Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War (2 Volume Set)

Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War (2 Volume Set)

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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. Chapters include:

  • Assyrian Conquests (853 B.C. to 612 B.C.)

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Overview

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. Chapters include:

  • Assyrian Conquests (853 B.C. to 612 B.C.)
  • Greek-Persian Wars (5th century B.C.)
  • Conquests of Alexander the Great (4th century B.C.)
  • Roman Conquests (3rd-1st centuries B.C.)
  • Invasions of Rome (4th and 5th centuries A.D.)
  • Expansion of Islam (7th-11th centuries)
  • Viking Raids & Norman Conquests (8th-11th centuries)
  • The Crusades (1099-1291)
  • Mongol Conquests (13th-14th centuries)
  • Hundred Years Wars (1337-1453)
  • Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire (14th-17th centuries)
  • Mogul Conquest of India (1526-1707)
  • Conquest of the Americas (15th-16th centuries)
  • Religious Wars in Europe (16th-17th centuries)
  • Japanese Feudal Wars (16th century)
  • Thirty Years War (1618-1648)
  • English Civil War (1642-1651)
  • Dynastic Wars of Europe (1688-1748)
  • Seven Years War (1756-1763)
  • American Revolution (1775-1781)
  • French Revolution & Napoleonic Wars (1789-1815)
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Crimean War (1854-1856)
  • South American Wars of Liberation (19th century)
  • European Wars of Empire (includes Boer Wars; 19th-early 20th century)
  • World War I (1914-1919)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
  • World War II (1939-1945)
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Post-Colonial Wars (1940s-1970s)
  • Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
  • Terrorism

Each chapter includes an introductory essay on the war followed by entries grouped under consistent subheads:

  • Overview
  • Major Figures
  • Major Battles
  • Key Elements of War Craft
  • Impact

    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.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781414431482
    Publisher:
    Gale Group
    Publication date:
    02/28/2008
    Series:
    Gale Encyclopedia of World History Series
    Edition description:
    2 Volume Set
    Pages:
    729
    Product dimensions:
    8.60(w) x 11.30(h) x 2.40(d)

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