Background Key Concepts of Jomini to Continental Strategy Jomini’s Ideas and their Validation on the Nature of Warfare Contributions in Advancing Strategic. interpreting his contributions to strategy and the art of war: Antoine Henri Jomini ( ) and Carl von Clausewitz (%. ). The purpose of this. Baron Antoine Reuri Jomini is generally recognized as the dominant military strategist tactics and strategy, particularly that of the South, and the inevitable.

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In censuring my works, General Bismark has availed himself of his rights, not only in virtue of his claim to reprisals, but because every book is made to be judged and controverted.

The works of Clausewitz have been ztrategy useful, although it is often less by the ideas of the author, than by the contrary ideas to which he gives birth. One example of a direct borrowing from On War: Purely military history has furnished, in France as in Germany, writings so jominu sincethat their nomenclature alone would form a pamphlet.

In the Spanish campaign of his advice was often of the highest value to the marshal, but Jomini quarrelled with his chief, and he was left almost at the mercy of his numerous enemies, especially Dtrategy Alexandre Berthierthe emperor’s chief of staff.

Jomini’s military writings are easy to unfairly caricature: If we still await his chef-d’oeuvreit must be owned that some good works have appeared within the last thirty years; in this number we must put the war in Spain of Foy; the summary of military events of Mathieu H.

Inafter trying without success to bring about a political understanding between France and Russia, Jomini was called to St Petersburg to act as a military adviser to the Tsar during the Crimean War.

The summary of the art of war, which I submit to the public, was written originally for the instruction of an august prince, and in view of the numerous additions which I have just made to it, I flatter syrategy that it will be worthy of its destination.

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Antoine Henri Jomini

Jomini, ou de le Devin de Napoleon. This is not the place to delve terribly deeply into the arcane theoretical details of these two men’s work.

Napoleon’s successes in Italy at Lodi, Castiglione, ojmini Lonato inspired Jomini to begin to write on military matters, and he began to study comparative warfare in earnest.

His parents, of Italian descent, were of modest means and gave their son a good education. As I have said in my chapter of principles, published by itself inthe art of war has existed in all time, and strategy especially was the same under Caesar as under Napoleon.

Jomini’s arrogance, irascibility, and naked ambition often led to friction with his fellows and eventually to a falling-out with Ney. Naval Institute Press, He drew his theoretical and practical prescriptions from his experiences in the Stratdgy wars.

See also Christoph M. He dealt at length with a number of practical subjects logistics, seapower that Clausewitz had largely ignored. Clearly, he did on some level greatly admire Clausewitz’s work.

Antoine-Henri Jomini – Wikipedia

Unfortunately, the latter translation omits this revealing essay on the state of military theory as Jomini perceived it around I wrote in the course of the yeara volume which I presented, at first, to M. He expressed his bitterness in a number of sneers e. I perceived that this secret consisted in the very simple manoeuvre of carrying the bulk of his forces upon a single wing of the hostile army; and Lloyd soon came to fortify me in this conviction.

War in its ensemble is NOT a science, but an art.

The Present Theory of War and Its Utility

Jomini is generally seen as Clausewitz’s most influential competitor as a military theorist. In the third rank we shall place the histories of Toulongeon and of Servan.

Following the peace of Tilsit, he was created Baron of the Empire on July 27,in recognition of his service. A child of the Enlightenment, he sought to determine the laws of military strategy, inviolate scientific principles that could be followed to wage a successful war.

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Strategy, particularly, may indeed be regulated by fixed laws resembling those of the positive sciences, but this is not true of war viewed as a whole. Strayegy such books have been able to contribute to the propagation of this error, it must be owned however that they contributed also to perfecting the regulations of on manoeuvres, the only result which it was possible to expect from them.

Later, in On Straetgy, he would be quite skeptical on all these matters.

Jomini: The Present Theory of War and Its Utility

Little, Brown, and Company, ; reprinted Westport, Conn.: Gatzke, Principles of War49 p39 jomoni Cochenhausen, Grundsatze. He died at Passy only a year before the Franco-Prussian War of — Jomini served in strateyy campaign, serving on Ney’s staff.

These points are most easily found in the bibliographical essay which opened the original French edition of the Summary” Notice: Dumas, and the manuscripts of Fain; although the second is wanting in firm points of view, and the last sins through too much partiality. The remaining notes are from the original. At the same epoch when Clausewitz seemed thus to apply himself to sapping the basis of the science, a work of a totally opposite nature appeared in France, that of the Marquis de Ternay, a French emigre in the service of England.

Air Strategu and Staff College, April More importantly, a point that Napoleon commented upon, was the fact that he was a Stategy citizen, not a Frenchman. Anything that could not be reached by the meager wisdom of such one-sided points of view was held to be beyond scientific control: Antoine Henri Jomini Baron Antoine Henri Jomini drew on his experience in the armies of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte to write the first systematic study of military strategy.

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