Treatise on Partisan Warfare

They also provide extensive scholarly notations with the text, explaining people, places, and events during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, where Ewald had extensive experience as a company commander in the Hessian Field ...


Author: Johann von Ewald

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015025004188

Category: History

Page: 178

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This translation of Johann Ewald's classic essay, Abhandlung Uber den kleinen Krieg, published in 1785, describes light infantry tactics in an era of heavy infantry formations. Robert Selig and David Skaggs comment on Ewald's treatise on partisan warfare and its relevance to current military doctrine. They also provide extensive scholarly notations with the text, explaining people, places, and events during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, where Ewald had extensive experience as a company commander in the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps. This first English translation should be of real interest to historians of American Revolution and pre-Napoleonic warfare and of special use to military professionals today in the Army and Marine Corps. Captain Ewald, eventually a Major General in the Danish Army, describes the recruiting and training of light infantry troops, and discusses their use both in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution at length. He provides illuminating insights into light infantry tactics and doctrine.

Partisan Warfare


Author: Alexander Ratcliffe


ISBN: OCLC:38008717

Category: Guerrilla warfare

Page: 202

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Partisans Guerillas and Irregulars

Abhandlung über den Kleinen Kreig (Treatise on Partisan Warfare) provided a practical approach or how-to for the use of light troops. As the editors of Ewald's treatise note, light troop use had along history before Ewald, so the book's ...


Author: Steven D. Smith

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817320201

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Essays that explore the growing field of conflict archaeology Within the last twenty years, the archaeology of conflict has emerged as a valuable subdiscipline within anthropology, contributing greatly to our knowledge and understanding of human conflict on a global scale. Although archaeologists have clearly demonstrated their utility in the study of large-scale battles and sites of conventional warfare, such as camps and forts, conflicts involving asymmetric, guerilla, or irregular warfare are largely missing from the historical record. Partisans, Guerillas, and Irregulars: Historical Archaeology of Asymmetric Warfare presents recent examples of how historical archaeology can contribute to a better understanding of asymmetric warfare. The volume introduces readers to this growing study and to its historic importance. Contributors illustrate how the wide range of traditional and new methods and techniques of historiography and archaeology can be applied to expose critical actions, sacrifices, and accomplishments of competing groups representing opposing philosophies and ways of life, which are otherwise lost in time. The case studies offered cover significant events in American and world history, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, Indian wars in the Southeast and Southwest, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Prohibition, and World War II. All such examples used here took place at a local or regional level, and several were singular events within a much larger and more complex historic movement. While retained in local memory or tradition, and despite their potential importance, they are poorly, and incompletely addressed in the historic record. Furthermore, these conflicts took place between groups of significantly different cultural and military traditions and capabilities, most taking on a “David vs. Goliath” character, further shaping the definition of asymmetric warfare.

Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare

The Development of Doctrine 198 convenient guise of “partisan warfare,'' made looting and pillaging a profitable ... While Lenin was penning his treatise on “partisan war,” the terrorist phase of the first Russian revolution was ...


Author: Sam C. Sarkesian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351492973

Category: Political Science

Page: 623

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'Revolution' is a word that causes fear in some, exhilaration in others, and confusion in most. Originally used to describe a restoration, it eventually came to mean a sweeping, sudden attack on an existing order. Human history has borne witness to a variety of national and social revolutions - population revolution, revolution of ideas, technological revolution, and revolution in education. Simultaneously, there has been a proliferation of literature on revolution, armed struggle, and violence aimed at unseating policies and leadership of governments and societies.Revolutionary struggles are more than simply armed internal conflict; they involve the essence of the political system. The desire to make such phenomena understandable often leads to oversimplification. Attempts to encompass their multi-dimensional nature, on the other hand, can become immersed in complexities, ambiguities, and misinterpretations. The perspective of this classic volume, available in paperback for the first time, is that revolution is here to stay. Guerrilla warfare, according to Sarkesian, is a particularly useful strategy for the weak, the frustrated, the alienated, and seekers of power against existing regimes. The collected works in this volume examine the social roots of revolution, development of strategy and tactics, practice in city and countryside, dilemmas of attackers and defenders.The actors and thinkers collected and analyzed here range from leading political analysts, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, and officials as well as practitioners of guerrilla warfare. This core text with primary sources in the area of war, revolution, and insurgence develops an understanding of revolution, traces the growth of guerilla doctrine, and studies the specifics of revolutionary and counterrevolutionary guerilla warfare.

Special Warfare

Special Warfare Treatise on Partisan Warfare . By Johann Ewald . Translated by Robert A. Selig and David C. Skaggs . Westport , Conn .: Greenwood Press , 1991. ISBN : 0-313-27350-2 ( cloth ) . 178 pages . $ 45 . TREATISE ON PARTISAN ...




ISBN: MSU:31293201273087

Category: Military art and science


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Understanding Modern Warfare

Ewald, Treatise on Partisan Warfare, pp. 68,80, 114, 183. J. F. C. Fuller provides a concise summary of, and considerable praise for, this work in his British Light Infantry in the Nineteenth Century (London: Hutchinson, 1925), pp.


Author: David Jordan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107134195

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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A fully revised and updated new edition of this leading introduction to the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book combines analysis of key concepts, theory and military doctrine with reference to relevant examples from history, and integrates the land, sea and air environments.

Guerrilla Warfare

The return of this book is due on the date indicated below ) U240 M23 Maguire , Thomas Miller Guerrilla or partisan warfare . London , H. Rees , Ltd. , 1904 . Treatise on guerrilla warfare all over the world .


Author: United States Army Artillery and Missile School (Fort Sill, Okla.). Library


ISBN: UVA:X030790185

Category: Guerrilla warfare

Page: 29

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Contains a list of items about guerrilla warfare in the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School Library.

Invisible Armies An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Thirteenth Amendment, 218–19, 224 Thirty Years' War, 46, 51, 59 second, 273 Thomas,Lowell, 284 Thompson, Robert, 383, 385, ... 282,283 Transvaal, 124,186, 187,189,195, 197 Treacy, Sean, 247–48 Treatise on Partisan Warfare (von Ewald), 63.


Author: Max Boot

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871403506

Category: History

Page: 784

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“Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.”—John Nagl, Wall Street Journal Invisible Armies presents an entirely original narrative of warfare, which demonstrates that, far from the exception, loosely organized partisan or guerrilla warfare has been the dominant form of military conflict throughout history. New York Times best-selling author and military historian Max Boot traces guerrilla warfare and terrorism from antiquity to the present, narrating nearly thirty centuries of unconventional military conflicts. Filled with dramatic analysis of strategy and tactics, as well as many memorable characters—from Italian nationalist Guiseppe Garibaldi to the “Quiet American,” Edward Lansdale—Invisible Armies is “as readable as a novel” (Michael Korda, Daily Beast) and “a timely reminder to politicians and generals of the hard-earned lessons of history” (Economist).

Sixty Years War for the Great Lakes 1754 1814

Johann von Ewald, Treatise on Partisan Warfare, trans. and ed ... Thomas Auguste Le Roy de Grandmaison, A Treatise, on the Military Service, of Light Horse, and Light Infantry, in the Field and Fortified Places, trans.


Author: David Curtis Skaggs

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781609172183

Category: History

Page: 446

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The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes contains twenty essays concerning not only military and naval operations, but also the political, economic, social, and cultural interactions of individuals and groups during the struggle to control the great freshwater lakes and rivers between the Ohio Valley and the Canadian Shield. Contributing scholars represent a wide variety of disciplines and institutional affiliations from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Collectively, these important essays delineate the common thread, weaving together the series of wars for the North American heartland that stretched from 1754 to 1814. The war for the Great Lakes was not merely a sideshow in a broader, worldwide struggle for empire, independence, self-determination, and territory. Rather, it was a single war, a regional conflict waged to establish hegemony within the area, forcing interactions that divided the Great Lakes nationally and ethnically for the two centuries that followed.