Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.
In two volumes, the set is organized chronologically, by war, into chapters. Each chapter includes an introductory essay on the war followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads:
Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War consists of approximately 400 entries, including subject entries and biographies that average about 1,000 words; 300 images, including maps; a chronology; a glossary; sources for further study; and a general index.
"a two-volume encyclopedia intended to provide readers with a sense of how historical forces and influences mold governments of the past and present. The 270 entries of the encyclopedia profile governments selected for their importance in world history, the uniqueness of their form of government, their recognition by international bodies, or their current status as independent states.
--Reference & Research Book News, May 2008
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