Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfare

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Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfare


Davis, Evan, Reference & User Services Quarterly


Encyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfare. Ed. by Spencer C. Tucker. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013. 683 pages. Acid free $100 (ISBN: 978-1-61069-279-3). Ebook available (978-161069-280-9), call for pricing.

Talk about timely--a reference book about insurgency arrives for review just as the Islamic State insurgency declares itself a caliphate. Someone might say this is an argument against reference books, that they can't possibly keep up with the pace of world events. But such a book edited by such a respected scholar as Tucker is relevant for anyone who wants a better understanding of where the Islamic insurgency fits in the flow of history. That history runs as far back as the Maccabean Revolt and right up to the wars of our time.

Tucker's format is conventional, with more than 400 alphabetized signed entries and a few illustrations across 636 pages. Each entry offers further readings. People ("Tecumseh"), insurgency movements ("Mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan War"), theories ("Hearts and Minds") and tactics ("Propaganda") are among the types of topics, with special attention to the American experience. The variety of topics is intended to show that various kinds of factors determine how an insurgency begins and how it fares. Also provided are a chronology, a bibliography, a list of contributors, an index and a small section of maps. …

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