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War studies, sometimes called polemology, is the multi-disciplinary study of war. It pertains to the military, diplomatic, philosophical, social, political, psychological or economic dimensions of human conflict. The word polemology derives from Ancient Greek: πόλεμος, romanizedpólemos, lit.'war, battle' + "-logy".


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In 1943, King's College London reestablished its military science department as the Department of War Studies. The department was discontinued in 1948, and the field of war studies was taught in the Department of Medieval and Modern History until the Department of War Studies was reinstated in 1962.[1]


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  1. ^ "King's College London: Department of War Studies Records". King's Collections. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.