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What is Military History?
     

What is Military History?

by Stephen Morillo, Michael F. Pavkovic
 

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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. In concise chapters it explains the fundamental

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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. 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.

The new edition of What is Military History? provides an up-to-date bibliography and cutting edge new case studies, including counterinsurgency, and as such continues to be 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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"Already a classic, What is Military History? is further strengthened n this excellent third edition. While retaining its original strengths as an excellent introduction to the field, one that is wide-ranging, accessible and readable, this has been generally updated in order to keep up with a changing field and a changing world. There is also a significant new section on naval history and an expanded discussion of the intersection of gender and military history. Deserves praise."
Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

"The first edition of What is Military History? was a strikingly comprehensive summary of military historiography and quickly proved indispensable in many classrooms. This third edition provides some critical updates to what has become a rapidly evolving field, and again its comprehensiveness impresses. From culture to operations, from gender to technology, and from history to anthropology, Morillo and Pavkovic provide crucial starting points for students and researchers in the field to understand how the study of human conflict has developed and why it is where it is now."
Wayne E. Lee, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745665337
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Series:
What is History?
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
819,346
File size:
422 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN MORILLO is the Jane and Frederic M. Hadley Chair in History at Wabash College. His many publications in military history include the book, War in World History.

MICHAEL PAVKOVIC is Professor of Strategy and Policy at the United States Naval War College.

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