The Encyclopedia of Invasions & Conquests
"Davis has produced a thorough, well-written analytical work that provides information on the invasions and conquests of global historical significance."
-Library Journal

"Engaging writing, sensible organization, nice illustrations, interesting and obscure facts, and useful maps make this book a pleasure to read... Cross-references, a reference list for each entry, and a comprehensive bibliography are included, as is an index."
-ARBA

"This solid reference will reach from high school to college-level libraries with its survey of invasion from ancient to modern times."
-Bookwatch

The Encyclopedia of Invasions & Conquests
Third Edition




Pub. Date: December 2016
Softcover: 660 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-100-4
Price: $165.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-101-1 EBook Vendors

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This new edition is a comprehensive guide to over 200 invasions, conquests, battles and occupations, from ancient times to the present. Throughout history, invasions and conquests have played a remarkable role in shaping our world and defining our boundaries, both physically and culturally.

The Encyclopedia of Invasions & Conquests, from the Ancient Times to the Present, 3rd Edition is arranged into four main sections; Entries, Readings, a Historical Timeline of Entries, and a Bibliography. The Entries section is split into seven parts based on time periods ranging from the Ancient World to the 20th-21st centuries. Each of these sections begins with a brief essay discussing the state of warfare in that era, followed by the individual topics. The Readings section is full of valuable primary sources that aid in extended research and understanding. These readings include the Laws of War from the Hague Convention of 1907, excerpts from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and much more. The Historical Timeline section lists all of the individual entries in chronological order with the beginning and ending dates for each conflict, so that historical themes and developments can be explored. Finally, the Bibiography will be an invaluable resource in further research.

This third edition includes a number of new articles to fill in some gaps in history that did not get covered in the previous edition. Updates includes articles from the late 20th century and early 21st centuries to describe activities that have taken place in conflicts that were ongoing at the time of the last edition, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Newer invasions which have taken place since the last edition have also been included, such as the Russian incursion into Ukraine. Finally, a new article addresses a pressing issue of the contemporary world: to what extent can large-scale migration or refugee movements be considered an invasion? Also new to this edition are the seven section introductions that discuss warfare as it pertains to the time period covered in that section.

This authoritative, well-organized, clearly written volume will prove invaluable for a variety of readers, including high school students, military historians, members of the armed forces, history buffs, and hobbyists, and will be a useful resource for both university and public library reference collections.

Pub. Date: December 2016
Softcover: 650 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-100-4
Price: $165.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-101-1 EBook Vendors

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