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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996

by John E. Jessup
     
 

Rather than mark the end of conflict, the end of World War II began a half century of ideological, political, military, economic struggles, and many with century-old antecedents. This work brings together in encyclopedic format most of the major events of the last half century that can be classified as conflict. While war is the ultimate conflict, the volume

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Rather than mark the end of conflict, the end of World War II began a half century of ideological, political, military, economic struggles, and many with century-old antecedents. This work brings together in encyclopedic format most of the major events of the last half century that can be classified as conflict. While war is the ultimate conflict, the volume includes assassinations, coups, insurgency, terrorism, massacres, and genocide. It provides detailed information on the people, places and events that have produced conflict and its resolution since 1945.

Many entries trace the antecedents of events back through history to illustrate continuity and change. The troubled Middle East and Africa, for instance, are seen today as the result of tensions that have developed over decades, of colonialism, exploitation, and ethno-religious antagonism. The reader will be able to understand the backgrounds of the individual players and gain a better understanding of why conflicts occur and how they can be resolved.

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Offers an encyclopedic review of the period 1945-1996, focusing on key people, places, and events in national, international, and inter- ethnic conflicts and conflict resolution. Much of the material covered in the publisher's 1989 is represented here in a different format, one in which the particular person, event, or place is delineated as the point of focus rather than as a player at a particular point in time. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313281129
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1998
Pages:
906
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.13(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. JESSUP is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and a retired university educational director./e He spent his last five years on active duty as Chief, Histories Division, U.S. Army Center of Military History, and from 1992 to 1995 he was Academic Dean of American Military University. He is the author of a number of books on military history and world affairs and has lectured and taught both in the United States and abroad on international security issues and military history.

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