The Origins of Military Thought: From the Enlightenment to Clausewitz (Oxford Historical Monographs)

Gat, Azar

Published by Oxford University Press, 1989
ISBN 10: 0198229488 / ISBN 13: 9780198229483
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Synopsis: This book sheds new light on the origins and nature of modern military thinking. The ideas of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)--which remain at the core of strategic analysis today--have previously been examined apart from their 18th-century cultural and philosophical roots. Gat here demonstrates the extent to which culture affects military theory by relating a series of military thinkers to their cultural backgrounds. He also provides a provocative critique of Clausewitz's classic work On War, and demonstrates how the major currents of modern military thought have evolved from the cultural frameworks and historical outlooks of both the German Movement and the Enlightenment.

Review: `excellent monograph ... he has undoubtedly provided useful guidance to the reading of On War, and the book as a whole merits careful study and reflection.' Brian Bond, Journal of Strategic Studies `admirably lucid study of modern military thought.' Times Literary Supplement

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Title: The Origins of Military Thought: From the ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Fair
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Gat, Azar
Published by Clarendon Press (1989)
ISBN 10: 0198229488 ISBN 13: 9780198229483
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 281 pp, hardbound, F/F, like new -- no folds, no creases, no markings, no soiling -- NOT EXLIB, mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 9575

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