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Cover Image: International Military Alliances, 1648-2008
  • Date: 11/20/2008
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $325.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-56802-824-8
  • Pages: 1001
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International Military Alliances, 1648-2008
Douglas M. Gibler, University of Alabama


The inaugural title in the Correlates of War series from CQ Press, this 2-volume set catalogs every official interstate alliance signed from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 through the early twenty-first century, ranking it among the most thorough and accessible reviews of formal military treaties ever published. Maps and introductions showcase the effects of alliances on the region or international system in century-specific chapters, while individual narratives and summaries of alliances simultaneously provide basic information, such as dates and member states, as well as essential insights on the conditions that prompted the agreement. Additionally, separate and/or secret articles are highlighted for additional context and interest.

Supplementary features of this two-volume set include:

  • A timeline cataloging major events in political and military history
  • Guides listing allegiances by region and by century
  • An alphabetical treaty index
  • Maps illustrating political boundaries across the centuries

International Military Alliances is an indispensable resource for any library serving students of law, politics, history, and military science.

Reviews
"A useful acquisition for academic libraries with large international relations collections. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." - Choice

"Gibler... provides the reader with a rare insight into the complex world of international military alliances." - American Reference Books Annual

"This set provides nearly double the coverage of the Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances (Facts on File, 2006)." "…academic collections covering military and international affairs will find it a useful complement for their collections." - Reference Reviews
Bio(s)
Douglas M. Gibler, University of Alabama

Douglas Gibler is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Alabama. He has contributed numerous articles to academic journals, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the HF Guggenheim Foundation.

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