Author: Carl “von” Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A

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Author: Carl von Clausewitz,Michael Howard,Peter Paret

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192807168

Category: History

Page: 284

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Intended for military strategists, politicians, and others. This abridged edition deals with the subject of war, and selects the central books in which the author's views on the nature and theory of war are developed.
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A Biography

Author: Hew Strachan

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802143631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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Perhaps the most important book on military strategy ever written, Carl von Clausewitz’s On War has influenced generations of generals and politicians, has been blamed for the unprecedented death tolls in the First and Second World Wars, and is required reading at military academies to this day. But On War, which was never finished and was published posthumously, is obscure and fundamentally contradictory. What Clausewitz declares in book 1, he discounts in book 8. The language is confusing and the relevance not always clear. It is an extremely difficult book for the general reader to approach, to reconcile with itself, and to place in context. Hew Strachan, one of the world’s foremost military historians answers these problems. He explains how and why On War was written, elucidates what Clausewitz meant, and offers insight into the book’s continuing significance. This is a must read for fans of military history.
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Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1773130005

Category: History

Page: 757

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Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz war ein preußischer Generalmajor, Heeresreformer, Militärwissenschaftler und -ethiker. Clausewitz wurde durch sein unvollendetes Hauptwerk Vom Kriege bekannt, das sich mit der Theorie des Krieges beschäftigt. Seine Theorien über Strategie, Taktik und Philosophie hatten großen Einfluss auf die Entwicklung des Kriegswesens in allen westlichen Ländern und werden bis heute an Militärakademien gelehrt. Sie finden auch im Bereich der Unternehmensführung sowie im Marketing Anwendung.
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Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz

Author: Beatrice Heuser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275998274

Category: History

Page: 232

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This book reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of the greatest military minds of the modern era, writers whose ideas and teachings continue to shape the conduct of war in the 21st century.
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Author: Beatrice Heuser

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113954

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Clausewitz's On War, first published in 1832, remains the most famous study of the nature and conditions of warfare. Contemporaries found him 'endearing' or 'totally unpalatable', while later generations called him 'the father of modern strategical study', whose tenets have 'eternal relevance', or dismissed him as outdated. Was it really he who made the discovery that warfare is a continuation of politics? Was he the 'Mahdi of mass and mutual massacre', in part responsible for the mass slaughter of the First World War, as Liddell Hart contended? Can the idea of total war be traced back to him? Complex and often misunderstood, Clausewitz has fascinated and influenced generations of politicians and strategic thinkers. Beatrice Heuser's study is the first book, not only on how to read Clausewitz, but also on how others have read him - from the Prussian and German masters of warfare of the late nineteenth century through to the military commanders of the First World War, through Lenin and Mao Zedong to strategists in the nuclear age and of guerrilla warfare. The result is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the work and influence of the greatest classic on the art of war.
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The Political Theory of War

Author: Andreas Herberg-Rothe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607061

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Blending detailed contextual analysis with issues in modern-day international relations this book provides a major new analysis of the theory of Clausewitz and its relevance to contemporary society. This book argues that Clausewitz developed a wide-ranging political theory of war by reflecting on the success, the limitations, and the failure of Napoleon's method of waging war, a theory, which is still relevant in light of contemporary conflict. This new interpretation is the result of reflecting on Clausewitz's theory in light of the new developments and lays down the foundation of a general theory of war by concentrating on Clausewitz's historical analyses of war campaigns. For the first time analysis of three paradigmatic military campaigns is placed at the centre of understanding surrounding Clausewitz's 'On War': The author argues that the limitations of Napoleon's strategy, as revealed in Russia and in his final defeat, enabled Clausewitz to develop a general theory of war. This book is a project of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.
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Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel

Author: Bradford A. Lee,Karl F. Walling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135759790

Category: History

Page: 320

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One of three volumes in honour of the teaching and scholarship of the late Michael I. Handel, this book details the universal logic of strategy and the ability of liberal-democratic governments to address this logic rationally. Treating war as an extension of politics, the diverse contributors (drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Israel) explore the difficulties in matching strategy to policy, especially in free societies.
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A modern-day interpretation of a strategy classic

Author: Andrew Holmes

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1906821356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 111

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Writing mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, von Clausewitz had a theory that it was the integration of political, societal and economic issues that was the most important factor in deciding the outcome of a war. This title presents an interpretation of "On War" that illustrates the timeless nature of von Clausewitz's insights.
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Zum Wandel der sowjetischen Kriegsführungskonzeption in den achtziger Jahren

Author: Ole Diehl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663146383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Die vorliegende Arbeit entstand zu einem großen Teil während der späten 80er Jahre, also zu einer Zeit, als die hier untersuchte Strategiedis kussion noch in vollem Gang war. Der politikbegleitende Blickwinkel der Analyse ist daher unverkennbar. Da die Sowjetunion nicht mehr existiert und der Ost-West-Konflikt inzwischen überwunden ist, mag eine Untersuchung des Strategiewandels in der UdSSR auf den ersten Blick anachronistisch erscheinen. Der Autor glaubt aber, mit seiner Studie mehr als nur einen Beitrag zur zeitgeschichtlichen Aufarbeitung einer der interessantesten Perioden der von ihm erlebten Nachkriegsgeschichte geleistet zu haben. Eine Analyse der Strategiediskussion der späten 80er Jahre bringt etwas mehr Licht in die komplexen Beziehungsgeflechte zwischen politischer und militärischer Führung in Moskau. Zudem ist eine genaue Kenntnis der Rahmenbedingungen und Hintergründe, die das militärische Denken im Moskauer Generalstab bestimmen, eine unabdingbare Voraussetzung für künftige politikbegleitende Analysen der Herausbildung neuer, post-sowjetischer Militärstrategien. Die vorliegende Arbeit wurde im Frühjahr 1992 als Dissertation am Fachbereich Politische Wissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin angenommen. Sie verdankt ihre Entstehung vor allem einem Stipendium der Volkswagen-Stiftung. Diese Förderung erlaubte es dem Verfasser, am Bundesinstitut für ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien (BIOst) in Köln und bei längeren Auslandsaufenthalten in Moskau, Washington (D. C. ) und Sandhurst (England) Einblick in die militärstrategischen Entwicklungen in der UdSSR zu nehmen. Der Verfasser ist den Mitarbeitern des Bundesinstituts zu großem Dank verpflichtet. Dies gilt vor allem für Herrn Dr. Gerhard Wettig, der die Studie angeregt und kritisch betreut hat, und Herrn OTL i. G.
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Dokumente aus dem Clausewitz-, Scharnhorst- und Gneisenau-Nachlass sowie aus öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen

Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Generals

Page: 644

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Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953

Author: Timothy Snyder,Ray Brandon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199392595

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Soviet Union was the largest state in the twentieth-century world, but its repressive power and terrible ambition were most clearly on display in Europe. Under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union transformed itself and then all of the European countries with which it came into contact. This volume considers each aspect of the encounter of Stalin with Europe: the attempt to create a kind of European state by accelerating the European model of industrial development in the USSR; mass murder in anticipation of a war against European powers; the actual contact with Europe's greatest power, Nazi Germany, first as ally and then as enemy; four years of war fought chiefly on Soviet territory and bringing untold millions of deaths, including much of the Holocaust; and finally the reestablishment of the Soviet system, not just in prewar territory of the USSR, but in Western Ukraine, Western Belarus, the Baltic States, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and East Germany.
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Clausewitzian Future

Author: David J. Lonsdale

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714655468

Category: History

Page: 269

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There has been a great deal of speculation recently concerning the likely impact of the 'Information Age' on warfare. In this vein, much of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) literature subscribes to the idea that the Information Age will witness a transformation in the very nature of war. In this book, David Lonsdale puts that notion to the test. Using a range of contexts, the book sets out to look at whether the classical Clausewitzian theory of the nature of war will retain its validity in this new age. The analysis covers the character of the future battlespace, the function of command, and the much-hyped concept of Strategic Information Warfare. Finally, the book broadens its perspective to examine the nature of 'Information Power' and its implications for geopolitics. Through an assessment of both historical and contemporary case studies (including the events following September 11 and the recent war in Iraq), the author concludes that although the future will see many changes to the conduct of warfare, the nature of war, as given theoretical form by Clausewitz, will remain essentially unchanged.
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The End of the Just War Concept?

Author: Wim Smit

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916975

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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With the new wave of terrorism, scholars, politicians, members of the military and even ordinary people, all of whom have been startled by the extreme kind of violence, have raised many questions. With an interesting spectrum of viewpoints, this text covers many challenging themes.
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Author: Jean Jaurès

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846086169

Category: History

Page: 500

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1913.
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