The Art of War in World History: From Antiquity to the Nuclear Age

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Gérard Chaliand
University of California Press, 1994 - 1072 sider
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This engrossing anthology gathers together a remarkable collection of writings on the use of strategy in war. Gérard Chaliand has ranged over the whole of human history in assembling this collection—the result is an integration of the annals of military thought that provides a learned framework for understanding global political history.

Included are writings from ancient and modern Europe, China, Byzantium, the Arab world, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire. Alongside well-known militarists such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Walter Raleigh, Rommel, and many others are "irregulars" such as Cortés, Lawrence of Arabia, and even Gandhi. Contrary to standard interpretations stressing competition between land and sea powers, or among rival Christian societies, Chaliand shows the great importance of the struggles between nomadic and sedentary peoples, and of the conflicts between Christianity and Islam. With the invention of firepower, a relatively recent occurrence in the history of warfare, modes of organization and strategic concepts—elements reflecting the nature of a society—have been key to how war is waged.

Unparalleled in its breadth, this anthology will become the standard work for understanding a fundamental part of human history—the conduct of war.

"This anthology is not only an unparalleled corpus of information and an aid to failing memory; it is also and above all a reliable and liberating guide for research. . . . Ranging "from the origins to the nuclear age," it compels us to widen our narrow perspectives on conflicts and strategic action and open ourselves up to the universal."—from the Foreword
  

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Warfare and Strategic Cultures in History
1
The Kadesh Inscription c 1295 B C
49
The Conduct of War
59
Thucydides c 46oc 399 B C
67
The Expedition of Cyrus
82
The Battle of Lake Trasimene
112
The Siege ofMassilia
125
Sallust c 86c 35 b c
138
Armies Ancient and Modern
609
Lazare Carnot 17531823
629
The Trafalgar Memorandum
641
On Guerrilla Warfare
653
J F A Le Miere de Corvey 17701832
662
Carl von Clausewitz 17801831
671
Henri Jomini 17791869
724
Thomas Bugeaud 17841849
744

Josephus c a d 37c 100
150
Plutarch c a d 46c 120
157
Tacitus c a d 55c 120
165
Arrian c a d 92175
174
Cassius Dio c a d 155235?
197
Sun Zi fourth century B c
221
Shang Yang fourth century b c
239
Ssuma Chien c 145c 86 b c
245
The Sixfold Policy
287
Procopius c a d 500565?
335
Maurikios c a d 539602
348
Tactics
356
The Use of Greek Fire against the Rus
376
The Koran seventh century
387
The Battle ofHittin
400
Ibn Hudhayl alAndalusi fourteenth century
410
Kai Kaus Ibn Iskandar c 10201085
429
AlRawandi thirteenth century
441
Mubarakshah c 11501224
447
Ottoman Chronicle fourteenth century
455
The Coming of the Mongols
463
Ata Malik alJuwayni 12261283
475
The Conquest of Hindustan
491
Jean Froissart c 13371404?
501
Hernan Cortes 14851547
508
The Capture of Atahuallpa
531
Francesco Guicciardini 14831540
547
On Sea Power
556
Sebastian de Vauban 16331707
560
Military Considerations
566
Peter the Great 16721725
577
Military Instructions for the Generals
596
Charles Ardant du Picq 18211870
754
William T Sherman 18201891
760
Helmuth von Moltke 18001891
767
Erosion by the Waves of Popular Warfare
774
Friedrich Ratzel 18441904
782
Colmar von der Goltz 18431916
808
Presentday War
816
The Round World and the Winning of the Peace
825
Jean Colin 18641917
865
Advice of an Onlooker
871
T E Lawrence 18851935
880
Giulio Douhet 18691930
891
William Mitchell 18791936
897
Hugh Trenchard 18731956
905
James Connolly 18681916
911
J F C Fuller 18781966
921
The Strategy of Indirect Approach
927
The Army of the Future
937
Adolf Hitler 18891945
943
Tank Attack
949
Erwin Rommel 18911944
957
Heartland and Rimland
966
Mohandas K Gandhi 18691948
974
Bernard Brodie 19101978
991
Albert Wohlstetter b 1912
1004
The Diplomacy of Violence
1013
Indirect Strategy in the Nuclear Age
1023
Defense Policy and Strategy
1041
Lucien Poirier b 1918
1056
Gallois b 1911
1065
Principal subjects covered
1071
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Gérard Chaliand is an internationally known specialist on strategy. Since 1960 he has been a participant-observer of guerrilla movements throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He teaches at the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris. He has previously taught at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris, and at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Capetown, Meiji University in Tokyo, and the University of Quebec, among others. The author of many works of scholarship and three volumes of poetry, he is the editor of Guerrilla Strategies: An Historical Anthology from the Long March to Afghanistan (California, 1982).

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