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Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Antulio J. Echevarria II


This book sheds light on Clausewitz's purpose in writing On War, and the methodology he employed. While many scholars agree that Clausewitz's work is frequently misunderstood, almost none have explored his methodology to see whether it might enhance our understanding of his concepts. This book lays out Clausewitz's purpose and methodology in a brisk and straightforward style. It then uses that as a basis for understanding his contributions to the ever growing body of knowledge of war. The specific contributions this study addresses are Clausewitz's theories concerning the nature of war, the re ... More

Keywords: knowledge of war, centre of gravity, military genius, friction and war, nature of war, military theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antulio J. Echevarria II, author
Director of Research, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, Pennsylvania