Clausewitz and Contemporary War

by Antulio J. Echevarria II

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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  • History of specific subjects,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Military Science,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • 1780-1831,
  • Clausewitz, Carl von,,
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ISBN 100199231915
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One of the most perceptive students of modern military thought, Antulio Echevarria, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, who teaches at the U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute, here takes a hard look at the work of the great theorist Karl von Clausewitz on the nature of war as it applies in the post-modern age. This estimate of the influence of Clausewitz’s sentiments on contemporary thought in Continental Europe may appear exaggerated to those who have not familiarised themselves with M. Gustav de Bon’s exposition of the laws governing the formation and conduct of crowds Edition: current; Page: [viii] I do not wish for one minute to be understood. It is a masterly dissection of Clausewitz’s timeless trinity, tied to real events - the war in the western Balkans in the s. It is also a striking refutation of those who would deny the world’s greatest phenomenologist on war - a voice in the understanding of contemporary conflicts.’.   Clausewitz’s contemporaries in the strategic arts, and many of his successors in contemporary America and Britain, one hastens to add, have been so captivated by technology’s transformative.

One of the most perceptive students of modern military theory and practice, Antulio Echevarria here takes a hard look at the work of the great theorist Karl von Clausewitz on the nature of war as it applies in the post-modern age. This is an important . In Rebooting Clausewitz: On War in the 21 st Century, Christopher J. Coker aims to show how Carl von Clausewitz’s classic On War still contains important insights for our contemporary moment. While modern readers may not always agree with Clausewitz’s arguments, this work offers a good starting point for identifying elements that can illuminate discussions of war and . War Is More than a Chameleon War Is More than a Chameleon Chapter: (p) 3 War Is More than a Chameleon Source: Clausewitz and Contemporary War Author(s): Antulio J. Echevarria II Publisher: Oxford University Press.

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"[Clausewitz and Contemporary War] is a thorough analysis that may be useful not only to the military but also to historians, political scientists, and politicians."--Bruno Colson, University of Namur, War in History 18(2) (), p.

/5(3). This book sheds light on Clausewitz's purpose in writing On War, and the methodology he employed. While many scholars agree that Clausewitz's work is frequently misunderstood, almost none have explored his methodology to see whether it might enhance our understanding of his concepts.

This book lays out Clausewitz's purpose and methodology in a brisk and. Clausewitz and Contemporary War 1st Edition by Antulio Echevarria Ii (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.

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Cited by:   While Echevarria's interpretation of Clausewitz cannot be the only, it is certainly helpful in extrapolating the wisdom of the reclusive Prussian and applying it to the state of contemporary war.

His discussions on the principles of war /5. Antulio Echevarria, Clausewitz and Contemporary War In this book, Echevarria does an amazing job of explaining On War in words that modern readers can understand, as well as tie Clausewitz’s more enduring ideas to today’s character of war.

"[Clausewitz and Contemporary War] is a thorough analysis that may be useful not only to the military but also to historians, political scientists, and politicians."—Bruno Colson, University of Namur, War in History 18(2) (), p. Buy the best translation—recommended for serious readers.

The Book of War (The Modern Library, February ). ISBN: Clausewitz's On War and Sun Tzu's Art of War in one translation of Clausewitz's On War is the version done by German literary scholar O.J.

Matthijs Jolles at the University of Chicago during World War II—not today's. So Books 3 and 4 (about strategy and combat) mainly reflectBook 6 (about defence) is mainly derived from and Book 8 (about war plans and politics) from Only in Book 1 and at the beginning of Book 2, does Clausewitz succeed in finding a common denominator to these contrasting historical experiences.

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.

His ideas remain widely taught in military schools, and are, more than ever, essential to the modern strategist. CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ AND HIS RELEVANCE AS A CONTEMPORARY THEORIST In the western world Carl Von Clausewitz may be cited more often then any other theorist of war and with good reason.

His combination of experience and analytical rigor has allowed him to speak with a timeless voice throughout the by: 1. Get this from a library.

Clausewitz and contemporary war. [Antulio Joseph Echevarria] -- "While many scholars agree that Clausewitz's On War is frequently misunderstood, almost none have explored his methodology to see whether it might enhance. The Genesis of On War \/ Peter Paret -- The Influence of Clausewitz \/ Michael Howard -- The Continuing Relevance of On War \/ Bernard Brodie -- On War.

Author\'s Preface -- Author\'s Comment -- Preface \/ Marie Von Clausewitz -- Two Notes by the Author -- Book One. On the Nature of War. What is War. Emile Simpson, War from the Ground Up, Twenty-First Century Combat as Politics (London: Hurst/New York: Columbia University Press, ) £25/$, pgs.

There is a longstanding tradition in the United Kingdom of misinterpreting the Prussian soldier and theorist Clausewitz. Liddell Hart’s mischaracterization of Clausewitz as the “Mahdi of Mass” and as the. Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria II, Director of Research, US Army War College, presents "Clausewitz and Contemporary War," as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series.

The U.S. Army. Sun Tzu and Clausewitz are both acknowledged to be the most influential writers on the topic of war and strategy. Despite the fact that Clausewitz wrote around years ago (Howard,p.8) and Sun Tzu more than years ago (Kane,p), their thoughts remain relevant.

Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. CLAUSEWITZ AND CONTEMPORARY WAR By Antulio J.

Echevarria Ii. The distinction is crucial not only to the relevance of On war today but also to what follows in this book. Clausewitz informs much of its content; he does so because he emphatically sought to understand war in terms as broad as possible, and to be as little bounded by the circumstances of his own time as his not inconsiderable intellectual Author: Hew Strachan.

Clausewitz and Contemporary War: The Debate over War’s Nature Dr. A.J. Echevarria II US Army War College The views discussed in this presentation are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Government.

It argues that Clausewitz abandoned the idea of 'absolute war' (which appears almost exclusively in the first half of Book VIII of On War), that 'ideal war' is a distinctly new departure in Book 1, and that Clausewitz did relatively little further work to the manuscript of.

Clausewitz and Contemporary War Antulio J. Echevarria II. While many scholars agree that Clausewitz's On War is frequently misunderstood, almost none have explored his methodology to see whether it might enhance our understanding of his concepts. This book lays out Clausewitz's methodology in a brisk and straightforward style.

Wikipedia - Carl von Clausewitz. Wikipedia Book - On War (Volume 1) Download M4B (87MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert.

On War (Volume 1) 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. Clausewitz's Theory of the Nature of War. To assess both continuity and change in war, a standard distinction in contemporary debate is drawn between the nature (permanent features) and character (context dependent features) of war.

Although this distinction is commonly misattributed to Clausewitz, he did not use the term "nature" in quite Author: Emile Simpson. At long last, the much-awaited conclusion to Book 1, Chapter 1 of On War.

When last we spoke Carl had just hit on the importance of feelings. But now we need to talk about the end. Specifically, how wars end. If you're following along in the Modern Library War Series edition, we're on page Continue reading What is War.

Pt 3. 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 init has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and 4/5(2). This book lays out Clausewitz's methodology in a brisk and straightforward style.

It then uses that as a basis for understanding his contributions to the ever growing body of knowledge of war. The specific contributions this study addresses are Clausewitz's theories concerning the nature of war, the relationship between war and politics, and Brand: OUP Oxford.

Clausewitz in the Twenty First Century Book Summary: Clausewitz's On War has, at least until very recently, been regarded as the most important work of theory on its subject.

But since the end of the Cold War inand even more since the 9/11 attacks on the United states inan increasing number of commentators have argued that On War has lost its analytical edge. Clausewitz and Contemporary War eBook: Echevarria II, Antulio J.: : Kindle Store.

Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your address 5/5(3). Vom Kriege (German pronunciation: [fɔm ˈkʁiːɡə]) is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz (–), written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between andand published posthumously by his wife Marie von Brühl in It has been translated into English several times as On War.

On War is an unfinished work. Carl von Clausewitz, On War, tr. Col. J.J. Graham (New York: Barnes & Noble ) p.1, with original emphasis. The key features of Clausewitz's position are set out in ibid. pp.1– At one point (p) in Book VIII of On War, Clausewitz claims that war had actually achieved ‘absolute completeness’ under the influence of Napoleon Cited by: 3.

Even a brief consideration of these questions will cast light on the development of Clausewitz's ideas and on the forms his ideas assumed in the various strata of On War. Clausewitz, the son of a retired lieutenant who held a minor post in the Prussian internal revenue service, first encountered war in as a twelve-year-old lance : Princeton University Press.

This book lays out Clausewitz's methodology in a brisk and straightforward style. It then uses that as a basis for understanding his contributions to the ever growing body of knowledge of war. Clausewitz and Contemporary War - Paperback - Antulio J.

Echevarria II - Oxford University Press. Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. — Carl von Clausewitz, On War Every time I read another armchair strategist comment on the contemporary irrelevance of Clausewitz, I’m left shaking my many ways, reading On War is like reading the Bible: literal interpretations of the text often .This book argues that Clausewitz developed a wide-ranging political theory of war by reflecting on the success, the limitations, and the failure of Napoleon's method of waging war, a theory, which is still relevant in light of contemporary conflict.