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What is military history?

Author: Stephen Morillo; Michael F Pavkovic
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2013.
Series: What is history?
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edition, [revised and updated]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Morillo; Michael F Pavkovic
ISBN: 9780745659794 0745659799 9780745659787 0745659780
OCLC Number: 835868867
Notes: First edition published: 2006.
Description: vi, 165 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 An Introduction to Military History 1 Military History: Defi nitions, Topics, Scope 3 Who Studies Military History and Why? 5 Overview of this Book 9 2 Military Historiography 11 Classical Roots: Military History in Ancient Times 12 Military History in the Traditional World: Histories, Manuals, and War Tales 21 Science, Nationalism, and General Staffs: Military History in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 30 New Military Histories: The Transformations of the Last 50 Years 37 3 Conceptual Frameworks 45 Military History and Philosophy of History 46 Military Art and Practice 55 War and Society: Interdisciplinary Infl uences 64 Global History and Comparative Methodology 70 Conclusions 74 4 Current Controversies 75 Military Revolutions 77 Counter-Insurgency: History and Policy 86 "The West": Exceptionalism and Dominance? 89 War, Society, and Culture: Other Controversies 96 Conclusion: Revisionism and Reading the Process of History 102 5 Doing Military History 105 Forms 105 Sources 110 Programs 113 Journals, Presses, and Associations 115 6 The Future of Military History 118 Trends in the Field 119 The Politics of Military History 122 Notes 125 Further Reading 139 Index 155
Series Title: What is history?
Responsibility: Stephen Morillo ; with Michael F. Pavkovic.
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