Two Historians on Defeat in War and Its Causes

  title={Two Historians on Defeat in War and Its Causes},
  author={Peter Paret},
  journal={Historically Speaking},
  pages={2 - 8}
  • P. Paret
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Historically Speaking
other, serve in wars in which their armies are defeated, and the states for which they fight collapse. They begin immediately to write accounts of the campaigns that have just ended in disaster. That both fought in previous wars and in their writings addressed major historical issues gives them the tools they need. The similarities in their conditions and reactions are remarkable, as are the differences. The earlier historian is twenty-six years old when the war soon to be his subject breaks… Expand
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