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The Encyclopedia of Empire, 4 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Empire, 4 Volume Set

John Mackenzie (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-44064-3

Feb 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

2816 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Available online or as a four-volume print set, The Encyclopedia of Empire provides exceptional in-depth, comparative coverage of empires throughout human history and across the globe.

  • Features over 400 peer-reviewed entries, including both short definitional entries as well as discursive, essay-style articles on major topics and themes
  • Coverage includes individual empires, people, events and ideas that shaped the imperial experience as well as comparative themes such as environment, slavery, law, and weaponry
  • Reflects the recent resurgence of interest in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field of study, with newer approaches included alongside traditional topics
4 Volumes

"This work by editor in chief MacKenzie (emer., Lancaster Univ.), assisted by historians Dalziel (independent scholar), Doumanis (Univ. of New South Wales), and Charney (independent scholar), offers a very thorough iteration of a common theme for reference works—empire.  The project has an exhaustive list of contributors and an impressive advisory board to aid the editors." (Choice Connect 2016)