Books by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph (sorted by popularity). Displaying results 1–1. Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle Charles Jean. Ardant du Picq is known as the author of Battle Studies-a work of rare classic quality-and is widely believed to have decisively influenced. French military thought. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq (–).

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See all 5 reviews. Before his death, du Picq had already published Combat antique ancient battlewhich was later expanded from his manuscripts into the classic Etudes sur les combat: Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their ud on human beings.

The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the most powerful element srdant the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.

His posthumous Battle Studies is a classic for two reasons: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Then there were neither guns nor rifles able to pierce the mass by a converging fire and destroy it by the superiority of this fire over diverging fire. Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler. Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable.


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Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. This book is in the public domain, so it can be downloaded for free from several websites. Please try again later. He was in France at the outbreak of war with Prussia on 15 July and took command of his regiment, the Tenth Regiment of the Line. Charles Jean Jacques Pics Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August dk a French Army officer and military theorist of the mid-nineteenth century whose writings, as they were later interpreted by other theorists, had a great effect on French military theory and doctrine.

Smith, author of The Embattled Self: The difficulties surrounding reform of the French military and its organization were widely discussed and his work referenced, and it was a very popular work among ardat army during World War I.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Material and Moral Effect 4. Although comparatively little is known of his life, Ardant du Picq’s small corpus of writings has earned him a place in the ranks of great military theorists. Well, this book explains exactly why they did that.


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As an amateur military historian I enjoyed this book. Spiller is the George C. His focus was no less unique: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


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He was a colonel in the French army and died of wounds sustained in battle in Arcant Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. All the resources accumulated in time of peace, all the training, and all the strategic calculations must have the goal of combat.

A classic of military thought that merits a place alongside the works of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, Battle Studies was first published in Paris ten years after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq — Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.


His focus was no less unique: Cavalry Against Cavalry 3. Bugeaud’s experiences with Marshal Sucheta highly regarded former general of Napoleon ‘s, left an indelible impression upon the Marshal that were handed down to du Picq. Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat.