Art of war
"The" translation long awaited a classic of military thinking, presented and annotated by one of the best Renaissance literary scholars. In writing his Art of War, Nicolas Machiavelli intends to give to the Italian princes to defend their countries against the French invasion. For him, salvation lies in a return to ancient doctrines, in the tradition of the first conquerors like Alexander, Hannibal and Caesar. Embracing doctrine, history, tactics and strategy, the author gives the masterpiece of "military humanism". Jean-Yves Boriaud proposes a new translation and an original presentation of this classic military thinking, finally returning her exceptional modernity and authorizing Machiavelli to join Sun Tzu and Clausewitz in the pantheon of timeless theorists war phenomenon.