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ERIC Number: EJ811565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Breaching the Walls of Academe: The Purposes, Problems, and Prospects of Military History
Lynn, John A., II
Academic Questions, v21 n1 p18-36 Mar 2008
Military history faces a dire fate. Fewer and fewer colleges and universities today regard the historical study of military institutions and practices a worthy social, and therefore scholarly, charge. John Lynn enters this debate, examining the state of military history, which he defines in terms of three genres: popular, applied, and academic. Describing the disdain many academics have for the values and opinions of those who seek to study the conduct of war, he also notes a few favorable straws in the wind. (Contains 24 footnotes.)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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