This isÂ probably a topic I should have tackled a few months whenÂ I started this blog;Â I have come to realize that i am in the minority when it comes to military history and my view of what it should be. I guess the best way to describe myself is thatÂ I am a macro-historian and not a micro-historian.
What is Military History is a pretty good question from my perspective. The definition determines how military history is written in the first place and to what uses it is put. Modern military history arguably began with the reformers of the Prussian Army after 1805 and the creation of the Prussian staff system and most importantly the Prussian Kriegsakademie. In its infancy, modern military history served a very simple purpose, to prepare military leaders for war by instructing them in the successes and failures of past military leaders. The Kriegsakademie excelled at producing what would today be known as drums & trumpets type military history. Â