Rethinking Military History

Rethinking Military History Review

Rethinking Military History is a bold new 'thought book' that reconsiders military history at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The chapters provide a valuable and concise survey of the main themes in the study of military history from 1500 to the present day as Jeremy Black reveals the main trends in the practice and approach to military history and proposes a new manifesto for the subject to move forward.



This must-read study demonstrates the limitations of current approaches, including common generalizations, omissions, and over-simplications. Engaging theoretical discussions, with reference to specific conflicts, suggest how these limitations can be remedied and adapted, whilst incorporating contributions from other disciplines. Rethinking Military History is essential reading for all those with an interest in military history, and all who wish to take part in moving the discipline forward.

Title:Rethinking Military History
Edition Language:English

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  • Nader Elhefnawy

    The main themes of Black's Rethinking Military History, which readers of his other work are likely to have run across elsewhere, are that the writing of military history, especially as consumed by the...

  • Martin Samuels

    In this fascinating book, Jeremy Black sets out to challenge much of the current mainstream approach to military history. He highlights the overwhelming emphasis in published works on narrow studies f...

  • Matthew

    Provides some useful insights into Sun Tzu through a survey of military history. Black identifies several problems with Western readings of The Art of War. He contests that the limited knowledge of Ta...