The Reader's Guide to Military History contains some 600 entries on a range of important topics throughout history, from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. It is designed for a wide variety of users, including lecturers preparing reading lists, students in search of additional references, researchers doing literature round-ups, and so on. The Reader's Guide encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. Naval and air warfare are included, as are significant individuals Each entry consists of a listing of, on average, five to ten publications on the topic, accompanied by an article in which the selected publications are discussed with special reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations. In reviewing the literature on core topics and in including new areas of academic interest, the overall aim of this reference work is to show how the study of military history has developed as a discipline.