Countries: Their Wars & Conflicts
Second Edition
This comprehensive four-volume set provides
up-to-date coverage and analysis of armed conflict hot spots around the world.  
Countries: Their Wars & Conflicts
Second Edition
"This is a well-done, handy, quick, and readable reference on most of the trouble areas of the globe. it would be of assistance in most any library." - ARBA
Formerly called World Conflicts and Confrontations, this new edition is arranged by world region:
  • Volume 1 - The Americas
  • Volume 2 - Africa
  • Volume 3 - Asia, Middle East and the Pacific Islands
  • Volume 4 - Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics

In addition to updated and brand new content, this second edition pays special attention to the conflicts in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Venezuela, among others. In addition there is detailed coverage on volatile regions like North Korea, Russia, and the U.S./Saudi/Iran relationships.

Each volume starts with an informative regional essay, each at least 12 pages long. Next, country essays, each 6-12 pages long, follow in alphabetical order.
September 2019
Four Volumes | 2,400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-64265-293-2
Price: $395
A short description of its most pressing problem begins each country essay, including the origin, nature and history of its conflicts. The essay itself includes helpful subheads, such as Early History, Revolution and War, Transitional Government, Ongoing Problems, Economic Challenges, Future Prospects, and others specific to the country being profiled. Helpful features throughout the essay include a statistical profile, map, and timeline of all conflicts and takeovers to the present day.

Each volume ends with a list of essays by type of conflict; current, former and variant names of countries; and a detailed index. An annotated Further Reading section at the end of each country essay is enormously helpful, as are the sidebars and photos scattered throughout.

These volumes are designed to provide high school and community college students, undergraduates, and the general public with an up-to-date overview of conflicts around the globe. These informative essays provide the necessary historical background to foster a better, more in-depth understanding of the events and figures that are shaping today’s conversation on global affairs.
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Countries, Peoples & Cultures
Nine Volume Set
"This essential and well-curated source will prove a valuable addition to libraries." -ARBA
In nine comprehensive volumes, spanning every major world region, Countries, Peoples & Cultures is an in-depth reference source and one of the most thorough compilations of its kind on the market today.  


The series is complete with specific information on over 200 countries and self-governing territories, as well as separate appendices profiling 21 types of governments currently in power and 10 major world religions .

Useful for students, educators, academic researchers, and other professionals in their fields, this encyclopedia is a must-have for community, academic, and specialized libraries across the nation.
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