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Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia

Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia

Gordon Martel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-88465-2

Jun 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

440 pages



Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one-volume reference provides readers with essential information on the conflicts and concepts that shaped global warfare in the twentieth-century and up to the present day.

  • Provides essential coverage of twentieth-century warfare across the world
  • Incorporates entries on all major wars, conflicts and concepts in the study of warfare during the period
  • Features detailed coverage of the First and Second World Wars, along with conflicts including the Russo-Japanese War, the Greco-Turkish War, the Falklands Conflict, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, the War Against Terrorism, and the Somalian Civil War
  • Covers topics including chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, psychological warfare, and women and war
  • Creates an affordable and handy personal reference for students of modern and contemporary history, professional scholars, and military history enthusiasts
  • Comprises authoritative, up-to-date content - each entry ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words - written by the best international scholars

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List of Entries vi

List of Maps viii

Chronological Guide to Entries ix

About the Editors xi

Notes on Contributors xiv

Editor’s Preface xix


Index 386

“So, if this is your area of interest, and you begrudge the space occupied by 5 large volumes, then this slim, but well-packed paperback deserves a well-merited place beside your desk.”  (Nurturing Potential, 1 August 2014)