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The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 5 · 2018 · 25-31 cent of the collection had been georeferenced. Map development of warfare and contemporary issues aficionados, particularly those with a competitive behind them. Each section is written as an easy to bent,may be drawn to this project.Overall,the follow narrative with footnotes throughout to provide American Geographical Society Library Digital Map further context. At the end of each entry, a reference Collection is an excellent resource, appropriate for list is provided for those who wish to study the subject public, school and academic libraries. further. There is a discrepancy in length between Ellen Wilson some of the entries. This is not a criticism; Henry Electronic Resources Librarian, Sidebottom notes in the introduction that the amount University of South Alabama, of information provided throughout the text is limited Mobile, Alabama, USA by the sources available. Hence, some of the sections are longer than others, whereas some sections feature more diagrams and maps, and others have none at all. The authors make the most of the material that is available and still have created entries that are highly RR 2018/144 informative. One aspect that is missing from this text is an index. While the text is manageable without one, it would be a useful addition for later editions. Edited by Michael Whitby and Harry Sidebottom Libraries looking to supplement their collections Wiley with more affordable reference works on ancient Chichester battles may look to The Cambridge History of Greek 2017 and Roman Warfare (Sabin et al., 2007), which also features Michael Whitby as a joint editor. This text 3 vols. may not be as suitable to those unfamiliar with ISBN 978 1 405 18645 2 (print); ISBN 978 1 119 0990 0 ancient history, however, a strength that the (online) Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles possesses. £350 $595 James Bass Available online through Wiley Online Library at https:// First Year Experience and Undergraduate Success Librarian, Louisiana State University, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119099000 Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Keywords Ancient history, Encyclopedias, War Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2018-0033 Reference Creating a comprehensive text for a subject as broad Sabin, P., Wees, H.V. and Whitby, M. (Eds) (2007), The as ancient battles is a daunting task; one would Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, Vol. 2, expect such a publication to take up shelves worth of Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA. space. Such size would make it difficult for libraries to add to their collections, yet Henry Sidebottom and Michael Whitby have found a way to cover this RR 2018/145 topic within three volumes without sacrificing the Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, quality of the information. Each entry is written in such a way that makes it highly readable and 1400-1900: Europe, Africa, and the informative for both academic and lay audiences. It Americas in an Age of Exploration, Trade, is impressive how consistent each entry is in quality. and Empires This is not surprising, considering that Henry Edited by David Head Sidebottom is a world-renowned historian on Ancient History at Lincoln College in Oxford, ABC-CLIO whereas Michael Whitby is an accomplished ancient Santa Barbara, CA historian at the University of Birmingham. The contributing authors are experts from around the ISBN 978 1 61069 256 4 world; each entry itself reads like it was written by specialist in that particular topic. While the price tag URL: www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx? could be a deterrent for some libraries and educators, pc=A3945C having asinglecopyonreserve wouldbeanexcellent Last visited February 2018 addition to any collection. For libraries lacking space, Contact publisher for pricing information this text is also available in digital format. Also available as a 2 vol. printed set The text itself is divided into sections that focus on different campaigns, such as the Carthaginian (ISBN 978 1 61069 255 7 £153 $198) Offensives in Sicily, as well individuals such as Keywords Africa, Europe, History, North America, South America Alexander the Great. Indeed, the text feels Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2018-0038 comprehensive in scope; the time period covered ranges from 700 BCE to 650 CE, showing the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles

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Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 5 · 2018 · 25-31 cent of the collection had been georeferenced. Map development of warfare and contemporary issues aficionados, particularly those with a competitive behind them. Each section is written as an easy to bent,may be drawn to this project.Overall,the follow narrative with footnotes throughout to provide American Geographical Society Library Digital Map further context. At the end of each entry, a reference Collection is an excellent resource, appropriate for list is provided for those who wish to study the subject public, school and academic libraries. further. There is a discrepancy in length between Ellen Wilson some of the entries. This is not a criticism; Henry Electronic Resources Librarian, Sidebottom notes in the introduction that the amount University of South Alabama, of information provided throughout the text is limited Mobile, Alabama, USA by the sources available. Hence, some of the sections are longer than others, whereas some sections feature more diagrams and maps, and others have none at all. The authors make the most of the material that is available and still have created entries that are highly RR 2018/144 informative. One aspect that is missing from this text is an index. While the text is manageable without one, it would be a useful addition for later editions. Edited by Michael Whitby and Harry Sidebottom Libraries looking to supplement their collections Wiley with more affordable reference works on ancient Chichester battles may look to The Cambridge History of Greek 2017 and Roman Warfare (Sabin et al., 2007), which also features Michael Whitby as a joint editor. This text 3 vols. may not be as suitable to those unfamiliar with ISBN 978 1 405 18645 2 (print); ISBN 978 1 119 0990 0 ancient history, however, a strength that the (online) Encyclopedia of Ancient Battles possesses. £350 $595 James Bass Available online through Wiley Online Library at https:// First Year Experience and Undergraduate Success Librarian, Louisiana State University, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119099000 Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Keywords Ancient history, Encyclopedias, War Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2018-0033 Reference Creating a comprehensive text for a subject as broad Sabin, P., Wees, H.V. and Whitby, M. (Eds) (2007), The as ancient battles is a daunting task; one would Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, Vol. 2, expect such a publication to take up shelves worth of Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA. space. Such size would make it difficult for libraries to add to their collections, yet Henry Sidebottom and Michael Whitby have found a way to cover this RR 2018/145 topic within three volumes without sacrificing the Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, quality of the information. Each entry is written in such a way that makes it highly readable and 1400-1900: Europe, Africa, and the informative for both academic and lay audiences. It Americas in an Age of Exploration, Trade, is impressive how consistent each entry is in quality. and Empires This is not surprising, considering that Henry Edited by David Head Sidebottom is a world-renowned historian on Ancient History at Lincoln College in Oxford, ABC-CLIO whereas Michael Whitby is an accomplished ancient Santa Barbara, CA historian at the University of Birmingham. The contributing authors are experts from around the ISBN 978 1 61069 256 4 world; each entry itself reads like it was written by specialist in that particular topic. While the price tag URL: www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx? could be a deterrent for some libraries and educators, pc=A3945C having asinglecopyonreserve wouldbeanexcellent Last visited February 2018 addition to any collection. For libraries lacking space, Contact publisher for pricing information this text is also available in digital format. Also available as a 2 vol. printed set The text itself is divided into sections that focus on different campaigns, such as the Carthaginian (ISBN 978 1 61069 255 7 £153 $198) Offensives in Sicily, as well individuals such as Keywords Africa, Europe, History, North America, South America Alexander the Great. Indeed, the text feels Review DOI 10.1108/RR-02-2018-0038 comprehensive in scope; the time period covered ranges from 700 BCE to 650 CE, showing the

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