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The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, 4 Volume Set



The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, 4 Volume Set

Gordon Martel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-88791-2 April 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 2168 Pages


The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy is a complete and authoritative 4-volume compendium of the most important events, people and terms associated with diplomacy and international relations from ancient times to the present, from a global perspective.
  • An invaluable resource for anyone interested in diplomacy, its history and the relations between states 
  • Includes newer areas of scholarship such as the role of non-state organizations, including the UN and Médecins Sans Frontières, and the exercise of soft power, as well as issues of globalization and climate change
  • Provides clear, concise information on the most important events, people, and terms associated with diplomacy and international relations in an A-Z format
  • All entries are rigorously peer reviewed to ensure the highest quality of scholarship
  • Provides a platform to introduce unfamiliar terms and concepts to students engaging with the literature of the field for the first time

Volume I

Alphabetical List of Entries vii

Thematic List of Entries xiii

Advisory and Contributing Editors xxi

Contributors xxxi

Introduction vii

The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy A–C 1

Volume II

The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy D–I 467

Volume III

The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy J–P 989

Volume IV

The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy Q–Z 1583

Index 2049

The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy is an excellent reference work that covers the historical as well as the conceptual foundations of modern diplomacy and international relations. This four-volume set includes more than 400 entries written by scholars from around the world. Entries include prominent diplomatists (Powell, Colin), general concepts (Detente), techniques (Appeasement), theorists (Morgenthau, Hans J.) treaties (Treat of Antwerp), and conflicts (Austro-Prussian War). All entries are alphabetized, but the first volume begins with ahelpful lexicon showing all entries classified by the aforemenioned type. All contributors are identified, and biographical information is include. All entries ready very well, striking the right balance between authoritativeness and accessibility to the intended audience, and are cross-referenced. Reference sources and suggested further readings are a welcome feature for each entry. Overall, an excellent addition to the litearture. A reference work such as this one is likely to be used as an e-book, however.
Summing Up: highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.
--J.A. Knapp, Penn State University, CHOICEconnect October 2018 Vol. 56 No. 2