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Clausewitz and the State: The Man, His Theories, and His Times

Clausewitz and the State: The Man, His Theories, and His Times

by Peter Paret
     
 

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Clausewitz and the State is a biography of one of the significant thinkers of the modern world. Originally published in 1976, followed by an expanded edition in 1985, and translated into several languages, the work gained wide praise for successfully linking Clausewitz's military career and his writings-placing both in their proper historical context. In a new preface

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Clausewitz and the State is a biography of one of the significant thinkers of the modern world. Originally published in 1976, followed by an expanded edition in 1985, and translated into several languages, the work gained wide praise for successfully linking Clausewitz's military career and his writings-placing both in their proper historical context. In a new preface to this third edition, Peter Paret amplifies some of his earlier arguments and relates his work to recent interpretations of Clausewitz's work and influence. Beyond its historical interest, Paret's analytic narrative of Clausewitz's efforts to think systematically about the nature of war, how to use and how to control it, has obvious contemporary relevance.

About the Author:
Peter Paret is Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study

Editorial Reviews

Annales
Praise for the original edition: A rich, precise biography . . . that definitely fills a gap in the literature.
— Raymond Aron
English Historical Review
Praise for the original edition: A major scholarly achievement.
— T.C.W. Blanning
Annales - Raymond Aron
Praise for the original edition: A rich, precise biography . . . that definitely fills a gap in the literature.
English Historical Review - T.C.W. Blanning
Praise for the original edition: A major scholarly achievement.
From the Publisher
Praise for the original edition: "A rich, precise biography . . . that definitely fills a gap in the literature."—Raymond Aron, Annales

Praise for the original edition: A major scholarly achievement."—T.C.W. Blanning, English Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691008066
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Paret is Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author of many books and coeditor of "Clausewitz's On War" (Princeton).

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