In this unique encyclopedia, 120 leading scholars from around the world provide comprehensive treatment of the role of women in war, from the first written history to the present.
* Nearly 500 A-Z entries on women as combatants, spies, auxiliaries, medics, supporters, opponents, and victims of war from antiquity to the present and on all continents
* Contributions from 140 leading scholars from the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe
* Sidebars containing original documents from autobiographies, archives, and newspapers present firsthand coverage of women at war
* Text enlivened by more than 70 photographs of women combatants, medical personnel, peace activists, spies, and secret agents