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The origins of military thought

from the Enlightenment to Clausewitz

by Azar Gat

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831,
    • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century,
    • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- 19th century,
    • War (Philosophy) -- History -- 18th century,
    • War (Philosophy) -- History -- 19th century,
    • Enlightenment

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAzar Gat.
      SeriesOxford historical monographs
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU39 .G38 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 281 p. :
      Number of Pages281
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2050514M
      ISBN 100198229488
      LC Control Number88028135

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      Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war’s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. A Scientific Way of War: Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought Ian Clarence Hope. While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by , at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country Enlightenment thinking persisted.


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A one-volume collection of Azar Gat's acclaimed trilogy, it traces the quest for a general theory of war from its origins in the Enlightenment.

Drastically re-evaluating B.H. Liddell Hart's contribution to strategic theory, the author argues that in the Reviews: 1. Book II: The Nineteenth Century 1. Positivism, Romanticism, and Military Theory - 2. The German Military School: Its World-View and Conception of War 3. The Cult of the Offensive: The Sources of French Military Doctrine 4.

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