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Clausewitz on Small War

Christopher Daase and James W. Davis


Widely recognized as one of the most important theorists of warfare, important strands of Carl von Clausewitz’s thinking on the subject are not well known. In the English-speaking world, few are familiar with anything other than his major, though unfinished and posthumously published, opus On War, which is available in numerous translations. Although the corpus of Clausewitz’s writings on the topic of warfare is far greater, most of these texts have never been translated. This book begins to redress this unfortunate state of affairs. It contains translations of Clausewitz’s most important text ... More

Keywords: asymmetric conflict, Clausewitz, small war, insurgency, guerilla warfare, small-unit warfare, military history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737131
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Daase, editor
Professor of International Organization, Goethe University of Frankfurt

James W. Davis, editor
Professor of International Relations, University of St. Gallen

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