Strategy before the word: ancient wisdom for the modern world

Heuser, B. (2010) Strategy before the word: ancient wisdom for the modern world. RUSI Journal, 155(1), pp. 36-43. (doi:10.1080/03071841003683419)

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Abstract

Far from being purely a product of the twentieth century, the present understanding of ‘strategy’ has many reflections in antiquity and beyond. The history of the concept is a rich one, with wisdom carried through the ages rejecting the value of military victory simply for its own sake. Chief amongst these timeless lessons is that war must serve a political purpose and ultimately ensure a better, more just peace than existed antebellum.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heuser, Professor Donata Beatrice
Authors: Heuser, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:RUSI Journal
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0307-1847
ISSN (Online):1744-0378
Published Online:10 March 2010

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