Under the order of the Emperor from to , Jomini is called “Le Devin ( seer) de Napoléon”. Since , he is named aide-de-camp of Tsar Alexandre 1st. Antoine-Henri Jomini was the most celebrated writer on the Napoleonic art of war . Jomini was present at most of the most important battles of the Napoleonic. Books by baron de Antoine Henri Jomini. Showing 6 Results Books: Advanced Special Edition. Jun 26, by Antoine Henri De Jomini and G. H. Mendell.
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These reasons show why Jomini explained the phenomenon of war stricto sensu. Under Bonaparte, the French had revolutionized warfare by decentralizing command, using a predominately conscripted force and vesting both political and military power in a single leader.
Great tactician, military writer, Jomini wrote the Treaty of the Great Tactic, the Treaty of the great military operations and a lot of books. InAntoine-henei was once again in Paris, this time working for the military equipment manufacturers Delpont. Retrieved from ” https: His operational prescription was fundamentally simple: More information I accept.
He included a critical history of the military actions of Frederick II, “the Great,” during the Seven Years’ War, contrasting them unfavorably with the battles waged by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Like Clausewitz, however, his focus remained on the Napoleonic “great battle” rather than the more modern war composed of multiple armed encounters.
As with many theoreticians of war, he had a tendency to apply principles where there were was sometimes only intuition, chance or accident Lee Kennett. The die was cast… He is said to have remarked to close friend the day before changing sides: However, he refrained from participating in the operations against France and retired to Zurich.
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 Louis Alexandre Berthierthe emperor’s chief of staff. Until his retirement in he was principally employed in the military education of the Tsarevich Nicholas afterwards Emperor and in the organization of the Russian staff collegewhich was established in and bore its original name of the Nicholas Academy up to the October Revolution of Antoine-Henri, Baron Jomini French: A few days later, during the Battle of Dresden 27 August,Moreau had both his legs blown off by a cannon ball, dying later of his wounds.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In he became chief of staff to Ney, who commanded the most important corps in the army. Jomini was subsequently moved to the post of governor of Smolensk. One of his last essays dealt with the Austro-Prussian War of and the influence of the breech-loading rifle. Overtures had been made to him, as early asto enter the Russian service, but Napoleon, hearing of his intention to leave the French army, compelled him to remain in the service with the rank of general of brigade.
As a critic of military policy, Jomini succeeded for the first time in fixing divisions between strategytactics, and logistics.
On suffering an attack of rheumatism, he was to ask for and obtain four months leave. Vom Krieg On warthe book by Carl von Clausewitz was published after his death by his antine-henri Marie von Clausewitz 3 vol. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Only 4 left in stock more on the way. Jomini was born in Switzerland, served in Napoleon’s army from toand then joined jimini army anotine-henri Tsar Alexander I.
Inhe was a currency exchange agent in Paris. In this work, published in eight volumes between and and translated as Treatise on Grand Military Operations, Jomini presented an overview of the general principles of warfare. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The emperor expressed a wish for Jomini to remain with him. This page has been accessed 4, times.
Among Jomini’s iomini writings was a well-received Life of Napoleon and a political and military history of Napoleon’s Waterloo campaign. Usually ships within 1 to 2 months. 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. As a Swiss patriot and as a French officer, he declined to take part in the passage of the Rhine at Basel and the subsequent invasion of France.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jomini had not had the same intellectual crisis L. Do not miss Divinum on Tour Starred restaurants. The defense of Ney almost cost Jomini his position in the Russian service. Apart from love of his own country, the desire to study, to teach and to practise the art of war was his ruling motive.
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As chief of the staff of Ney’s group of corps, he rendered distinguished services before and at the Battle of Bautzenand he was recommended for the rank of general of division. In Jomini became aide-de-camp to Nicholas I with the rank of general in chief. More importantly, a point that Antoine-henfi commented upon, was the fact that he was a Swiss citizen, not a Frenchman.
German Edition Jun 20, Jomini died in Paris in Among other things, combats may be mentioned as often being quite independent of scientific combinations, and they may become essentially dramatic, personal qualities and inspirations and a thousand other things frequently being the controlling elements.
Jomini-style history emphasized maps, with every unit and its strength clearly marked, with arrows to show movement of forces. Italian Edition Dec 08, Jomini was thus engaged when the retreat from Moscow and the uprising of Prussia transferred the seat of war to central Germany.
At Eylau, Jomini was in the cemetery, alongside Napoleon, under a hail of bullets. Once he left Napoleon’s service, he maintained himself and his reputation primarily through prose.
Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Jomini emphasized the capture of major points and the importance of superior numbers and lines of operation, and he advocated the employment of speed and maneuver rather than battle whenever possible.