Wednesday, March 09, 2005

John Lynn versus VDH

Mark Grimsley has a post up about the intellectual sparring between John A. Lynn and VDH. I personally find Lynn's critique of VDH's recent overarching theories (as set apart from his earlier work on Ancient Greek warfare) compelling and I rate Battle as one of the best books to have emerged over the past couple of years (I discussed this in a reasonable amount of depth in my essay on military history, which I still can't post up for academic reasons). Anyway, take a look. I certainly agree that a fine case can be made that this offers up fertile territory for the next Big Debate in military history circles - I know which side I'm on...


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