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Find Facts, Figures & Events in the Historical Dictionary


historytodayWho is Alexander the Great? Where is the Acropolis located? When did the Battles of Bull Run take place? The answers to all of these questions and many more can be found on History Today’s Historical Dictionary, an online collection of facts, figures, mini-biographies, definitions of historical terms, and short summaries of historical events.

Yep, teachers, students and history buffs will find hundreds of concise entries covering people, places, key events and epochs in the Historical Dictionary. To explore the contents of the site, simply enter your query into the search engine or browse the glossary by alphabetical entry. Users can also select one of the tabs at the top of the page (Location, Period or Themes) to locate specific information.

Besides providing facts on each topic, each entry in the Historical Dictionary includes links to related articles and additional reading suggestions.

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History Today’s Historical Dictionary is an ideal study or research tool for students. This resource can also be utilized to improve overall knowledge of important events, people and time periods in history.

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