Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Revised Edition by Peter Paret, Gordon A. Craig, Felix Gilbert
English | October 1st, 2010 | ISBN: 0691092354, 0691027641 | 950 pages | EPUB | 1.16 MB
The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest—twenty-two essays—are new.