The Encyclopedia of World War I [5 volumes]

A Political, Social, and Military History

Uitgever: Abc-Clio
  • Engels
  • 9781851094202
  • augustus 2005
  • Hardcover
  • 1661 pagina's
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Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century's most influential conflict. * 1,219 A-Z entries covering military culture and tactics for all engaged armies in unprecedented depth, describing important events (the sinking of the Lusitania, the Arab revolt), cultural and political figures (Ferdinand Foch, Wilfred Owen), geopolitical agreements (the covenant of the League of Nations), social issues (the role of religions), and much more * 175 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, giving this encyclopedia an unprecedented global perspective * A separate primary source volume with 195 official documents, diary entries, and letters from all types of people involved in the war, with introductory information to place the documents in historical context * An opening section of 35 battle and locational maps providing the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and where and why the battlefield stalled * Insightful introductory essays that discuss the root causes of the war, the catalyzing events that lead to the outbreak of war, an overview of the war itself, and a discussion of the long-term impact of the war, providing context for the A-Z entries that follow * A list of comparative military ranks, glossary, historiography, and general bibliography, plus a comprehensive chronology providing researchers and readers with a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict

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The Encyclopedia of World War I is highly recommended for both university and high school libraries. - Journal of Military History Overall, this set is an outstanding contribution to reference works on the Great War, particularly useful for academic and research libraries. - Booklist This encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source for secondary and undergraduate students and the general reader, but its many special features make it a useful starting point for advanced researchers. It is highly recommended for public and academic libraries. - American Reference Books Annual In 1,200 alphabetical entries covering major personalities, events, treaties, and sociopolitical issues of the time, this set purports to become 'the definitive reference on a struggle whose aftershocks are still being felt.' . . . This encyclopedia clearly shows how World War I is the hub of modern world history and culture. . . . Overall, this set is an outstanding contribution to reference works on the Great War, particularly useful for academic and research libraries. - Booklist, Starred Review Specialty collections at the high school or college level as well as those seeking one high-quality comprehensive reference on the topic of World War I will want to make the definitive Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History the acquisition of choice. . . . Very highly recommended. - California Bookwatch This five-volume reference is thoughtfully prepared and will be useful to a wide audience. - Reference & Research Book News

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Spencer C. Tucker Spencer Tucker
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