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Encyclopedia of Religion and War (review)

Encyclopedia of Religion and War (review) Book Reviews bureaucratic statehood. A more cautious assessment of the capability of states and of the character and value of apparently strong state forms might be rewarding. Indeed, on Christian's time scale, the possible transience of the teleology of state formation might be considered. Certainly, there is need to discuss at length different strategies for the provision of security, economic regulation, social welfare, and so on. This book will deserve the attention it will receive. Throughout, it is instructive and stimulating. The assertiveness of the argument, however, does raise questions about how best to write history of this type. jeremy black University of Exeter Encyclopedia of Religion and War. Edited by gabriel palmer-fernandez. New York: Routledge, 2004. 512 pp. $150.00 (cloth). Encyclopedias are tricky works to plan, edit, produce, and review. In the planning, there tends to be a conflict between the desirable and the practical, the former set by bold editorial goals and the latter imposed by the exigencies of publishing ("more on Japan, an important market," "has to be fewer than 200,000 words," and so on) and by the constraints of what can be achieved: there is no point in an editor planning an article on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Encyclopedia of Religion and War (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 16 (3) – Jan 13, 2005

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Book Reviews bureaucratic statehood. A more cautious assessment of the capability of states and of the character and value of apparently strong state forms might be rewarding. Indeed, on Christian's time scale, the possible transience of the teleology of state formation might be considered. Certainly, there is need to discuss at length different strategies for the provision of security, economic regulation, social welfare, and so on. This book will deserve the attention it will receive. Throughout, it is instructive and stimulating. The assertiveness of the argument, however, does raise questions about how best to write history of this type. jeremy black University of Exeter Encyclopedia of Religion and War. Edited by gabriel palmer-fernandez. New York: Routledge, 2004. 512 pp. $150.00 (cloth). Encyclopedias are tricky works to plan, edit, produce, and review. In the planning, there tends to be a conflict between the desirable and the practical, the former set by bold editorial goals and the latter imposed by the exigencies of publishing ("more on Japan, an important market," "has to be fewer than 200,000 words," and so on) and by the constraints of what can be achieved: there is no point in an editor planning an article on

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 13, 2005

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