Libertarianism has had its Primer, its Reader, its Freewheeling History—now at last it has its encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. This comprehensive book, years in the making, will instantly become the standard guide to libertarian people and ideas. The Encyclopedia begins with an introductory essay offering a historical and thematic overview of key events and thinkers in the development of classical liberal and libertarian thought. It includes more than 300 succinct, original articles on libertarian ideas, institutions, and thinkers. Contributors include James Buchanan, Richard Epstein, Tyler Cowen, Randy Barnett, Ellen Frankel Paul, Deirdre McCloskey, and more than 100 other scholars.