Military Histories Old and New

In Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction  by Robert M. Citino the author begins by categorizing the three major groupings of military history. The first he mentions is “war and society” scholars who work to see the connections between societies and their militaries. The second grouping comprises of traditional operational historians who attempt to analyze …

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Direct Response “Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction”

Military history is one of the oldest forms of study of the past. It has become divided on the approach beneath its “big tent.” There are many who pursue one of the two main approaches of either what might be called the old and new schools of the study such as, Reed Browning, Dennis E. … Continue reading “Direct Response “Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction””

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Military histories old and new

In Military History, Robert Citino discusses the American favored, but professionally marginalized, military history. Citino explains that there are three main forms of military history components. The first one is based on war and society which is often referred to as “new military history.” New Military history usually focuses on the Modern period when looking …

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Military Histories Old and New

            Robert M. Citino’s Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction talks about the change from ‘old’ to ‘new’ military history. Citino describes ‘old’ military history as a narrow battlefield analysis, while ‘new’ military history is described as an interface between war and society. The transition from ‘old’ to ‘new’ military history has been happening […]

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