The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy is a complete and authoritative 4-volume compendium of the most important events, people and terms associated with diplomacy and international relations from ancient times to the present, from a global perspective. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in diplomacy, its history and the relations between states; Includes newer areas of scholarship such as the role of non-state organizations, including the UN and Médecins Sans Frontières, and the exercise of soft power, as well as issues of globalization and climate change; Provides clear, concise information on the most important events, people, and terms associated with diplomacy and international relations in an A-Z format; All entries are rigorously peer reviewed to ensure the highest quality of scholarship; Provides a platform to introduce unfamiliar terms and concepts to students engaging with the literature of the field for the first time
On the editor:
GORDON MARTEL is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. He has written widely on the history of diplomacy, international relations, and modern war. Among his best-known works are Imperial Diplomacy (1985) and The Origins of the First World War (fourth edition, 2008). He was one of the founding editors of the leading scholarly journal in the field, The International History Review, and is editor of "Seminar Studies in History". He has edited numerous scholarly publications including The World War Two Reader (2004), A Companion to Europe, 1900-1945 (Wiley Blackwell, 2006), A Companion to International History, 1900-2001 (Wiley Blackwell, 2007), and The Encyclopedia of War (Wiley Blackwell, 2011).More information here.