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The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

Lukas Milevski


This book tracks the historical evolution of grand strategic thought. A conceptual history of grand strategy, it traces what people meant when they employed the term. The book refutes a number of commonly held beliefs or assumptions, including that Basil Liddell Hart first coined the term and developed the concept, and that grand strategy experienced only a single evolutionary path. Originally a product of nineteenth-century military thought, grand strategy acquired broader conceptual boundaries and wider popularity through adoption by maritime strategy by the early twentieth century. Between ... More

Keywords: Grand strategy, national strategy, conceptual history, strategy, military strategy, international relations, strategy evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779773
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lukas Milevski, author
Research Fellow, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford