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Ruptures stratégiques: exemples historiques

Heuser, B. (2017) Ruptures stratégiques: exemples historiques. In: Entraygues, O. (ed.) La Rupture Stratégique (Colloque IRSEM). Etude de l'IRSEM (48). Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire, Paris, pp. 37-51. ISBN 9782111510111

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The volume overall deals with the caesuras or turning point in the evolution of strategy. This chapter defines the subject by identifying such "ruptures" or caesuras which have brought about a major change in strategy. The examples include the confrontation of Roman legions with smaller mobile Barbarian units which would plague Europe with invasions long after the collapse of the Empire in the West; the clash between European chivalric formations and Turks, the rise of infantry, the advent of gunpowder, the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, the slow drift towards total war, the nuclear revolution, the RMA, and the judicialization of war as possible last turning point.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:69810
Additional Information:ISSN: 2268-3194
Publisher:Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire

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