The Pocket Guide to World History

Rabelais, François. c1483-1553. French satirical writer and humanist. Pantagruel 1532.Gargantua 1534. [Read more ...]

Rabin, Yitzhak. 1992-95. Israeli statesman. Military leader, Six Day War. PM 74-77, 92-95. Peace negotiater. [Read more ...]

Rachel. Biblical wife of Jacob. [Read more ...]

Rachmaninov, Sergei. 1873-1943. Russian/US pianist, composer. Romantic nostalgic works of great virtuosity. Prelude 1892. [Read more ...]

Racine, Jean. 1639-99. Classical French tragedy playwright. Molière’s rival. Andromaque 1667. Britannicus 1669. Phèdre 1677. [Read more ...]

Radcliffe, Ann. 1764-1823. English Gothic novelist. Mysteries of Udolpho 1794. [Read more ...]

Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1881-1955. British. Social anthropology as science. [Read more ...]

Radek, Karl. 1885-1939. Russian. COMINTERN leader, propagandist. Purged. [Read more ...]

Radical Republicans. 1860-77. Anti-slavery faction of US Republican Party. Abolitionists. [Read more ...]

Radishchev, Aleksandr. 1749-1802. Liberal Russian writer. Denounced serfdom. Exiled to Siberia. [Read more ...]

Radisson and Groseilliers. Huguenot explorers of Minnesota, 1658-9. [Read more ...]

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