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The Past As Prologue

Author : Williamson Murray
ISBN : 9781139452588
Genre : History
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In today's military of rapid technological and strategic change, obtaining a complete understanding of the present, let alone the past, is a formidable challenge. Yet the very high rate of change today makes study of the past more important than ever before. The Past as Prologue, first published in 2006, explores the usefulness of the study of history for contemporary military strategists. It illustrates the great importance of military history while simultaneously revealing the challenges of applying the past to the present. Essays from authors of diverse backgrounds - British and American, civilian and military - come together to present an overwhelming argument for the necessity of the study of the past by today's military leaders in spite of these challenges. The essays of Part I examine the relationship between history and the military profession. Those in Part II explore specific historical cases that show the repetitiveness of certain military problems.

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ISBN : 9783110941494
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War And The Cultural Turn

Author : Jeremy Black
ISBN : 9780745656380
Genre : History
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In this stimulating new text, renowned military historian Jeremy Black unpacks the concept of culture as a descriptive and analytical approach to the history of warfare. Black takes the reader through the limits and prospects of culture as a tool for analyzing war, while also demonstrating the necessity of maintaining the context of alternative analytical matrices, such as technology. Black sets out his unique approach to culture and warfare without making his paradigm into a straightjacket. He goes on to demonstrate the flexibility of his argument through a series of case studies which include the contexts of rationale (Gloire), strategy (early modern Britaisn), organizations (the modern West), and ideologies (the Cold War). These case studies drive home the point at the core of the book: culture is not a bumper sticker; it is a survival mechanism. Culture is not immutable; it is adaptable. Wide-ranging, international and always provocative, War and the Cultural Turn will be required reading for all students of military history and security studies.

Milit Rgeschichtliche Zeitschrift

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132676425
Genre : Germany
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The Journal Of Military History

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ISBN : UOM:39015066183438
Genre : Military history
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American Military History

Author : Daniel K. Blewett
ISBN : UCSC:32106019833232
Genre : History
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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

The Bulletin

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ISBN : UVA:X030296900
Genre : Military history
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ISBN : UCSC:32106018044039
Genre : Academic libraries
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180400
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The Past Prologue

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