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Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War is an unrivalled historical source and reference work. Written by prominent historians and World War I experts from 15 countries, it offers surveys and descriptions, information and interpretations on people and events, countries, institutions, and ideas. It presents a thematic account of the military course of the Great War, its political, economic, social, and cultural history in 26 essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War. A dictionary section contains a further 650 shorter entries providing solid information on international relations, domestic politics, military technology, and wartime propaganda. It focuses on aspects like the cultural history of warfare that earlier military historians have considered marginal or irrelevant and showcases the work of many internationally recognized experts. Its international scope is what truly sets it apart from similar volumes.

Features
• International scope: showcasing the work of recognized World War I experts from 15 countries
• Unrivalled reference work: in 26 substantial essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War
• Solid, up-to-date information in 650 shorter entries on international relations, domestic politics, military technology, and wartime propaganda
Free sample fascicle available
Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is an online resource that contains over 650 encyclopedia entries plus 250 peer-reviewed articles of transnational and global historical perspectives on significant topics of World War I. This collection includes Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War, an unrivalled reference work that showcases the knowledge of experts from 15 countries and offers 26 substantial themed essays on the major belligerents, society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War.

The 250 articles address not only the key issues from political, historical and cultural perspectives, but also engage with aspects of the war which have remained underexplored such as the neutrals, the role of women, and memory. The chapters have been drawn from a select number of Brill publications that have been published in the last 15 years.
Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is a unique digital library offering a range of resources enhanced with navigational tools, and will allow researchers to discover new perspectives and connections.

Features and Benefits
- First online presentation of Brill's Encyclopedia of the First World War, an unrivalled historical source and reference work for the Great War, offering themed essays in combination with 650+ shorter entries.
- 250 peer-reviewed book chapters published in the last fifteen years.
- Users can browse the database via an expandable listing, alphabetically, or via the search bar.
- Users can also search by keyword, with each encyclopedia entry and book chapter assigned keywords (keyword list adopted from the International Society for First World War Studies).
- Entries and chapters can be downloaded, printed, and exported.