A Dictionary of Military History (and the Art of War) / Edition 1

A Dictionary of Military History (and the Art of War) / Edition 1

by Andre Corvisirer
     
 

From the Battle of Actium to Zhukov, this is a wide-ranging, international reference book of new military history. It deals with the people, battles, campaigns, wars, countries, weapons and institutions which have fundamentally affected the nature and development of warfare. The book has a particular concern with civil-military relations and the role of armed

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From the Battle of Actium to Zhukov, this is a wide-ranging, international reference book of new military history. It deals with the people, battles, campaigns, wars, countries, weapons and institutions which have fundamentally affected the nature and development of warfare. The book has a particular concern with civil-military relations and the role of armed forces in society. Its principal strength lies in the broad, thematic entries which synthesize modern interpretations of the history of such topics as naval and air warfare, strategy, pensions, mobilization, recruitment, losses of life, economic warfare, military families, and chemical and biological warfare.

Originally published in French under the title Dictionnaire d'art et d'histoire militaires, the new English version has been completely revised and updated. Additional entries and new material have increased its length by over 20 per cent. All entries now carry full lists of recommended reading drawn from the latest literature. In addition to the expansion of the original articles, many biographical entries have been added, as well as accounts of campaigns and battles.

From the Hittites and Assyrians to the Gulf War, the Dictionary presents a broad coverage of military history for students, scholars, specialists and general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631168485
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
944
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.09(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors to the French Edition vii

List of Contributors to the English Edition ix

Acknowledgements xi

Illustration Acknowledgements xii

Abbreviations xiii

Notes on Dates xvii

Introduction to the French Edition xix

Introduction to the English Edition xxiii

A Dictionary of Military History A - Z 1

Index 879

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