Encyclopedia of Historic Places by Courtlandt Canby

By Courtlandt Canby

The three-volume "Encyclopedia of historical locations, Revised variation" identifies and gives attention-grabbing historical past 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 each one quantity, this revised set is far extra accomplished and colourful than the former version. as well as present position names, towns, and states, this encyclopedia additionally has a considerable directory of historic and classical locations which are not in lifestyles. there were many adjustments within the geography of across the world the previous 25 years, together with the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of the Soviet Union, and the start of the ecu Union, to call a couple of. All of those alterations, and lots of extra, were up to date during this re-creation to make the data as present as attainable. The revision additionally comprises new entries from each quarter of the realm, with an additional emphasis on how and know-how have replaced the geography of the trendy international. The entries comprise: The Alamo; Berlin; Congo; Dakar; Erie Canal; castle Knox; Hawaii; Ionian Islands; Java; Kabul; London; Mecca; New Orleans; Omaha seashore; Paris; Rome; Salzburg; Tibet; Tokyo; Vicksburg; and Windhoek.

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The autonomous oblast was established in 1922 in the USSR. During World War II the USSR recaptured it from Germany on January 31, 1943. In 1991, it declared itself a republic within Russia and became a member of the Russian Federation. ADYGHE See Adygei, Republic of ADZHAR See Ajarian Autonomous Republic ADZHARIA See Ajarian Autonomous Republic ADZHARISTAN See Ajarian Autonomous Republic AEGABRO See Cabra AEGADIAN ISLES See Egadi Islands AEGAE See Edessa 11 AEGATES INSULAE See Egadi Islands AEGEAN SEA [ancient: Archipelago; Greek: Aigaíon Pélagos; Turkish: Ege Deniz] (Greece, Turkey) Arm of the Mediterranean Sea between mainland Greece on the W, Asia Minor and Turkey on the E, and Crete on the S.

It has since been rebuilt. The first cross-frontier industrial park in Europe, Avantis, is situated N of Aachen on the Dutch border. AARAU (Switzerland) City and capital of Aargau canton, on the Aare River, 25 mi W of Zurich. Founded in the 13th century, it was under Hapsburg rule until conquered by Bern in 1415. From 1798 to 1803 it was the capital of the Helvetic Republic before joining the Swiss Confederation as the capital of the revived Aargau canton. AARGAU [French: Argovie] (Switzerland) Canton of N Switzerland, N of Luzern canton.

In 1514 it was the site of the marriage of Louis XII and Mary, sister of Henry VIII of England. In 1844 remains of an early Paleolithic Aberdeen 3 stone industry were discovered here, making it the type site for the Abbevillian culture. An Allied base during World War I, it was occupied by the Germans in World War II. ABBEVILLE (United States) City in NW South Carolina, 65 mi NW of Augusta, Georgia. Important in the history of the Confederacy, it was here that the first organized secessionist meeting was held on November 22, 1860.

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