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Histories of War (Hardback)

Aviation > Reference Military P&S History World History

By Jeremy Black
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781036101480
Published: 30th June 2024

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A global account of histories of war, from Antiquity to the present day, this thoughtful book shows how the varied modes of representation record political, cultural and social developments as well as military events. Covers all forms of discussion and commemoration from statuary to scholarship, films to novels. Important not only to those interested in the history of war but also to those concerned with culture and history in general.

This erudite volume on the theory and practice of military history will interest a wide readership including both professional historians of war and those concerned with its broader philosophical dimension. The author - a well established authority in European history - has provided an informed, rigorous analysis of a difficult topic. It will delight those who seek enlightenment of the historian's craft, military or otherwise.

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About Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black has been described as 'the most prolific historical scholar of our age'. Jeremy Black has researched and written widely on British history, politics, including political ideas, and international relations, since the 17th and 18th centuries to the present, and especially on military history.
He obtained a starred First in History at Queens College, Cambridge followed by postgraduate work at St John's and Merton Colleges, Oxford, and was Lecturer and Professor of History at Durham University, and now Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University. He is senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.
He has lectured extensively in various British Commonwealth countries, Europe and the USA. He has served as archives editor, council member of prestigious academic and research bodies like Royal Historical Society and the British Records Association and on editorial boards of numerous history journals - History Today, RUSI Journal, International Review of Military History, Media History etc. He has numerous honours including the MBE.

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