Machiavelli on war

MACHIAVELLI ON WAR by John Sloan This paper is intended to be an introduction to the study of the political and military theories of Niccolo Machiavelli. Machiavelli has been one of the most widely read and influential writers of the modern Western World. INHALTSVERZEICHNIS General Introduction Life and Literary Works Sources Method Axioms Influence Content of Military Theory Human Nature - Fundamental Cause of War Specific Causes of Wars Kinds of War The Model Commander Psychological Warfare The Role of Money in War Religion Appearances Necessity Generalship Estimate of the Situation Principles of War Objective Offensive Mass and Economy of Force Unity of Command Surprise and Security Maneuver Simplicity Summary The Model Army Recruiting Discipline and Training Logistics Encampments Arms and Armor Organization Order of Battle Fortifications and Siege Warfare Summary and Conclusions


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