Civil Wars of the World

Civil Wars of the World

Major Conflicts Since World War II

Book - 2007
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ABC-CLIO

This unique two-volume reference is the most authoritative, up-to-date resource available for information and data on the most volatile civil wars around the globe since World War II.


• A–Z entries cover over 70 nations around the world where the deadliest civil wars have broken out, including information on the nation's history, politics, rebel factions, and the course of the conflict

• Contributions from an international group of accomplished historians, including David Carment and Michael Baruticiski

• Includes an extensive introductory essay plus regional essays that explore trends and overall themes

• Maps for each nation examined provide all pertinent geographic and political data while charting the course of each conflict

• Extensive reference material for each entry, including bibliographies and print and online reference citations


This unique two-volume reference is the most authoritative, up-to-date resource available for information and data on the most volatile civil wars around the globe since World War II.



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DeRouen (political science, U. of Alabama) and Heo (political science, U. of Wisconsin--Milwaukee) present historical profiles of 39 civil conflicts of the post-World War II, focusing on those with high casualty counts. The entries are structured similarly to allow for comparability and typically include country and conflict backgrounds and discussion of goals and characteristics of insurgent groups, geographic features of the conflict, insurgent tactics, causes of the war, external interventions and/or conflict management efforts, and conflict outcomes. Each entry also includes a conflict chronology, a list of acronyms, and references. Given the length of each entry, ease of comparability seems to have been stressed more than analytical rigor. Also included are five regional analyses of civil wars and conflicts, about ten pages each, covering Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Alphabetically arranged entries focusing on countries and regions involved in civil wars after 1950 provide regional histories and describe the insurgents, geography and tactics, and causes and outcomes of each conflict.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2007
Description: 2 v. (xiii, 865, 47 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781851099191
1851099190
Branch Call Number: 303.64 Civ
Additional Contributors: DeRouen, Karl R., 1962-
Heo, Uk, 1962-

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