This engrossing anthology gathers a remarkable collection on the use of strategy in war. Gerard Chaliand has ranged over the whole of human history in assembling this collection. The result is an integration of the annuls of military thought that provides a learned framework for understanding global political history.
Included are writings from ancient and modern Europe, China, India, Byzantium, the Arab world, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire. Alongside well-known warriors such as Julius Caesar, Napolean, Rommel, and many others are "irregulars" such as Cortes, Lawrence of Arabia, and even Ghandi.
Gérard Chaliand is an internationally known specialist on strategy. Since 1960 he has been a participant-observer of guerrilla movements throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He teaches at the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris. He has previously taught at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris, and at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Capetown, Meiji University in Tokyo, and the University of Quebec, among others. The author of many works of scholarship and three volumes of poetry, he is the editor of Guerrilla Strategies: An Historical Anthology from the Long March to Afghanistan (California, 1982).