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By Andreas Herberg-Rothe

mixing unique contextual research with concerns in modern day diplomacy this ebook presents a big new research of the idea of Clausewitz and its relevance to modern society.

This e-book argues that Clausewitz constructed a wide-ranging political thought of struggle via reflecting at the good fortune, the constraints, and the failure of Napoleon's approach to waging struggle, a concept, that's nonetheless correct in mild of latest clash. This new interpretation is the results of reflecting on Clausewitz's concept in gentle of the hot advancements and lays down the basis of a normal conception of conflict by means of targeting Clausewitz's historic analyses of struggle campaigns.

For the 1st time research of 3 paradigmatic army campaigns is put on the centre of realizing surrounding Clausewitz's 'On War': the writer argues that the restrictions of Napoleon's procedure, as published in Russia and in his ultimate defeat, enabled Clausewitz to advance a common thought of war.

This ebook is a venture of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme at the altering personality of War.

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