World Encyclopedia of Peace

World Encyclopedia of Peace

Publication details: 4 vols. New York: Pergamon Press, 1986.

According to “Introduction to Research in International Law”(see Further Reading) this encyclopedic reference has “two predominant themes: peace research and peace activism. It is organized into four volumes. Volumes one and two contain articles arranged alphabetically by title.

A comprehensive system of cross-referencing is used so that users may easily find articles in related areas of interest. Volume three comprises three separate sections in which material is organized chronologically. These sections are treaties of the twentieth century, a chronology of the peace movement, and articles on Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Volume four comprises basic reference data organized thematically. It is divided into six sections: peace institutions and organizations in a directory format; a bibliography comprising of an alphabetical listing of references in the literature of peace research; a list of journals published in the fields
of peace research, peace activism, and international relations; a list of contributors to the encyclopedia; and name and subject indexes to all four volumes.”

See Also

  • Encyclopedia of Public International Law
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
  • International Law: A Dictionary
  • Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals
  • Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia
  • Legal citation and the Encyclopedia
  • Diplomacy and peace. Bibliography
  • List of Legal Encyclopedias
  • List of Legal Dictionaries

Further Reading

  • Gabor, Francis A. Guide to Legal Research and Writing from the Transnational Perspective. Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Publishing, 2008.
  • Hoffman, Marci, International Legal Research in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, 2008.
  • Germain, Claire M., Germain’s Transnational Law Research : a Guide for Attorneys, Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Transnational Juris Publications, Inc., 1991- .
  • Hoffman, Marci, International and Foreign Legal Research : a Coursebook. Leiden ; Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008.
  • Introduction to Research in International Law, Research Guide,University of Southern California Libraries, available at



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