タイトルClausewitz: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
著者・編者;Michael Eliot Howard
出版社;Oxford Univ Press
出版年;2002年
ISBN;9780192802590
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

Karl von Clausewitz's study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as 'not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war'. It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time.

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レビュー
Review from previous edition 'as a synthesis of Clausewitz scholarship this study can hardly be faulted' (English Historical Review) 'a delightful introduction to the paradoxes and insights of this passionate rationalist.' (London Review of Books)

著者について

Sir Michael Howard has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College London, the Chichele Chair of History of War and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovett Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale. His works include The Franco-Prussian War, The Causes of Wars, War and the Liberal Conscience, The Lessons of History, and War in European History. Together with Professor Peter Paret he edited and translated Clausewitz, On War.

目次
  • Introduction 
  • 1: Clausewitz in his time 
  • 2: Theory and practice in war 
  • 3: Ends and means in war 
  • 4: Limited and absolute war 
  • 5: The legacy of Clausewitz 
  • Further Reading 
  • Index