Masters Of War

Author: Michael I. Handel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135776520
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This is the first comprehensive study based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser extent, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes aside, the author takes a fresh look at what these strategic thinkers actually said—not what they are widely believed to have said. He finds that despite their apparent differences in terms of time, place, cultural background, and level of material/technological development, all had much more in common than previously supposed. In fact, the central conclusion of this book is that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is as universal and timeless as human nature itself. This third, revised and expanded edition includes five new chapters and some new charts and diagrams.

Masters Of War

Author: Michael I. Handel
Publisher: Frank Cass & Co
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Levels of War; Krig; War; Krigskunst; Krigsførelse; Krigsledelse; Krigsføring; Strategisk niveau; Politisk strategi; Militær strategi; Krigsårsager; Sikkerhedspolitik; Forsvarspolitik; Fred;.

Understanding War

Author: Peter Paret
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691000909
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These essays provide an authoritative introduction to Carl von Clausewitz and enlarge the history of war by joining it to the history of ideas and institutions and linking it with intellectual biography. Reflecting Peter Paret's three decades of study of Clausewitz and of the history of war, they examine Clausewitz's theoretical work in the context of his time and in relation to war as a general historical phenomenon.

Strategy And Power In Russia 1600 1914

Author: William C. Fuller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439105774
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“A pioneering effort to trace the evolution of military power and military strategy of tsarist Russia during the rule of the Romanov dynasty.” —Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Harvard University

War Strategy And Intelligence

Author: Michael I. Handel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136286314
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Investigating the logic, conduct and nature of war on the highest political and strategic levels, these essays put less emphasis on operational and tactical aspects. They look at the impact of technology on warfare, the political nature of war and the limits of rational analysis in studying war.

Clausewitz In His Time

Author: Peter Paret
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782385819
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Far from being a detached theorist, Carl von Clausewitz was as intensely aware of the cultural and intellectual currents of his time as he was engaged in its political and military conflicts. The society in which he lived and the people with whom he served affected the analytic method he developed in his writing and the conclusions he reached. The essays in this volume examine Clausewitz in comparison with teachers, friends, and opponents, a perspective enriched by significant documents which have been previously ignored. They deepen our knowledge of Clausewitz's life and how he enlarged his understanding of warfare from its mechanisms and the interaction of its elements to its apparently permanent place in the relation between states.

Understanding Sun Tzu On The Art Of War

Author: Robert L. Cantrell
Publisher: Center for Advantage
ISBN: 9780972291408
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The author clarifies the Sun Tzu text without compromising the subtlety of thought needed to master it. He taps into Sun Tzu's own source material and examines contemporary battle fields within context of his philosophies to help you profit from his wisdom.

A History Of Military Thought

Author: Azar Gat
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199247622
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From the ideas of Clausewitz to contemporary doctrines of containment and cold war, this is a definitive history of modern military thought. A one-volume collection of Azar Gat's classic trilogy, it explores conceptions of war, strategy, and military theory and relates them to their cultural and historical contexts.