War, Clausewitz And The Trinity by Thomas WaldmanWar, Clausewitz And The Trinity by Thomas Waldman

War, Clausewitz And The Trinity

byThomas Waldman

Hardcover | November 2, 2013

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Today, the ideas of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) are employed almost ubiquitously in strategic studies, military history and defence literatures, but often in a manner which distorts their true meaning. In this book, Waldman explores Clausewitz¿s central theoretical device for understanding war - the ¿remarkable trinity¿ of politics, chance and passion. By situating the great Prussian in historical context, he presents a conception truer to Clausewitz¿s intention. Seeking to achieve this through an in-depth reinterpretation of On War and Clausewitz¿s other writings, conducted through the prism of the trinity, this book draws on existing studies but argues that there is room for clarification. It presents fresh perspectives into aspects of Clausewitz's thought and emphasises elements of his theory that have often been neglected. Furthermore, it provides a solid basis from which debate on the nature of modern war can move forward.
Title:War, Clausewitz And The TrinityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 2, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1409451399

ISBN - 13:9781409451396

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Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword by Colin S. Gray; Preface; Introduction; Theoretical foundations; Context and circumstance; Politics: war as an instrument; Chance: the realm of uncertainty; Passion: the blind natural force; Interactions: the trinity as a unity; Reflections; Bibliography; Index.