Military History Essay

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Military history has had it up and down throughout the years depending on who you are talk to about it. It has always be popular it with the public who are not scholar for a living, but in academic world it is not as popular as it is public. Before getting on what current state of military history need to know the historiography of the military history and how it effect how military is seen in today.
The historiography of the military history has change over the years from the starter of military. At the beginning with Ancient times military history was more about what kings had done in battle especially with complex society that had some kind of written language like Egypt and Mayan Mesoamerica . It was not like history is today. It was more give the ruler instruction on how to rule or strength the ruler reputation. The Greek were the first to write about
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It is also known as utilitarian. It can be spilt up into two groups’ military and civilians. The first of this group is for people that are in the military and tell them about how to a soldier and act like on the battle or how to fight. It tells military leader how to plan out attack on the enemy and to handle civilians and what is expect for officer to act on and off the battle field. It also tells the history of the military to give the soldier some pride in what they do for their country. This type of professorial history can influence policymaker to make “the “correct” choices about manpower policy or weapons appropriations” . The last of these groups is the civilian utilitarian military history and it is more of history course for university to help understands the military . Patrick Porter, Good Anthropology, Bad History: The Cultural Turn in Studying War is example of utilitarian military history. It takes about the study how military history has change like how culture turn effect war or how greed and power have influences wars

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