EVALUATION ON HISTORIOGRAPHY OF TURKISH WAR AND THE TOPICS OF MILITARY HISTORY-WAR HISTORY

Levent ÜNAL

The World history substantially is made of wars. For this reason, knowing the history of the war is important to understand and evaluate the history better. Thus, war history constitutes one of the most important subdivisions of science history. Examining the past, investigating the causes that affected their results, evaluating the applied principles and learning from them are all the work of war history. It is obvious that Turkey is insufficient in writing war history. This inadequacy has several causes. Uncovering military archive documents and deficiencies in submitting to research are at the top of the list. Furthermore, just like in other work areas of history, Trying to write the war history by putting them in chronological order or by translating the existing sources into today's Turkish are another inadequacies. However, in order for the war history to shed light on the day and the future, As many sources as possible need to be transformed into work after being analyzed and synthesized with a fluent, and an understandable style. This study was carried out to clarify military history and war history. In the study, after giving information about historiography to date and military history work, subjects and scopes of military history and war history were evaluated and at the conclusion thoughts for military historywar history to be more effectively executed are mentioned. Literature review method and qualitative research model are used for the study.

Keywords: Military History, History, War History, Ottoman Historiography, Historiography