The Encyclopedia of War, 5 Volume Set

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The Encyclopedia of War, 5 Volume Set

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This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive printand electronic resource covering the history of warfare fromancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arrangedin A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of themost important events, people, and terms associated with warfare- from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and theWar on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘theMagnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, GeorgiKonstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare.

Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with thelonger, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of keydevelopments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced andinternationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia isthe first to offer readers at all levels an extensive referencework based on the best and most recent scholarly research. Theonline platform further provides interactive cross-referencinglinks and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within thework and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive onlinereference collection.

Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com.

Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

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Gordon Martel is Emeritus Professor of History at theUniversity of Northern British Columbia and Adjunct Professor atthe University of Victoria.  He has written widely on thehistory of modern war. Among his best-known books are ImperialDiplomacy (1985) and The Origins of the First World War(4th edition, 2008). He was one of the founding editorsof the leading scholarly journal, The International HistoryReview, and is editor of two book series, ‘SeminarStudies in History’ and ‘Short Histories of BigIdeas’.  He has edited numerous scholarly publicationsincluding The World War Two Reader (2004), A Companionto Europe, 1900-1945 (Blackwell, 2006) and ACompanion to International History, 1900-2001 (Blackwell,2007).

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'Global, spanning all of human history from ancient times until thetwenty-first century, and elegantly produced: this is ascomprehensive as it comes. '
—Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, University of London,author of 'An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killingin Twentieth-Century Warfare'

'The Encyclopedia of War offers a unique andcomprehensive insight into the history of warfare, with over 650detailed entries that will be invaluable to History lecturers andstudents. The Encyclopedia is an essential reference work for anylibrary. '
— Fiona McLean, Humanities Subject Librarian, University ofChester

‘A well-planned and interesting work that ranges widely tocover war as a global phenomenon. An excellent choice ofcontributors and a thoughtful coverage of topics. The best work ofits type.’
—Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, author of ‘ TheGreat War and the Making of the Modern World’.

The Encyclopedia of War providescomprehensive coverage of the history of warfare since ancienttimes. With detailed essays and shorter entries – on hundredsof well-selected events, military and political leaders, and keyconcepts – the Encyclopedia is an invaluable resourcefor scholars and students and an indispensable reference work forany library.‘
—Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University.

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