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English-Language Works by or about Clausewitz

Compiled by Christopher Bassford

Note that this is a comprehensive bibliography. No attempt has been made to sort out scholarly, journalistic, business, military or student documents, though there is some annotation. We also have bibliographies in French, German, Japanese, Spanish-Portuguese, Complexity Science, and "Other." See as well our selected "Readings on Clausewitz."
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The State and War

Goes Global

Carl von Clausewitz
in the 21st Century

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Edited by Andreas Herberg-Rothe,
Jan Willem Honig, and Daniel Moran
Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011
ISBN 978-3-515-09912-7

Edited by Andreas Herberg-Rothe,
Jan Willem Honig, and Daniel Moran
Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011
ISBN 978-3-515-09912-7
Ebook 978-3-937885-54


NEW! Carl von Clausewitz and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, On Waterloo: Clausewitz, Wellington, and the Campaign of 1815 (, 2010).
Ed./trans. Christopher Bassford, Daniel Moran, and Gregory W. Pedlow.
Published 2010 by
ISBN-10: 1453701508
ISBN-13: 9781453701508
Paperback, 318pp.
List price: $18.00.
Kindle edition US
Barnes & Noble Nook version
Kindle edition UK
book cover, ON WATERLOO
This book is built around a new and complete translation of Clausewitz's study of the Waterloo campaign (Berlin: 1835), which is a strategic analysis of the entire campaign (not just the Battle of Waterloo), and the Duke of Wellington's detailed 1842 response to it. It contains Wellington's initial battle report; two of Clausewitz's post-battle letters to his wife Marie; correspondence within Wellington's circle concerning Clausewitz's work; Clausewitz's campaign study; Wellington's memorandum in response; and enlightening essays by the editors. See review in The Journal of Military History.

Book image NEW! Empire of Chance: The Napoleonic Wars and the Disorder of Things (Harvard University Press, 2015). By Anders Engberg-Pedersen. 336pp. ISBNs: 067496764X, 978-0674967649.
Napoleon’s campaigns were the most complex military undertakings in history to that point. But they changed more than the nature of warfare. Concepts of chance, contingency, and probability became permanent fixtures in the West’s understanding of how the world works. Empire of Chance examines anew the place of war in the history of Western thought, showing how the Napoleonic Wars inspired a new discourse on knowledge. The theory of war espoused in Carl von Clausewitz’s classic treatise responded to contemporary developments in mathematics and philosophy, and the tools for solving military problems—maps, games, and simulations—became models for how to manage chance. On the other hand, the realist novels of Balzac, Stendhal, and Tolstoy questioned whether chance and contingency could ever be described or controlled. After Napoleon the state of war no longer appeared exceptional but normative, a prism that revealed the underlying operative logic determining the way society is ordered and unfolds. Google search logo

Oxford Bibliographies (Editor-in-Chief Dennis Showalter) offer exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. The Oxford bibliography on Carl von Clausewitz, developed by Christopher Bassford, offers information under the following headings:
• Introduction
• Anthologies
• Bibliographies
• Biography and Background
• Original Writings
• English Translations
• Influence and Impact
• Antagonistic Treatments
• General Studies
• Military Doctrine
• Nonmilitary Treatments


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Abegglen, Christoph M. V. "The Influence of Clausewitz on Jomini's Précis de l'Art de la Guerre." Dissertation for an MA in War Studies King's College London 2003.  (Superviser: Dr. Jan Willem Honig) (Another copy is here.)

Abegglen, Christoph M. V.  "How universally applicable is Clausewitz's conception of Trinitarian warfare?" Paper written in connection with MA program in War Studies at Kings College London (early 2000s). Also available on Abegglen's homepage.

Abegglen, Christoph M. V. "Clausewitz and Beaufre – the relationship of politics and war." Paper written in connection with MA program in War Studies at Kings College London (early 2000s).

Achenbach, Joel. "War and the Cult of Clausewitz." Washington Post, 6 December 1990, D1.

Achenbach, Joel. "Military The