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

Pricing and Purchase Info

$191.48 online 
$252.00 list price save 24%
Earn 957 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1409451399

ISBN - 13:9781409451396

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

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.