed critical assessments of historians from the beginning of historical writing to the present day. Additionally, the text includes 200 essays treating the development of national, regional and topical historiographies, from the ancient Near East to the history of sexuality.