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Clausewitz in English

the reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945

by Christopher Bassford

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

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831 -- Influence.,
    • Military art and science -- United States -- History.,
    • Military art and science -- Great Britain -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-283) and index.

      StatementChristopher Bassford.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU43.U4 B37 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 293 p. ;
      Number of Pages293
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1410281M
      ISBN 100195083830
      LC Control Number93019001

        Vom Kriege is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between and , and published posthumously by his wife in It has been translated into English several times as On War.3/5(10). On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in , it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals.4/5(2).

      Carl von CLAUSEWITZ ( - ), translated by J.J. GRAHAM ( - ) A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Carl von Clausewitz's On War has been called, "not simply the greatest, but the only truly great book on war." It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all-embracing theory of how war works. Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature.4/5.

      This is, to put it quite simply, the best book-length analysis of Clausewitz that I've ever read (and I've read nearly all of them). Strachan's approach is thorough and even-handed: he recounts the major analytical themes of Clausewitz's earlier interpreters (writing in English, German, and French) alongside those of what might be called the second- and third-wave revisionists of the s and /5. General Carl Von Clausewitz, On War "War is the continuation of politics by other means" (This book is from the notes of my inexpressibly missed husband- Marie Von Clausewitz.) War is merely a wrestling match on an extensive scale, an act of violence intended to .


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In bringing this literature to light, Clausewitz in English makes a persuasive case for Clausewitzian theory having had a broad impact on the development of British and American military thinking. It will be of interest to a wide range of military and intellectual by: This is a section of the full text, on-line, of Christopher Bassford's book Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America (Oxford University Press, ).

Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, The ideas of the Prussian military philosopher Carl von Clausewitz 4/5(1).

This intellectual history examines the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's military theories in Britain and the United States. In the first comprehensive study of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the impact of Clausewitzian theory has been underestimated and he follows the trail of Clausewitzian influence from pre Britain to /5(1).

Part I covers the period from tothe first date being chosen because that is the point at which one of Clausewitz's writings first appeared in English, the second because of the near-simultaneity of Germany's emergence as the world's leading military state and the appearance of the first complete English translation of Vom Kriege.

The two latter events may or may not be connected. Clausewitz in English examines the attitudes and interpretations of commentators ranging from soldiers like the Duke of Wellington, "Wully" Robertson, and Dwight Eisenhower to theorists like Julian Corbett, to journalists and historians like Spenser Wilkinson and Basil Liddell Hart, to a wide range of reformers, special pleaders, and propagandists.

Grasping the changing ways in which Clausewitz's ideas have. Clausewitz's seminal work, On War, may not be easy to read, but it is also not as difficult as many assume at Clausewitz in English book interested reader must, however, be willing to invest considerable time in the study of this text.

This is not a book that can or must be understood upon a first reading; some passages or sections of the book are obscure and susceptible to more than one interpretation.

Buy the standard English translation of Clausewitz's On War, by Michael Howard and Peter Paret (Princeton University Press, /84). ISBN: (paperback). Kindle edition. This quite readable translation appeared at the close of the Vietnam War and—principally for marketing and copyright reasons—has become.

An extensive introduction to the man, his key writings, and his ideas. Derived from Chapter 2 of Christopher Bassford, Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America (New York: Oxford University Press, ), this version was written as courseware for the Army War College in and is periodically updated.

"Clausewitz in English is an outstanding book on many levels This is a must-read book for anyone with pretensions to an understanding of Clausewitz and the major movements in modern Western military thought."—Military HistoryPrice: $ War and wildlife: the Clausewitz connection.

Asper Humphreys and M.L.R. Smith, "War and Wildlife: The Clausewitz Connection," International Affairs, Vol Issue 1 (January ), pages –DOI: /jx. Carl von Clausewitz might seem an unusual thinker to invoke in the name of wildlife protection but his insights into the nature of war provide a unique.

Bolko von Oetinger (Munich, Germany) is a Senior Vice President of BCG. Christopher Bassford (Washington, DC) is presently a Professor of Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC, and the author of several books, including Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, Cited by: 5.

This intellectual history examines the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's military theories in Britain and the United States. In the first comprehensive study of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the impact of Clausewitzian theory has been underestimated and he follows the trail of Clausewitzian influence from pre Britain to The author or editor of nine other books, his Carl von Clausewitz: His Life and Work (Oxford University Press, ), is on the British Army professional reading list.

His T he Grand Design: Strategy and the US Civil War, (Oxford University Press, ), won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt award, Cited by: 5. Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and military thinker, whose work Vom Kriege (; On War) has become one of the most respected classics on military strategy.

Clausewitz enlisted in the Prussian army inand in –95 he took part (and was commissioned) in the campaigns of the First. Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (June 1, – Novem ) was a Prussian soldier, military historian and influential military theorist.

He is most famous for his military treatise Vom Kriege (complete text available here), translated into English as On War (complete text available here). Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (IPA: [ˈklaʊzəvɪts]) (July 1, in Burg bei Magdeburg – Novem in Breslau) was a Prussian general who fought in the Napoleonic joined the Russian Army to fight against the French invasion ofhe wrote about war and the military.

He wrote the book On War, in which he said that "War is the continuation of politics by Allegiance: Prussia. "War is a continuation of politics by different means". These famous words, often misunderstood, were coined by the Prussian officer Carl von Clausewitz. - In his book 'Vom Kriege' - 'On War' - the expression is explained.

- This book is a classic and a must for every one interested in military history and history in general/5(). Reading Clausewitz book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Clausewitz's On War, first published inremains the most fa /5.

The story behind the Anglo-American study of Clausewitz is told in Christopher Bassford's Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, (New York: Oxford University Press, )—the full text of which is on-line. Recommended English Versions: 1. Trans.

O.J. [Otto Jolle] Matthijs Jolles, RECOMMENDED. 34 books based on 7 votes: Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Eliot Howard, On War by Carl von Clausewitz, War, Clausewitz and the Trinity.A new English translation of Lectures on Small War by Christopher Daase and James W. Davis was released just last fall.

Side note: In Clausewitz time, “small war” meant limited operations supporting a bigger theater of war. This is the reason why Peter Paret, for instance, prefers to use the term “little war.”.Clausewitz, a Prussian general who fought against Napoleon, quite literally wrote the book on war.

Published ina year after his death, On War is regarded by military experts even today as the definitive study of warfare.