Accession Number:

ADA211837

Title:

A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

505.0

Abstract:

This guide is designed to foster an appreciation of the value of military history and explain its uses and the resources available for its study. Part 1 deals with the nature of history as a discipline, military history as a branch of that discipline, the uses of military history, and suggested methods of reading and study. Part 2 is a guide to the areas of study and the materials available for study in each. It consists of 7 bibliographical essays-one on the great military historians and philosphers, two on world military history, three specifically on American military history, and a final essay on the merging of American and world military history since the end of World War II. Part 3 deals with U.S. Army historical programs and activities and how the Army uses or has used military history. Part 4 deals, more briefly, with military history outside the Army-in other elements of the Department of Defense, in foreign military establishments, and in the academic world. Appendices provide annotated listings of reference works and historical periodicals of greatest interest and utility to the student of military history.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE