Available online or as a five-volume print set, this ground-breaking reference is a comprehensive resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare, from the Punic Wars to the Mongol Conquest of China and the War against Terrorism; from the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’ to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgii Zhukov, and from the crossbow to chemical warfare.
Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online version is hosted on Wiley Online Library with its intuitive navigation, enhanced discoverability, expanded functionalities, and a range of personalization and alerting options that will add value to scholarly research.