The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813: From Frederick the Great to Napoleon - Military History and Policy (Paperback)Claus Telp (author)
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In the period 1740-1815 a major change in the complexity of warfare took place. This was reflected by an increase in the complexity of the analysis of warfare via the introduction of the operational level between the strategic and tactical levels.The evolution of operational art, driven by these three dialectical processes, evolved in stages. In the first stage, Revolutionary France had experimented with operational art though with limited success. Then, Napoleon had used it with remarkable success against an adversary clinging to outdated modes of warfare and organisation. In the final stage, Napoleon's operational art was successfully challenged by the Prussian brand.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm