The Art of War Precis. The system of the Emperor Napoleon presented a consistent application of the principles invariable. Data: Antoine-Henri, Baron de Jomini. H Mendell and Lt W. Craighill New York: Dover, Author: Jomini was Swiss, born in , witnessed the French Revolution, and participated in the new regime following the Swiss Revolution of
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I see [Jomini] as one of the final products of the Enlightenment — the idea of this ability to find scientific principles … that anyone can use, [such as] in this case, war.
In this episode in our Great Strategists series, U. Historians have given Jomini mixed reviews in terms of evaluating his theories and contributions, but almost all recognize his influence. In reality, both were informed by their experiences with the Napoleonic Wars, but they took different perspectives—Clausewitz from the Prussian perspective, Jomini from the French. Whitt moderates. Podcast: Download. Bill Johnsen recently retired as Professor at the U. Army War College.
Jacqueline E. Whitt is Professor of Strategy at the U. Your email address will not be published. Subscribe to War Room. Menu Articles. See All. All Watercooler. Trending Trending. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. I see [Jomini] as one of the final products of the Enlightenment — the idea of this ability to find scientific principles … that anyone can use, [such as] in this case, war In this episode in our Great Strategists series, U.
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Major O. Winship and Lieut. McLean New York: Putnam, Unfortunately, the latter translation omits this revealing essay on the state of military theory as Jomini perceived it around
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Jomini's ideas are a staple at military academies, the United States Military Academy at West Point being a prominent example; his theories were thought to have affected many officers who later served in the American Civil War. He may have coined the term logistics in his Summary of the Art of War Jomini was born in Payerne in the canton of Vaud , Switzerland , on 6 March , where  his father served as mayor. As a result, Jomini entered a business school in Aarau at the age of In April , Jomini left school and went to work at the banking house of Monsieurs Preiswerk in Basel. In , he moved to Paris , where he worked first at another banking house and then as a stockbroker.