World War I: A Student Encyclopedia

Front Cover
Spencer Tucker, Priscilla Mary Roberts
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - History - 2454 pages
3 Reviews

Featuring a wealth of new information and an extraordinary gallery of images, this five-volume set is the new standard reference for introducing students to World War I.

* Over 1,000 A-Z entries that give students access to important, clarifying scholarship on everything from military engagements (Battle of the Somme), to famous people (Lawrence of Arabia), to the diplomatic world (Treaty of Versailles), and much, much more

* 150 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, helping students understand the war from all points of view

* An inviting design incorporating 771 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies

* A comprehensive chronology of the war to give students a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict

* 53 charts, battle maps, and locational maps provide the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and why and where the battlefield stalled

* A resource area designed especially with students in mind, featuring a general and a category index (e.g. individuals, event, country, etc.), a "How to Use" section (for working with maps, primary sources, and tables and charts), and a list of reliable, vetted websites for further research

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - StephanieWA - LibraryThing

In this coprehensive resource on World War I, upper secondary students will find a wealth of information on this conflict in the form of alphabetical entires, introductory essays on the origins of the ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This helped me research for a project. Very easy to find info, and good info

Contents

General Essays
1
A
41
List of Entries
vii
List of Maps
xix
General Maps
xxi
E
605
List of Entries
vii
List of Maps
xix
S
1605
Medal of Honor and Victoria Cross Recipients Selected
2005
Army and Navy Ranks
2009
Chronology
2013
Glossary
2029
Historiography of World War I
2043
Bibliography
2047
List of Editors and Contributors
2063

General Maps
xxi
M
1157
List of Entries
vii
General Maps
xxi
List of Documents
2067
The Coming of War
2069
Index
2435
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.

Priscilla Mary Roberts, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history and Honorary Director of the Centre of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She spent 2003 as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She was the assistant editor of ABC-CLIO's Encyclopedia of the Korean War.

Bibliographic information