Encyclopedia of Historic Places by Courtlandt Canby

By Courtlandt Canby

The three-volume "Encyclopedia of historical areas, Revised version" identifies and gives interesting heritage details on towns, cities, districts, territories, and countries all over the world. With greater than 9,000 A-to-Z entries and a full-color insert in every one quantity, this revised set is way extra finished and colourful than the former variation. as well as present position names, towns, and states, this encyclopedia additionally has a considerable directory of historical and classical areas which are not in life. there were many alterations within the geography of internationally the prior 25 years, together with the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of the Soviet Union, and the beginning of the eu Union, to call a number of. All of those alterations, and plenty of extra, were up to date during this re-creation to make the knowledge as present as attainable. The revision additionally contains new entries from each quarter of the area, with an additional emphasis on how and know-how have replaced the geography of the fashionable international. The entries contain: The Alamo; Berlin; Congo; Dakar; Erie Canal; fortress Knox; Hawaii; Ionian Islands; Java; Kabul; London; Mecca; New Orleans; Omaha seashore; Paris; Rome; Salzburg; Tibet; Tokyo; Vicksburg; and Windhoek.

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C. c. See also Macedonia Empire. AETOLIAN LEAGUE See Aetolia AETSTRETFORDAE See Stratford-upon-Avon AFARS AND ISSAS See Djibouti AFGHANISTAN [Greek: Bactria] (Afghanistan) This country in S Central Asia is bounded on the N by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the E by China, on the S by Pakistan, and on the W by Iran. It is central to passage to and from the above countries and its very centrality explains its turbulent political history, with countless changes of government, boundaries, and allegiances.

S. defensive position ABU-SIMBEL [Abu-Sunbul, Ipsambul] (Egypt) Archaeological site in Aswān province, 145 mi SW of Aswān, on the Nile River. Situated in ancient 6 Abu-Sunbul Nubia, it was the site of two temples built in the sandstone cliffs along the Nile c. c. during the reign of Ramses II. The temples were discovered in 1812 but were later menaced by the rising waters of the Aswān High Dam. This resulted in a salvage operation in the 1960s, coordinated by UNESCO, in which the temples were cut apart and reassembled 200 ft higher up.

ABERGAVENNY [earlier: Gobannium] (Wales) Town in Gwent, at the confluence of the Gavenny and Usk Rivers, 16 mi N of Newport. Strategically positioned on the route between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, it was fortified by Romans and Normans and was attacked several times between the 11th and 17th centuries. ABINGDON [Latin: Abbendun, Abindonia] (England) Town in Oxfordshire, at the confluence of the Thames River and the Ock River, 6 mi S of Oxford. It was the site of a wealthy Benedictine abbey, which was founded c.

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