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Dell'arte della guerra ❮Download❯ ✤ Dell'arte della guerra ➻ Author Niccolò Machiavelli – 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 con Voltaire said Machiavelli taught Europe the art of war; it had long been practiced without being known For Niccolò Machiavelli war was war and victory the supreme aim to which all other considerations must Dell'arte della ePUB í be subordinated The Art of War is far from an anachronism—its pages outline fundamental uestions 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.

10 thoughts on “Dell'arte della guerra

  1. Mega Mega says:

    His writings are considered immoral he teaches you to be appear to be meek as a lamb but deadly as a lion How to conuer how to placate the importance of perception and how it is better to be feared than loved

  2. Knarik Knarik says:

    Good orders without military help are disordered A wise uestioner makes one considermany things and recognize many others that one would never have recognized without being asked War makes thieves and peace hangs them Auire fame as able not as good I am esteemed not so much because I understand war as because I also know how to counsel in peace DOn't keep beside you either too great lovers of peace or too great lovers of war A battle that you win cancels any other bad action of yours and viceversa One cannot make a foundation on other arms than one's own and one cannot order one's own arms otherwise than by way of militia Well ordered men armed as well as unarmed fear the laws One should change the heads each year from governement to government because the continued authority over the same place and men generates union that can be converted to prejudice Men do not suffer from things to which they are accustomed It is important for one to guard against being hit than it is important to hit the enemy Never order an army so that whoever fights ahead cannot be assisted by those posted behind No captain encamps near to the enemy unless the former is arranged to do battle any time the enemy wants For in war every other thing can in time be conuered Hunger alone in time conuers you Make your enemy suspect his own men in whom he confides Want the trouble to follow when the enemy flees rather than the danger of conuering them when they defend themselves Guard those places better by which you think you can be hurt less Nature produces few hardy men; industry and training makes many New and sudden things frighten armies Take counsel from many on the things that you must do; what you later want to do tell few You should never believe that the enemy does not know his business rather if you want to deceive yourself less and bring on less danger the he appears weak the enemy appears cautious so much the ought you to esteem be wary of him And in this you have to use two different means since you have to fear him with your thoughts and arrangements but by words and other external demonstrations show him how much you disparage him; for this latter method causes your soldiers to have hope in obtaining the victory the former makes you cautious and less apt to be deceived Confidence is instilled by arms organization fresh victories and the knowledge of the Captain Love of Country springs from nature Necessities can be many but that is the strongest which constrains you either to win or to die If you should have present in your army someone who keeps the enemy advised of your designs you cannot do better if you want to avail yourself of his evil intentions than to communicate to him those things you do not want to do and keep silent those things you want to do and tell him you are apprehensive of the things of which you are not apprehensive and conceal those things of which you are apprehensive which will cause the enemy to undertake some enterprise in the belief that he knows your designs in which you can deceive him and defeat him

  3. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    The only one of Machiavelli's major works to be published in his lifetime The Art of War is a survey of Machiavelli's opinions on the composition employment and leadership of an armyI found the introduction to this book by Neal Wood to be illuminating as it connected Machiavelli's views in this book to his other famous political works Discourses and The Prince It also discussed Machiavelli's sources most of his examples are from Greek and Roman history as befitting a Renaissance book and some of the details that he got wrongMachiavelli writes the book as a uestion and answer session with a military expert which became tedious as the participants kept flattering each other Machiavelli also takes great pains to describe the composition and formations of his ideal army which gets very long in words The diagrams provided in the appendix were much understandableOne of his interesting assertions is that armies and nations win because of their virtu which the translator left untranslated Virtu can be termed as both character and fighting spirit Machiavelli says it is built both through right living and also experience in warfare Because any country who conuers all its neighbors will end up losing experience in fighting Machiavelli asserts that every people will finally lose its virtu and be conuered by another but he does think that can be postponed someAfter beginning the book with this discussion which the introduction's author asserts connects The Art of War with Machiavelli's other works he moves into specific topics of how to attack with an army how to march an army how to camp an army how to attackdefend a city and the best characteristics of a general What I found most fascinating about this book was the correlaries with Unorthodox Strategies which I recently finished Although the authors and the events they describe were literally a world apart the principles they espouse are amazingly similar Both touch on rewards and punishments to keep discipline the effect of terrain supplying an army advance and retreat subterfuge and To me the most striking similar advice was to leave an avenue of escape for a retreating enemy because a cornered army will fight ferociously A sensible piece of advice but counterintuitive It seems principles of successful warfare were the same in Greece Rome or ChinaThis book adds some advice on artillery which was not treated in the Chinese military classics that I have read because they were written earlierWhile some of the book was tedious the treatment of strategy and the connections I found with other books I have read made me glad I finally got around to reading it

  4. Thomas Thomas says:

    Haven't read this in a while It's still a great read There are so many nuances and strategies that can be applied to all aspects of life not just war that can make your actions and decisions mutually beneficial for yourself and everyone involved

  5. Joshua Guest Joshua Guest says:

    Nothing like Sun Tzu's timeless treatise of the same name Disappointing

  6. Vincent Vincent says:

    When most people hear the name Machiavelli they probably consider him a one trick pony for The Prince In reality Machiavelli was a prolific writer but his political treatise overpowers anything elseThe Art of War is an interesting discussion of how armies should be armed and organized The treatise is organized into several books and is shown as a discussion between three characters one of which is Machiavelli Based on his knowledge of Roman organization combined with the technology of the day he lays out a clear and well thought out plan to organize Italy's armies This is not just a theoretical work but one which was put into practice as well At one point he was in charge of Florence's military forces; disregarding mercenaries in favor of citizen soldiers This paid off as well as the city's forces defeated an invasion from another city stateAs a practical philosophy this might not translate fully into today's world with discussions of archers and cavalry but it has some overarching themes that still resonate The reliance on citizen soldiers who are professional and dedicated to the state still hold true today This might not be useful for everyone interested in modern military theory but it does have useful insight in the development of military organization and as a historical document

  7. James James says:

    This is a grind I have read Art of War by Sun Tzu and On War abridged by Clausewitz Both of those were philosophical and got boring when they got into specific tactics This book is incredibly boring as it is almost entirely obviously antiuated tactics It is also rather poorly written or perhaps it's just a bad translation It is a completely flat writing style put in the form of a dialogue about war tactics There is none of the charm aphorism or wit seen in his infamous The Prince or the even better Discourses on Livy It's a shame too as Machiavelli considered it his bestIt is also a shame to me because I had uite enjoyed learning and about Machiavelli and assumed this would be of the same I think it would be a far better use of time to re read Discourses or one of the many Machiavelli biographies There are a few on the TBR list beyond the two I read this past summer

  8. P.H. Wilson P.H. Wilson says:

    Real rating 810It is a book on military strategy not a philosophical tome Though most works only become philosophical thanks to the retroactive nature of the scholars that come centuries later One should not fault the work simply because you assumed that the author wrote only in one genre Would one lambaste Beatrix Potter's early work because they thought her book on mushrooms would be about anthropomorphic ones rather than the scientific nature that it was That fault lies with the reader Those looking for Machiavelli's cynical humour are out of luck So what is left if there is no philosophy or wit A work that lays the foundation for war in Europe for the next four hundred years And why is this of interest To uote John Adams I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy

  9. Irka Irka says:

    An entertaining reading In some cases you can think that over past years nothing has changed most people tend to think that it was easoer to live and to fight in previous centuries

  10. Greg Brozeit Greg Brozeit says:

    Machiavelli is in my view among the most misunderstood of thinkers In this series of discourses he provides some insights into the nature of war and the military that were as profound when he wrote them as they are commonplace today militias vs standing armies preparing for veterans tying military goals to those of the general welfareHe also warned of weak “princes” who failed to understand the interconnectivity between the civil and political life and “need only know how to dream up witty replies in his study; write a beautiful letter; display intelligence and readiness in his conversation and his speech; weave a fraud; adorn himself with gems and gold; sleep and eat in a splendid style than others; surround himself with a large number of courtesans; conduct himself in a miserly and arrogant manner with his subjects; rot in laziness; give military positions as favors; despise anyone who had shown them any praiseworthy path; and expect that their pronouncements be taken as oracles” Did he foresee Trump half a millennium ago

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