Above the Mists of Ages: The Anzac Legend in Historical Practice


Book Information

Release date 08-2023
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781923068018
ISBN10 1923068016

SKU: 884 Categories: , ,


What is military history? How do historians reason about conflict? What evidence do they use? What does it mean that the Anzac legend, the core tenet of Australian military history, professes to be a legend? This book examines the ideas and inspirations that shape the history of conflict, and the spirit of inquiry that drives it.

‘In this historiographical tour-de-force, Richard Travers delivers an eloquent and comprehensive exploration of the multifaceted ways in which military history has been conceptualised and written over the last century or so. With the lawyer’s eye for detail and the historian’s breadth of vision, he explains various international trends and their influence on the Australian study of war and our nation’s enduring fascination with the legend of Anzac.’ – Professor Sean Brawley.

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Weight 1 kg



203 mm x 133 mm

Author information

Richard Travers

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