Military Historiography: A Select Bibliography

The following essays are listed chronologically.  Many are available online through J-STOR.

Allan R. Millett, “American Military History:  Over the Top,” in Herbert J. Bass, ed., The State of American History .  Chicago:  Quadrangle Books, 1970. 

Peter Paret, “The History of War.”  Daedalus 100 (Spring 1971):376-396. 

Peter Karsten, “Demilitarizing Military History:  Servants of Power or Agents of Understanding?”  Military Affairs 36 (October 1972):88-96. 

Dennis E. Showalter, “A Modest Plea for Drums and Trumpets.”  Military Affairs 39 (April 1975):71-74. 

"American Military History: Struggling through the Wire," in R. Higham, ed., ACTA of the 1975 meeting of the International Commission for Military History (Military Affairs Press, 1977), 173-180. 

Allan R. Millett, “American Military History:  Struggling Through the Wire.”  R. Higham, ed., ACTA of the 1975 meeting of the International Commission for Military History (n.p.:  Military Affairs Press, 1977), 173-180. 

Allan R. Millett, “The Study of American Military History in the United States,” Military Affairs 41 (April 1977):58-61.   

Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr., “The Crisis in Military Historiography.”  Armed Forces and Society 7:2 (Winter 1981):299-316. 

Edward M. Coffman, “The New American Military History.”  Military Affairs 48 (January 1984):1-5. 

Peter Karsten, “The ‘New' American Military History:  A Map of the Territory, Explored and Unexplored.”  American Quarterly 36 (1984):389-418. 

John A. Lynn, “Clio in Arms: The Role of the Military Variable in Shaping History,” Journal of Military History  ( January 1991):83-95. 

Ronald H. Spector, “Military History and the Academic World.”  Army History:  The Professional Bulletin of Army History .  PB-20-91-3 (No. 19) Summer 1991:1-8. 

Allan R. Millett, “The Study of Military History in the United States since World War II,” in P.H. Kamphuis,ed., Medelingen van de Sectie Militaire Geschiedenis: Vol.14 Military History Around the World (The Hague: Army Historical Section, Royal Netherlands Armed Forces for the International Commission of Military History, 1991), 109-129. 

Allan R. Millett, “American Military History: Clio and Mars as ‘Pards',” in David A. Charters, Marc Milner, and J. Brent Wilson, eds., Military History and the Military Profession   ( Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1992), 3-21. 

John Shy, “The Cultural Approach to the History of War.”  Journal of Military History 57:5 (October 1993):13-26. 

John A. Lynn, “The Embattled Future of Military History.”  Journal of Military History 61:4 (October 1997):777-789.

Jeremy Black, “Military History Today: Jeremy Black Calls for a More Wide-Ranging, Inclusive Approach to the History of Warfare” History Today (November 2003).

Jeremy Black, "Determinisms and Other Issues," Journal of Military History 68 no. 4 (October 2004):1217-1232.

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