On War (häftad)
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Abridged e.
Penguin Classics
Colonel J J Graham
Rapoport, Anatol (introd.)
index bibliog
bibliography, index
198 x 129 x 24 mm
290 g
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On War (häftad)

On War

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Combining military theory and raw accounts of its practice, Carl von Clausewitz's treatise On War has had a profound influence on subsequent thinking on warfare. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Anatol Rapoport. Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this landmark treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought. In line with Napoleon's own military actions, he illustrated the need to annihilate the enemy and make a strong display of one's power in an 'absolute war' without compromise. But he was also careful to distinguish between war and politics, arguing that war could only be justified when debate was no longer adequate, and that if undertaken, its aim should ultimately be to improve the wellbeing of the nation, pioneering the notion of war as 'politics by other means'. This edition contains a detailed introduction, examining von Clausewitz's skill and reputation as a writer, philosopher and political thinker, as well as a bibliography, notes and a glossary. Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian soldier and writer who entered the Prussian Military at the age of twelve with the rank of Lance-Corporal, serving in the Rhine campaign from 1793 to 1794. In 1801 he joined the Berlin Military Academy, where he studied Kant and attracted the attention of General Gerhard von Scharnhorst, whom he later helped to reform the Prussian army. More a philosopher than a soldier, Clausewitz's fame rests on the enduring success of On War (Vom Kriege), unfinished at the time of his death and published posthumously by his wife, in 1832. If you enjoyed On War, you might like Sun-Tzu's The Art of War, also available in Penguin Classics.
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    Ronnie Kron, 16 maj 2003

    En hel del av boken beskriver historiska förhållanden och historiska sätt att föra krig, men Clausewitz var ödmjuk inför faktumet att världen förändras, så mycket är trots det tidlöst och kan tillämpas på nutida krigföring. (Exempelvis logistikproblem kommer alltid att existera om än i något olika former.)
    Det märks tydligt att Clausewitz dog innan han blev klar med redigeringen av boken och han vrider sig antagligen i sin grav över faktumet att vi läser hans ofärdiga version. Trots det ä... Läs hela recensionen

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Prussian general and military theorist Charles Von Clausewitz was born in the Prussian city of Burg in 1780. He was commissioned to take part in the campaigns of the First Coalition against Revolutionary France. He is most famous for his military treatise Vom Kriege, translated into English as On War.