Stephen Morillo What is Military History?

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What is Military History?

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What is Military History? presents a clear, readable introduction to a popular field of history. It shows that military history encompasses not just accounts of campaigns and battles but includes a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of past military organization and activity. In concise chapters it explains the fundamental features of the field, including:
The history of military history, showing how it has developed from ancient times to the present;
The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity; it argues that military history is as methodologically and philosophically sophisticated as any field of history;
The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important;
A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced;
A look at where military history is headed in the future.
What is Military History? is ideal for classes in military history and in historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of a rich and growing area of study.

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What is Military History? presents a clear, readable introduction to a popular field of history. It shows that military history encompasses a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of pas military organization and activity. Fundamental features of the field are included:

  • The background to military history, showing its development from ancient times;
  • The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity;
  • The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important;
  • A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced;
  • A look at where military history is headed in the future.

This is an ideal book for students of military history and of historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of this rich and growing area of study.

About the Author:

Stephen Morillo, Jane and Frederic M. Hadley Chair of History Affiliation Wabash College, Crawfordsville.

Michael F. Pavkovic, United States Naval War College.

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