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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