Forgot your password?  

On War Summary
Carl von Clausewitz

Everything you need to understand or teach On War by Carl von Clausewitz.

  • On War Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 eBook
  • ...and more
  • 30 On War Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

On War Summary

Plot Summary

On War (Vom Kriege) is one of the great works of military strategy and theory in history, standing among such great works as The Art of War. On War was written by the Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz following the Napoleonic Wars. Clausewitz had been stunned by how totally Napoleon had dominated Europe and how he had appeared to change the nature of modern warfare, creating a larger scale war than Europe had arguably ever seen. Thus, one purpose of On War is to break war down into its constituent elements so that a comprehensive theory of war can be developed.

Clausewitz wrote during the age of the great imperial Nation-States in the West, prior to widespread democratic government and following the medieval period. Thus On War concerns military conflicts between states. It does not speak to the conflicts of civil wars, rebellion, secession or terrorism. Clausewitz focuses...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The On War Study Pack contains about 373 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

On War Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

On War Lesson Plans contain 135 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook
You might also be interested in: