Raids, invasions and sieges; trench battles, naval encounters and aerial dogfights; civil wars, guerrilla wars, trade wars and nuclear wars; wars of succession, religion and independence wars have been fought in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons. From the ancient world to the Arab Spring, from the Hundred Years War to the Six Day War, from the Wars of the Roses to the Opium Wars, across 1000 pages The Encyclopedia of Warfare presents the reader with more than 5000 entries arranged chronologically on wars, campaigns, empires, rebellions and counter insurgencies. From battles fought with spears to the latest drone technology, The Encyclopedia of Warfare features an immense range of conflict. Each war narrative, where appropriate, includes descriptions of its campaigns, battles and sieges. All this is easily accessed via an extensive index. Featuring 600 full color maps created specifically for this volume, The Encyclopedia of Warfare is written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, and reflects the latest thinking among military historians. The Encyclopedia of Warfare is an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict.