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Clausewitz in English : the reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945

Author: Christopher Bassford
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ideas of the Prussian military philosopher Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) underlie most modern military thought. This intellectual history of the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's military theories in Britain and the United States thus provides an important and revealing examination of the evolution of military thinking in both countries. In the first comprehensive study of the literature, Christopher Bassford  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bassford
ISBN: 0195083830 9780195083835
OCLC Number: 27811623
Description: x, 293 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Clausewitz and His Works --
Pt. I. Clausewitz in English to 1873: Present but Not Accounted For. 3. Clausewitz in Great Britain Before 1873. 4. Clausewitz in America. 5. The English Translation of On War. 6. Assessment, 1815-1873 --
Pt. II. To the First Golden Age of Clausewitz Studies in English: 1874-1914. 7. Prelude: The Study of Clausewitz Before the South African War. 8. In the Wake of the South African War. 9. Major British Military Writers. 10. German, French, and British Interpretations. 11. The Sea Power Theorists. 12. Assessment, 1873-1914 --
Pt. III. The Apostle of Total War: 1914-1945. 13. Clausewitz During World War I. 14. The Clouding of Clausewitz's Reputation. 15. J. F. C. Fuller and Basil Liddell Hart. 16. Clausewitz's British Proponents. 17. The Air Power Theorists. 18. Clausewitz and the Americans. 19. New German Influences: Delbruck and the German Expatriates. 20. Assessment, 1914-1945 --
Pt. IV. Conclusions. 21. Since 1945. 22. Some Final Thoughts.
Responsibility: Christopher Bassford.
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