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Art of War

Art of War - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0306810763

Cover of Art of War REV 01 (ISBN 978-0306810763)
ISBN13: 978-0306810763
ISBN10: 030681076X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Art of War - REV 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0306810763

Niccolo Machiavelli and Ellis Farneworth

ISBN13: 978-0306810763
ISBN10: 030681076X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

In medieval warfare, such seemingly elementary conventions as army organization, hierarchy of command, staff services, and codes of military law were nonexistent. Niccolo Machiavelli changed all that. Among other improvements, he instituted the systematic concept of troop formation and proclaimed discipline to be of supreme importance. War was war, he believed, and victory the primary aim to which all other considerations must be subordinated. Though a republican at heart, he saw as the crying need of his day a strong political and military leader who could forge a unitary state in northern Italy to eliminate outside forces from Italian soil.

Author Bio

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman, writer, and political theorist. It is believed that he considered The Art of War to be his most important work Neal Wood is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at York University, Toronto

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