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Une étude d'histoire militaire instruite par la Théorie des jeux et quelques amplifications Méthodologiques
Abstract: The paper suggests that military history should be
subjected to modelling based on the mathematical theories of rational
choice, and especially the theory of games. This suggestion primarily
concerns military events that have already been reported in narratives
focusing on the agents' instrumental rationality, such as Clausewitz's
narrative of the Waterloo campaign.
Keywords: military history; rational choice theories; game theory; zero-sum; two person games; analytical narrative; narrative; historical event; Napoléon; Blücher; Grouchy; Waterloo; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C02; C70; (follow links to similar papers)
52 pages, March 1, 2007
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