A Guide to British Military History

The Subject and the Sources

Ian F.W. Beckett

* A guide to British military history by a leading military historian

* Looks at how the subject has developed into the wide-ranging discipline of the present day

* Covers all the latest approaches to the history of warfare

* Lists the key sources for the study of British military history from 1500 to today

* Essential reading and reference for
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473856646
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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What exactly is military history? Forty years ago it meant battles, campaigns, great commanders, drums and trumpets. It was largely the preserve of military professionals and was used to support national history and nationalism. Now, though, the study of war has been transformed by the ‘war and society’ approach, by the examination of identity, memory and gender, and a less Euro-centric and more global perspective. Generally it is recognized that war and conflict must be integrated into the wider narrative of historical development, and this is why Ian Beckett’s research guide is such a useful tool for anyone working in this growing field. It introduces students to all the key debates, issues and resources. While European and global perspectives are not neglected, there is an emphasis on the British experience of war since 1500.

This survey of British military history will be essential reading and reference for anyone who has a professional or amateur interest in the subject, and it will be a valuable introduction for newcomers to it.

About The Author
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Ian F. W. Beckett & Steven J. Corvi are both authors and military historians.

REVIEWS
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"This survey of British military history will be essential reading and reference for anyone who has a professional or amateur interest in the subject, and it will be a valuable introduction for newcomers to it."

- The Armourer

"You will discover a multitude of sources and different bits of information on aspects of military events related to our best enemies. It's very well done, especially the index of twenty pages which easily retrieves the authors cited work throughout."

- VaeVictis

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