Clausewitz and the state

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Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831., Intellectuals -- Germany -- Biography., Nobility -- Germany -- Biography., State, The.,

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While Clausewitz and the State is not light reading and a background in German or at least Napoleanic history is helpful, this book provides the basis for developing a fuller understanding of Clausewitz and his concepts.

The Clausewitz that Paret introduces is hardly the stereotype Prussian by: 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 Clausewitz and the state book 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 standard translation, but. "Clausewitz and the State" was written as a companion to Paret's groundbreaking re-translation of "On War" and it should not be viewed as a substitute for that great work.

Nevertheless, no serious student of war and peace will want to approach Clausewitz, his theories and his magnum opus without also closely reading this book/5. Originally published inClausewitz and the State presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the significant thinkers of modern Europe.

Peter Paret combines social and military history and psychological interpretation with a study of Clausewitz's military theories and of his unduly neglected historical and political writing/5(4). Clausewitz's understanding of war was shaped by his understanding of the state, which he regarded as the central institution of modern life.

His achievements as a theorist of war in turn clarify one of the state's essential activities: the use of force to defend and advance its interests and values, and those of the society it title of this volume is not wholly original.4/5(1). Originally published inClausewitz and the State presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the significant thinkers of modern Europe.

Peter Paret combines social and military history and psychological interpretation with a study of Clausewitz's military theories and Cited by: Clausewitz, On War.

Clausewitz, On War () Book II—On the Theory of War Context: () Prussian major general who first encountered war as year old lance corporal going to be a staff officer with political/military responsibilities at the very centre of the Prussian state.

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.

Aron studied Clausewitz in the context of the World Wars and the Cold War. One key concept, derived from Clausewitz’s ‘Wondrous Trinity’, is the concept of the state as the personalised trustee of the interests of the whole community, this trusteeship serving as a restraint to prevent escalation to extremes.

Originally published inClausewitz and the State presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the significant thinkers of modern Europe. Peter Paret combines social and military history and psychological interpretation with a study of Clausewitz’s military theories and.

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Book Description: Originally published in ,Clausewitz and the Statepresents a comprehensive analysis of one of the significant thinkers of modern Paret combines social and military history and psychological interpretation with a study of Clausewitz's military theories and of his unduly neglected historical and political writing.

Clausewitz and the state. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Karl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz: Document Type: Book: All Authors /. BRIEF MEMOIR OF GENERAL CLAUSEWITZ (BY TRANSLATOR).

The Author of the work here translated, General Carl Von Clausewitz, was born at Burg, near Magdeburg, inand entered the Prussian Army as Fahnenjunker (i.e., ensign) in He served in the campaigns of on the Rhine, after which he seems to have devoted some time to the study of the scientific branches of his.

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 Vom Kriege after drafting the note of 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. Clausewitz and the state.

New York: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Paret, Peter. Clausewitz and the state. New York: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Karl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book.

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While Clausewitz warns that politicians must not attempt to use war as an instrument through which to achieve purposes for which it is unsuited, it is evident that war is a tool of policy and that state policy is truly ‘ the womb in which war develops.’ (Clausewitz Book II, Ch III) It has been claimed that Clausewitz contends for.

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Book 4, Chapters 8–9: Clausewitz suggests that a battle can be understood as two opponents agreeing to fight one another. The battle is not Read More: Book 4, Chapters 10– The effects of a victory can be divided into three: the effect upon the generals and armies, the effect upon the state Read More: Book 4, Chapters 13–   [1] See for instance Peter Paret, Clausewitz and the State (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ), 99; Donald Stoker, Clausewitz: His Life and Work (New York: Oxford University Press, ), [2] My book Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War is the first attempt to study the complete correspondence.

Until Author: Vanya Eftimova Bellinger. Clausewitz differentiates between what war looks like in theory (“absolute war,” Book 1, Parts ) and what war actually looks like in practice (“real war,” Book 1, Parts 6.

Clausewitz’s book On War (first published in ) has had a major influence on Western military thought. The Prussian officer developed his book’s concepts based on observing and.

Perseverance, Execution, Determined. Carl von Clausewitz (). “Roots of Strategy: 3 Military Classics”, p, Stackpole Books. Self-reliance is the best defence against the pressures of the moment. Carl von Clausewitz. Self, Pressure, Moments.

"On War (Book 1)". Book by Carl von Clausewitz, Criticism exists only to recognize the. Paret also defines the trinity this way in his book Clausewitz and the State: Real war, Clausewitz declared, was a composite of three elements: violence and passion; the scope afforded by all human intercourse to chance and probability, but also to genius.

intelligence, [and] Cited by:   Stokers work on Clausewitz is an admirable adjunct to Peter Parets Clausewitz and the State, which traces his intellectual development. His stated purpose in writing this book was to focus on Clausewitzs role in the different campaigns in which he served, from towith a particular focus onin order to provide a basic introduction to his life as a soldier/5.

Clausewitz and the State: The Man, His Theories, and His Times: Peter Paret: Books - (6). Preface by Marie von Clausewitz Notice by Clausewitz Introduction by the author Memorandum (written by Clausewitz shortly before his death) Book I: On the Nature of War.

Chpt. 1 What is War.

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Chpt. 2 End and Means in War Chpt. 3 The Genius for War Chpt. 4 Of Danger in War Chpt. 5 Of Bodily Exertion in War Chpt. 6 Information in War Chpt.

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Carl von Clausewitz is one of the most profound military thinkers of all time. His famous book On War is our bible and he is a god among military strategists. But we should stop teaching Author: Jamie Schwandt. It is, however, Clausewitz’s great intellectual triumph, On War, that permeates the book, as well it should.

Stoker does a commendable job of interweaving and referring to the evolution of Clausewitz’s key ideas on war, including friction (48, ), center of gravity (), and defense, including the idea of “political defense” (97). Clausewitz warns that this reversed relationship is unacceptable when he mandates “Under no circumstances can the art of war be regarded as the preceptor of policy” (Clausewitz, ).

Now that we have demonstrated what Clausewitz believed, we address the notion of connecting the two seemingly competing entities of politics and armed conflict.

Clausewitz’s total war is a total war directed at the enemy army. The natural force of violence, hatred, and enmity becomes embodied in the state because the state, following Hegel, is simply an embodied reflection of its people.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.