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World War I [electronic resource] : encyclopedia /
Spencer C. Tucker, editor ; Priscilla Roberts, editor, documents vol. ; Cole C. Kingseed ... [et al.] assistant editors ; foreword by John Eisenhower.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005.
description
5 v. (xlviii, 1661 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN
1851094202 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005.
isbn
1851094202 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
v. 1. A - D -- v. 2. E - L -- v. 3. M - R -- v. 4. S - Z -- v. 5. Documents.
catalogue key
9122313
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-09-01:
The First World War has been popular with publishers of reference sources over the last decade. A number of encyclopedias and data sources have appeared that give students and researchers ample sources for research and writing on that cataclysmic and tragic conflict. This five-volume resource constitutes the most comprehensive encyclopedic overview of WW I to appear thus far. The editor, who has produced a number of reference sources on military history, has a well-deserved reputation for expertise. This work treats the war's causes, course, and battles, and its social, political, and cultural impact. Except for three introductory essays, all entries are listed alphabetically. Each ends with see also references and its own bibliography, giving the reader gateways for further investigation. A subject cross-reference listing at the end of volume 5 enhances accessibility.Entries on controversial issues--among them the sinking of the Lusitania, the Schlieffen Plan, and the combat performance of African American troops--have "historical controversy" insets. Approximately a third of the entries are biographical, including essays on several figures (Adolf Hitler among them) that were to be central in WW II. Appendixes at the end of volume 4 include a chronology of major events and a glossary of terms. Volume 5 consists of core primary source documents, arranged chronologically, that relate to the origins and course of the war and the Paris Peace Conference. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels; all libraries, particularly those with strong military collections. W. F. Bell formerly, Lamar University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Overall, this set is an outstanding contribution to reference works on the Great War, particularly useful for academic and research libraries." - Booklist
"Specialty collections at the high school or college level as well as those seeking one high-quality comprehensive reference on the topic of World War I will want to make the definitive Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History the acquisition of choice ... Very highly recommended." - California Bookwatch
"This encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source for secondary and undergraduate students and the general reader, but its many special features make it a useful starting point for advanced researchers. It is highly recommended for public and academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual
" The Encyclopedia of World War I is highly recommended for both university and high school libraries." - Journal of Military History
"This five-volume reference is thoughtfully prepared and will be useful to a wide audience." - Reference & Research Book News
"In 1,200 alphabetical entries covering major personalities, events, treaties, and sociopolitical issues of the time, this set purports to become 'the definitive reference on a struggle whose aftershocks are still being felt.' ... This encyclopedia clearly shows how World War I is the hub of modern world history and culture. ... Overall, this set is an outstanding contribution to reference works on the Great War, particularly useful for academic and research libraries." - Booklist, Starred Review
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Summaries
Description for Reader
Provides everything researchers and readers need to access the latest scholarship on one of the most complex and pivotal events in human historynot only the military aspect of the war, but also its political, economic, scientific, and social implications Offers a truly global perspective on the conflict by bringing together contributors from around the world Brings to light new information on the pacifist movement, wartime atrocities, the role of women on the battlefield and at home, and the efforts to establish international tribunals after the conflict Discusses to an incomparable degree the role played by technology, including the first sustained strategic deployment of tanks, machine guns, aerial bombardment, and chemical weapons
Description for Reader
* Provides everything researchers and readers need to access the latest scholarship on one of the most complex and pivotal events in human historynot only the military aspect of the war, but also its political, economic, scientific, and social implications * Offers a truly global perspective on the conflict by bringing together contributors from around the world * Brings to light new information on the pacifist movement, wartime atrocities, the role of women on the battlefield and at home, and the efforts to establish international tribunals after the conflict * Discusses to an incomparable degree the role played by technology, including the first sustained strategic deployment of tanks, machine guns, aerial bombardment, and chemical weapons
Description for Reader
. 1,219 A-Z entries covering military culture and tactics for all engaged armies in unprecedented depth, describing important events (the sinking of the Lusitania , the Arab revolt), cultural and political figures (Ferdinand Foch, Wilfred Owen), geopolitical agreements (the covenant of the League of Nations), social issues (the role of religions), and much more . 175 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, giving this encyclopedia an unprecedented global perspective . A separate primary source volume with 195 official documents, diary entries, and letters from all types of people involved in the war, with introductory information to place the documents in historical context . An opening section of 35 battle and locational maps providing the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and where and why the battlefield stalled . Insightful introductory essays that discuss the root causes of the war, the catalyzing events that lead to the outbreak of war, an overview of the war itself, and a discussion of the long-term impact of the war, providing context for the A-Z entries that follow . A list of comparative military ranks, glossary, historiography, and general bibliography, plus a comprehensive chronology providing researchers and readers with a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict
Long Description
The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History treats its monumental subject with the scope and insight it deserves. Its lavishly illustrated volumes, produced by an international team of experts, offer a deeper, more richly researched presentation of the battles, campaigns, and weapons technologies of the Great War than any previous work. The encyclopedia also ranges well beyond the day-to-day battlefield struggles to capture the whole impact of the war, offering in-depth portraits of historic figures, everyday soldiers, and civilians on all home fronts. It provides the latest thinking from experts around the world on the war's buildup (the Anglo-German naval arms race), legacy (the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the Red Scare in the United States), and unresolved questions such as the ultimate responsibility for the war. With over 1,200 entries (over one million words), plus a volume of primary documents, The Encyclopedia of World War I is the definitive scholarly reference on a struggle whose aftershocks are still being felt.
Main Description
Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century’s most influential conflict.
Description for Reader
. Provides everything researchers and readers need to access the latest scholarship on one of the most complex and pivotal events in human historynot only the military aspect of the war, but also its political, economic, scientific, and social implications . Offers a truly global perspective on the conflict by bringing together contributors from around the world . Brings to light new information on the pacifist movement, wartime atrocities, the role of women on the battlefield and at home, and the efforts to establish international tribunals after the conflict . Discusses to an incomparable degree the role played by technology, including the first sustained strategic deployment of tanks, machine guns, aerial bombardment, and chemical weapons

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