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origins of military thought

Azar Gat

origins of military thought

from the Enlightenment to Clausewitz

by Azar Gat

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military art and science -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p264-276. - Includes index.

    StatementAzar Gat.
    SeriesOxford historical monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU39
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii,281p. :
    Number of Pages281
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21170635M
    ISBN 100198202571

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