The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Ready, aim, fire: indexing military history

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2018), 36, (2), 55–58.

Abstract

Kendra Millis discusses the special challenges indexing military history presents, looking at the various types of military history and issues such as names of people, battles, treaties, forts and ships and problems of military nomenclature, ranks, titles and the like. She points to the importance of being clear about the likely readership, and the need to show deference to the author’s preferences. Her advice is highly practical, including the useful list of resources for anyone who finds themselves engaged with this specialist genre.

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Millis, Kendra H.