The Artist and the Warrior

Written by Theodore Rabb, professor emeritus at Princeton, scholar of early modern Europe.  In recent years scholars rediscovered military history, along with political history, as much for what it tells us about society and culture as about the events of war themselves.  This book broadly surveys the art history of war, arguing that art history illustrates how the admiration and celebration of war gave way over time to criticism and condemnation.  Beautifully illustrated with famous images like Picasso’s Guernica, and more obscure visuals as well.

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