Monthly Archives: January 2017

Chinese official histories, Jesuit missionaries and Western Mongol literature by Carl Fredrik Sverdrup

The Mongols of Genghis Khan and his successors conquered much of the known world, creating the largest empire the world had ever seen. It was very much a military achievement with the Mongols prevailing again and again against a long … Continue reading

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How Mount Piana inspired a new history of The Italian Folgore Parachute Division

By Paolo Morisi – I hail from northern Italy and – in the summer – I spend a lot of time in the mountains along the Austrian-Italian border, the Alto Adige and Veneto regions of Italy. In the 1980s you could still … Continue reading

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Stefanie Linden: They Called It Shell Shock. Combat Stress in the First World War

About one year ago I was honoured to receive the Edmonds Prize for my book proposal on shell shock (full story here). Now I am very pleased to see the final product – They Called It Shell Shock – appear … Continue reading

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Introducing ‘From Reason to Revolution’

A little over a year ago, I was approached by Helion with a suggestion that I might like to work with them to set up a new book series covering the military history of the long eighteenth century. To say … Continue reading

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