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Ed. by Charles Messenger. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. 985p. $135 (ISBN 1-57958-241-9). www.fitzroydearborn.com
Described as a "historiography" by its editor, this reference work provides a comprehensive overview of warfare from its ancient beginnings to the current, highly technological wars. All forms of warfare (land, sea, and air) are included, as well as "types of warfare, military theory, the dominant military commanders of each period in time, and national armed forces ... military sociology, arms control, and disarmament" (vii).
The book is divided into broad and narrow subject entries. Each entry includes a bibliography, an overview essay about …