Encyclopedia of Historic Places by Courtlandt Canby

By Courtlandt Canby

The three-volume "Encyclopedia of ancient areas, Revised variation" identifies and gives attention-grabbing historical past info on towns, cities, districts, territories, and countries world wide. With greater than 9,000 A-to-Z entries and a full-color insert in each one quantity, this revised set is far 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 old and classical locations which are not in lifestyles. there were many alterations within the geography of across the world the earlier 25 years, together with the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of the Soviet Union, and the delivery of the ecu Union, to call a couple 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 area of the area, with an additional emphasis on how and know-how have replaced the geography of the trendy 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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The Afghan resistance and internal problems in the USSR pushed the Soviet occupation out by 1989. In 1992 an Islamic State was declared, but fighting continued among factions and warlords. In 1996, the government was taken over by the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group that became world renowned for its militancy, suppression of women, and xenophobia. , focused attention on Afghanistan as the home base for Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda 14 Afiunkarahissar terrorist organization. In October of 2001 the United States and Britain, supporting an offensive by the Northern Alliance coalition of Uzbek, Tajik, and Hazara tribespeople, bombed Taliban and al-Qaeda positions.

Decorative textiles have been produced here since 1862, and the town is a popular resort. ADANA [former: Ataniya] (Turkey) City and capital of Adana province, on the Seyhan River, 20 mi E of Tarsus. c. d. 782. It became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1608. Massacres of Armenians took place here in 1909. Winston Churchill held a conference here with Turkish officials on behalf of the Allies in 1943. AD DIR’IYAH See Deraiyeh ADDIS ABABA [Italian: Addis Abeba] (Ethiopia) City and capital of Ethiopia, in Shewa province, 50 mi NW of Hadama.

In 1840 it became the first Australian city to be incorporated. 9 ADEN [Arabic: Al’Aden] (Yemen) City and former capital of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen), on the Gulf of Aden, 150 mi NE of Djibouti, on the SW coast of the Arabian Peninsula. c. Captured by the British on January 19, 1839, it was made a Crown colony in 1935. Following the establishment of independent South Yemen on November 30, 1967, the British shut down their naval base here. It was the capital of South Yemen from 1968 until the country’s unification with the Yemen Arab Republic in 1990.

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