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By Beatrice Heuser

ISBN-10: 0275998266

ISBN-13: 9780275998264

Today's army strategists and tacticians will be acquainted with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, yet The technique Makers: options on struggle and Society, 1650-1850 reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of these whose contributions to the learn of battle and society are only as very important. starting within the sixteenth century with Bernardino de Mendóza of Spain, this milestone paintings examines the writings of sixteen of the greatest—and principally unacknowledged—military minds of the trendy period, concluding in 19th-century Prussia with Rühle von Lilienstern, Clausewitz's modern.

In probing the guidelines of those males, the writer exhibits how strategies approximately army know-how, strategies, and method replaced through the process those 3 centuries. What effects is a entire and engaging lesson in how early-modern army specialists considered the connection among warfare and society. Their pondering motivated the waging of conflict in the course of their very own age and has persevered to form the behavior of conflict right down to the current day.

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And the reason that causes me to believe that {our ways are} so different and of less value than theirs, is that all things concerning this matter were done much better by them, than they are by us: their soldiers were more orderly, more careful [pénible], more virtuous, and better men of war than we are . . THE FIRST BOOK OF MILITARY DISCIPLINE [p. 1] The 1st Chapter How the King ought to make his wars with the force of his own subjects. The authors who have hitherto established rules on war, prefer that the men whom a prince recruits should be levied in temperate countries, if he 38 The Strategy Makers wants them to be both valiant and wise.

Michael. He subsequently defeated a Protestant army at the battle of Lattes, near Montpellier. In 1558 Fourquevaux was married a second time, to Marguerite de La Jugie. In 1564 Catherine de Medici, the queen regent of France, sent Fourquevaux on a mission to the Spanish court in order to report on the movements of the Spanish fleet. When, in the following year, Philip II of Spain traveled to France, Fourquevaux received him in Narbonne and prepared the king’s subsequent journey through France. In turn, Fourquevaux was sent to Spain as full ambassador in October 1565, and was well respected there; Queen Elizabeth of Spain was the godmother of his son, François, born in 1563.

Quoting Livy’s famous dictum on Hannibal, that he was able to attain victory but was not capable of putting it to good use,106 Sutcliffe, like authors today, underscored the ulterior purpose of victory, which in itself was “not the be-all and end-all” (see p. 79 below) that writers of the 19th and earlier 20th centuries had mistakenly considered it. Sutcliffe devoted considerable space to what should be done after a victory to bring it to political fruition. Like Sutcliffe, Santa Cruz pointed to the risks of losing the peace unless one acted with great circumspection even after a battle was won.

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