Jomini's Art ofWar

Jomini's Art ofWar

by Baron de Jomini
     
 
According to Wikipedia: "Antoine-Henri, baron Jomini (March 6, 1779 - March 24, 1869) was a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. According to the historian John Shy, Jomini "deserves the dubious title of founder of modern strategy... Jomini's military writings are frequently

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According to Wikipedia: "Antoine-Henri, baron Jomini (March 6, 1779 - March 24, 1869) was a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. According to the historian John Shy, Jomini "deserves the dubious title of founder of modern strategy... Jomini's military writings are frequently caricatured: he took a didactic, prescriptive approach, reflected in a detailed vocabulary of geometric terms such as bases, strategic lines, and key points. His operational prescription was fundamentally simple: put superior combat power at the decisive point. In the famous theoretical Chapter 25 of the Traité de grande tactique, he stressed the exclusive superiority of interior lines...Jomini took the view that the amount of force deployed should be kept to the minimum in order to lower casualties and that war was a science, not an art.[8] While in Russian service, Jomini tried hard to promote a more scientific approach to at the general staff academy he helped to found. Prior to the American Civil War, the translated writings of Jomini were the only works on military strategy that were taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The regular army officers who became the general officers for both the Union and the Confederacy in that conflict began by following Jominian principles, but soon found that the peculiarities of American geography, particularly in the west, forced them to move beyond his geometric conventions and find other strategic solutions to the problems which confronted them."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455415267
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/03/2011
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Format:
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File size:
984 KB

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