Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. works of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, Battle Studies was first published in Paris ten years after.

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Along with Carl von Clausewitzhe was a major influence in France after the defeat of the French army in the Franco-Prussian Warand their attention to psychological and behavioral factors in combat was judged to be supremely important. This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. The Art Of War. Customers who bought this item also bought. Before du Picq began his famous manuscripts, the French military relied heavily upon the writings of former Chief of Staff Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini when it came to warfare.

I recommend it only for military historians and 19th century French historians. Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles.

Battle Studies

This alone can give an organization with which to fight fear. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August was 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.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If there was ever a reason to show why PTSD is so prevalent in troops, this is it Moreover, as du Picq impressively demonstrates, while all other circumstances change with time, the human batt,e remains the same, capable of just pifq much endurance, sacrifice, effort, and no more. About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: In sum, Ardant du Picq was a talented analyst and, had he lived, would have gained a fine reputation as a military historian.


This book is a historical watershed – the first to look at the behavior of men in combat as an emotional response rather than as a mechanical set of tactics or of just technology. This work was published in part in posthumously, and the complete text did not appear until Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, That is why this book and books like it are important to the student of military history, because they impart a little reality on the battle pucq and hopefully can help the reader in imagining movement on the battlefield beyond geometric shapes.

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 the army during World War I. Smith, baftle of The Embattled Self: You must have JavaScript studiee in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

Battle Studies by Ardant Du Picq is a work that deserves more recognition in the military community, particularly for those seeking a culture studkes in their particular branch of service.

Eschewing grand military theories and strategies, Ardant du Picq draws on his real-world experience, especially during the Crimean War and the Siege of Sebastopol studids he was captured, to examine what motivates a soldier to fight, what creates cohesion or disorder, what gives a commander tactical control, and what makes reason give way to instinct: Thus, from Caesar to Foch, the essential factor in war endures unmodified. His focus was no less unique: It is short, sweet, and fascinating throughout.


The Odyssey of an American Warrior. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August was 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.

Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

Ardant du Piq, Battle Studies: Military Thought from Aradnt to Hitler. Views Read Edit View history. Read books online for free at www. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. What would WWI look like had the French heard du Picq’s message instead of using his writings as the basis of the offensive school – a school that contributed to enormous casualties of the First World War.

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In general form, he states:. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List. From this comes the necessity for organizing the infantry company solidly David Grossman also goes well with this and references Du Picq often.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

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Battle Studies Modern War Studies. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The Face of Battle by John Keegan is another excellent book which could be read in conjunction with this one. Mar 26, Angelina Souren marked it as to-read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.