The Encyclopedia of War

The Encyclopedia of War

Online ISBN: 9781444338232

DOI: 10.1002/9781444338232

About this Book

THE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE HISTORY OF WARFARE...

"Global, spanning all of human history from ancient times until the twenty-first century, and elegantly produced: this is as comprehensive as it comes."Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, University of London

Selected as a 2013 CHOICE Oustanding Title

This ground-breaking reference resource covers the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. The Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare, from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare.

Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research.

KEY FEATURES:      

  • Includes individual entries ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words
  • Provides clear, concise information on the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare
  • Covers the history of war from ancient times to the present, from a global perspective
  • Reflects continuing popular interest in the subject as well as the newest scholarly approaches
  • Includes 100 black and white photographs and numerous maps

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Print version of Encyclopedia of WarThis 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe.  Please go to www.wiley.com for further details.

Free sample content

You can view abstracts of all the entries; in addition, we have made a number of entries available for free, in full, for you to get a real taste of the Encyclopedia. You can access them via the "Sample Content" link under "About This Book".

  • American War of Independence (1775–1783)

  • Armor, development of: medieval to modern

  • China, invasion of (1931, 1937–1945)

  • Pacifism

  • Punic Wars (264–241, 218–201, 149–146 BCE)

  • Russian Civil War (1917–1920)

  • Tribal warfare

  • War crimes

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