By Andreas Herberg-Rothe

ISBN-10: 0199202699

ISBN-13: 9780199202690

mixing specified contextual research with matters in modern day diplomacy this ebook offers a big new research of the speculation of Clausewitz and its relevance to modern society.

This e-book argues that Clausewitz built a wide-ranging political idea of warfare by way of reflecting at the luck, the restrictions, and the failure of Napoleon's approach to waging conflict, a thought, that's nonetheless correct in mild of latest clash. This new interpretation is the results of reflecting on Clausewitz's conception in gentle of the recent advancements and lays down the root of a common thought of battle via focusing on Clausewitz's old analyses of struggle campaigns.

For the 1st time research of 3 paradigmatic army campaigns is positioned on the centre of figuring out surrounding Clausewitz's 'On War': the writer argues that the constraints of Napoleon's approach, as published in Russia and in his ultimate defeat, enabled Clausewitz to increase a common conception of war.

This e-book is a venture of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme at the altering personality of War.

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