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Clausewitz and Napoleon: Jena, Moscow, and Waterloo

Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Clausewitz draws different conclusions from his war experiences and analyses of Jena, Moscow, and Waterloo. Jena demonstrated for him the superiority of the strategies of unleashing violence, the ... More


Thoughts on War

Phillip S. Meilinger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In these provocative essays, military historian Phillip Meilinger explores timeless issues. Beginning with an iconoclastic look at the ideas of Carl von Clausewitz, Meilinger sees an unfortunate ... More


Busting the Icon: Restoring Balance to the Influence of Clausewitz

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/9780813178899.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Carl von Clausewitz has had a massive influence on military officers. One faculty member at a US war college had spent most of his academic life teaching Clausewitz and would brook no contrary word. ... More


Mission Accomplished

Cian O'Driscoll

in Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832911
eISBN:
9780191871313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832911.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The penultimate problem that just war theorists find with victory pertains to the contingencies of modern warfare. Insofar as today’s wars are configured in such a way that they are fundamentally ... More


Summation: The Emergence of a Paradigm

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/9780813178899.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

The final chapter is an overview of the entire book, which leads to a new paradigm of war. Starting with a past overemphasis on bloody battle inherited from Clausewitz, it then proceeds through ... More


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