“The Art of War” is the first known treatise on the planning, conduct and stratagems of war. Sun Tzu displays a comprehensive understanding of human psychology, and expresses a maneuver or strategy for every possible situation relating to conflict, combat and preparation.
Xenophon’s ‘Cyropaedia’, or ‘The Education of Cyrus’ from Ancient Greece describes the education of the ideal ruler, in the style known as ‘the mirror for princes’, that was later employed by Machiavelli in ‘The Prince’.
Machiavelli’s ‘The Art of War’ is delivered as series of dialogues between “Lord Fabrizio Colonna” and the other captains of Florence, about the best way to raise, train, administrate and tactically deploy troops.
Carl von Clausewitz’s ‘On War’, has become one of the most influential texts on military strategy ever written. Clausewitz was born in Prussia in 1780, and witnessed first-hand the upheavals of the Napoleonic Era across Europe. ‘On War’ was shaped by his experiences as a soldier in the Prussian military, and many phrases that we take for granted, such as “the Fog of War”, were first coined by Clausewitz in this work.
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