Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age
War cannot be controlled in future without an understanding of its past. These essays analyse war, its strategic characteristics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries.
- Paperback | 952 pages
- 155 x 234 x 54mm | 1,232g
- 30 Oct 1986
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Carl Von Clausewitz defined strategy as the use of combat, or the threat of combat, for the purpose of the war in which it takes place. This formulation, which a modern historian has characterized as both revolutionary and defiantly simplistic, can be amended or expanded without difficulty.
'Professor Paret's volume has equalled - if not surpassed - the standards set by the first edition...a major work of collaborative scholarship. Reading it is an intellectually in invigorating experience.' History