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The Awful Poetry of War: Tolstoy’s Borodino

Donna Tussing Orwin

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes how Tolstoyan war psychology blends with his theories of war in ways that make it difficult to separate them. It also analyzes how Leo Tolstoy mythologizes the physical setting ... More


Tolstoy and Clausewitz: The Dialectics of War

Andreas Herberg-Rothe

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter compares Leo Tolstoy's ideas with those of Carl von Clausewitz, who, although a Prussian, participated as a Russian staff officer in the 1812 campaign. An episode occurring just before ... More


Time in War

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The use of time, or timing, in war has always been of crucial importance—great commanders have understood the critical nature of time on the battlefield. It fits here by reflecting a major factor in ... More


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