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Art of War

Art of War - rev edition

Art of War - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780306810763

ISBN10: 030681076X

Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli and Ellis Farneworth - ISBN 9780306810763
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli and Ellis Farneworth - ISBN 9780306810763

ISBN13: 9780306810763

ISBN10: 030681076X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01

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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