With its impressive breath of coverage - both geographically and chronologically - the "International Encyclopedia of Military History" is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multicultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history. The "International Encyclopedia of Military History": Examines important commanders and theorists such as Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Khublai Khan, General Robert E.
Lee, Sun Tzu, Field Marshall Erich von Manstein and Simon Bolivar; Elaborates on military concepts and terminology including Amphibious Warfare, Blitzkrieg, Jungle Warfare, Strategic Studies and War Games; Explains military and defense systems such as the Assyrian Military Systems, Anti-Missile systems, AEGIS Combat System, Satellites and Reconnaissance; Provides insight into the relationship of the military with society in entries about Agriculture and War, Civil-Military Relations, Ethnicity in the Military, and Society and Warfare; Discusses specific battles including Actium, Hastings and Stalingrad and as well as wars such as the Arab-Israeli Wars, Chinese Civil Wars, the Crusades, Hundred Years' War, Maori Wars, Turkish-Russian Wars and World War I and II; Describes the development and history of weapons and equipment such as Anti-aircraft Weapons, Battleship, Bazooka, Naval Gunnery, Rockets and Rocketry and Stealth Technology.
Featuring over 1,600 entries in two volumes, from concise 100 word entries to comprehensive 4,000 word essay-length entries, the "International Encyclopedia of Military History" covers the entirety of military history across five continents and three millennia. This uniquely accessible and comprehensive work will appeal to students, historians and researchers as well as the general reader interested in history and the military.
James C. Bradford is Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University and a naval historian with an international reputation. Professor Bradford taught previously at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, and at the Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama. At Texas A&M, he teaches courses on American history including the American Revolution, modern naval history, and World War II.