Encyclopedias: History: British Isles

Rutgers off-campus users must log-in for access to Rutgers Restricted resources.

See also: Biography and Dictionaries

Consult the Research Guides for pointers and detailed information on researching your topic.

Ancient Europe - 8000 BC to 1000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world." An electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of European Social History [Rutgers Restricted]
"This six-volume reference on European social history includes more than 230 articles on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health."

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture [Rutgers Restricted]
Spans prehistoric times to the present, and treats both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists in history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts and other fields. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire [Rutgers Restricted]
A five volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare.

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction [Rutgers Restricted]
A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments.

Europe - 1450 to 1789: An Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World [Rutgers Restricted]
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others. Electronic version of the 6 volume print resource.

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide: Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.