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  • ISBN: 0306804123
  • Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (August 21, 1990)
  • Pages: 336 pages
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Series: A Da Capo paperback. Paperback: 336 pages. Machiavelli's take on war is identical to his take on politics

Series: A Da Capo paperback. ISBN-10: 9780306804120. Machiavelli's take on war is identical to his take on politics. While most classical political views describe their theories as rules for a group of civilized individual within society to worked with each other as friends/collegues for betterment of people within and against their foes outside, Machiavelli destroys this boderline that determines friend and foe.

The Art of War (Italian: Dell'arte della guerra) is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue.

Paperback, 336 pages. Published July 5th 2001 by Da Capo Press (first published 1521). The only one of Machiavelli's major works to be published in his lifetime, The Art of War is a survey of Machiavelli's opinions on the composition, employment, and leadership of an army. I found the introduction to this book by Neal Wood to be illuminating as it connected Machiavelli's views in this book to his other famous political works ( Discourses and The Prince ).

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But most importantly, The Art of War outlines most of the fundamental questions that theorists of war continue . Political philosopher, statesman and court advisor Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy

But most importantly, The Art of War outlines most of the fundamental questions that theorists of war continue to examine today, making it essential reading for any student of military history, strategy, or theory. Political philosopher, statesman and court advisor Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Starting out as a clerk, Machiavelli quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. Machiavelli's political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. Machiavelli is best known for "The Prince," his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership.

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Author Niccolo Machiavelli. The only political work published during Machiavelli's lifetime, The Art of War delivers political, historic, and scholarly advice through seven chapters in the form of a Socratic dialogue

Author Niccolo Machiavelli. Title The Art of War. См. подробнee. The only political work published during Machiavelli's lifetime, The Art of War delivers political, historic, and scholarly advice through seven chapters in the form of a Socratic dialogue. In his own words, the book's purpose is "To honor and reward virtue, not to have contempt for poverty, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, and to esteem less the private than the public good.

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In medieval warfare, organization, staff services, hierarchy of command, and codes of military law were nonexistent. Machiavelli changed all that. For him, discipline was of supreme importance. War is war, he believed, a no-holds-barred contest, and victory the supreme aim to which all other considerations must be subordinated. To this end, Machiavelli instituted the systematic conception of troop formation, which until then had been almost unheard-of. The Art of War was widely read and highly esteemed throughout the sixteenth century. It was one of the favorite books of Frederick the Great; Napoleon, Saint-Cyr, and Clausewitz all held it in very high regard. Like The Prince and The Discourses , it is vividly and concisely written. But most importantly, The Art of War outlines most of the fundamental questions that theorists of war continue to examine today, making it essential reading for any student of military history, strategy, or theory.
Comments: (7)
Qusicam
Love everything Machiavelli wrote,I'm retired now,but the lessonsdefinatly apply to the up and comer of today as well as they did in middle ages Italy
Lahorns Gods
This book by Machiavelli is very informative, however, it is not like Discourses or the Prince. It is written in a different style then of the above mentioned. It is very dialectic. But i must say that the master does not yield in technical knowledge of warfare, and making war. All and all it is a very good book.
Nuliax
This is the third Machiavelli book that any student of politics MUST read. While 'The Prince' tells a ruler how he should govern and 'The Discourses' explains why unjust and ineffective leaders should be... disposed of, The Art of War gives reasons for the third and ultimate check on political power. Recording a conversation between his friends (with obvious artistic license taken), Machiavelli writes this to support his newly-drafted militia ordinance, requiring all able-bodied men in Florence to arm themselves and be prepared to go to war whenever their country's interests are threatened. He bases this principle on the Swiss model (which is still in place today!) as well as those of Rome and Sparta. The message to his Prince and countrymen is simple: that republics last longer when their citizens are armed and dangerous, and that they are more secure if a prince can call upon a vast army at a moment's notice-- and be able to disband it as soon as the war is over.

As to the actual principles of warfare he provides, they are, naturally, antiquated, and probably weren't very effective since Florence's greatest military achievement seems to have been the conquest of Pisa. The message he sets out to provide, however, is the building of a more secure state by promoting the profession of arms, which he proves has worked every time it has been tried.
Tiv
My review of this book will be based on first it's military value and then it's value as political theory book.
I picked this book up purely based upon the title and some of it's references to Roman military history. I gave it three stars because it's primarily a rewriting of Vegetius' "Epitoma Rei Militaris" which is a military manual for what the Roman army should attempt to attain, rather that what it was in practice. Machiavelli takes these theories and implements them in the 15th century European armies with little regard to practicality of such changes in the military and political spheres of medieval Europe. He is a statesman with minimal military expereince attempting redo the face of medieval warfare.
However, from standpoint of political theory it blew me away. I had read Machiavelli's Prince in college but when I read his Art of War everything in the Prince made sense. Machiavelli's take on war is identical to his take on politics. While most classical political views describe their theories as rules for a group of civilized individual within society to worked with each other as friends/collegues for betterment of people within and against their foes outside, Machiavelli destroys this boderline that determines friend and foe. For grasping ultimate power, all individual competors from inside or outside society are treated as a foe. Therefore, all the rules of warfare including those of deceit and treachery are allowed. In this book one sees that the root of Machiavellian political thoery is based on classical theories of warfare advocated by ancient military theorists such as Sun Tzu, Ceasar and Alexander. Machiavelli has replaced the terms offensive and defensive actions in warfare with conspiracy and counter conspiracy in politics. The methods for success in latter two are basically the same with former two.
Wel
If you are fascinated by Machiavelli and his writings, then this is a must for your bookshelf. If you are looking for a book on the art of war during the Renaissance, then keep looking. In this book, Machiavelli presents his ideal plan for how a city-state should organize its military and fight its wars. He draws almost all of his organizational and war conduct ideas from Flavius Vegetius Renatus' De Res Militarii. He also spends a great deal of effort smearing the practice of hiring mercenary captains (most of which is bad history on his part, so read Michael Mallett on the subject). This book falls short in its discussion of war, but still has many insights into the mind and politics of Machiavelli.
Reddefender
Macchiavelli is in his brilliant & compelling best in this admirably written book on military matters & affairs.In a no-nonsense,direct,military approach he narrates his martial dictums from a conversational setting,highlighting on all aspects of warfare:tactics,strategy,proper rulership & the convincingly argued relation between politics & war.The author of The Prince is in complete command in this indispensable book for military enthusiasts & students alike.The great man instructs & informs much clearly & more comprehensively than a lot of the supposed reputable military historians glutted in the market.
Urreur
This book is brilliantly written by a brilliant man. He (Machiavelli) proves that politics and war go hand in hand. It is an extremely tactical book and reccomend that once you have read it, read it again.
Machiavelli talks about the best way to achieve your own self-interest and material gain
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