Synopses & Reviews
The Encyclopedia of Political Anarchy
charts history's most misunderstood social movement. Covering political anarchy worldwide for the past 300 years, the book also examines the ancient roots of the movement, spotlights key individuals, and explores important groups, organizations, events, laws, legal cases, and theories.
More than just a reference source, Encyclopedia of Political Anarchy also tells the interesting story of sophisticated and complex social and philosophical forces that left their mark on the world—from the 13th century Free Spirit movement against the oppressive power of the church in France to the present-day Zapatista National Liberation Army in Mexico.
"A first of its kind, the Encyclopedia of Political Anarchy is a thoroughly interesting and useful reference guide, providing a wealth of accessible information on anarchy over the past 300 years … this is a novel and highly recommended reference guide." -
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
"The work opens with an excellent essay on anarchism and closes with a comprehensive bibliography and detailed subject index … well written … Recommended for public and academic libraries." -
"The Gays' work fills a niche and is recommended for political science research collections." -
"…this encyclopedia offers balance to the stereotypical portrayals of anarchists found in some standard histories. A generous bibliography of print materials adds to the value of this volume." -
School Library Journal
"This easy to read encyclopedia is recommended for the reference collections of public, academic, and school libraries." -
American Reference Books Annual
• Covers political anarchy worldwide for the past 300 years
• Easily accessible resource for quick, accurate information on anarchists, their thoughts, and their deeds
• A reliable starting point for further research
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-234) and index.