The Art of War

The Art of War

Voltaire said, "Machiavelli taught Europe the art of war; it had long been practiced, without being known." For Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), war was war, and victory the supreme aim to which all other considerations must be subordinated. The Art of War is far from an anachronism—its pages outline fundamental questions that theorists of war continue to examine today, making it essential reading for any student of military history, strategy, or theory. Machiavelli believed The Art of War to be his most important work.

INTRODUCTION

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

NOTE ON THE TEXT

PREFACE

BOOK ONE

BOOK TWO

BOOK THREE

BOOK FOUR

BOOK FIVE

BOOK SIX

BOOK SEVEN

APPENDIX I - DIAGRAMS

APPENDIX II - THE DEDICATORY EPISTLE TO ELIZABETH I FROM PETER WHITEHORNE’S…

NOTES



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