What is Military History / Edition 2by Stephen Morillo
Pub. Date: 10/30/2012
This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition. 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.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Military History.
Military History: definitions, topics, scope.
Who studies Military History and why?
Overview of this book.
2. Military Historiography.
Classical Roots: Military History in Ancient Times.
Military History in the Traditional World: Histories, Manuals, and War Tales.
Science, Nationalism and General Staffs: Military History in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
New Military Histories: The Transformations of the Last Fifty Years.
3. Conceptual Frameworks.
Military History and Philosophy of History.
Military Art and Practice.
War and Society: Interdisciplinary Influences.
Global History and Comparative Methodology.
4. Current Controversies.
"The West": Exceptionalism and Dominance?
War, Society and Culture: Other Controversies.
Conclusion: Revisionism and Reading the Process of History.
5. Doing Military History.
Journals, Presses, and Associations.
6. The Future of Military History.
Trends in the Field.
The Politics of Military Hiostory.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
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