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Author Hughes, Daniel J., 1946- author.

Title Imperial Germany and war, 1871-1918 / Daniel J. Hughes and Richard L. DiNardo.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  355.40943 H874i 2018    ---  Available
Description xiii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Summary "An in-depth, finely detailed portrait of the German Army from its greatest victory in 1871 to its final collapse in 1918, this volume offers the most comprehensive account ever given of one of the critical pillars of the German Empire--and a chief architect of the military and political realities of late nineteenth-century Europe. Written by two of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918 examines the most essential components of the imperial German military system, with an emphasis on such foundational areas as theory, doctrine, institutional structures, training, and the officer corps. In the period between 1871 and 1918, rapid technological development demanded considerable adaptation and change in military doctrine and planning. Consequently, the authors focus on theory and practice leading up to World War I and upon the variety of adaptations that became necessary as the war progressed--with unique insights into military theorists from Clausewitz to Moltke the Elder, Moltke the Younger, Schlichting, and Schlieffen. Ranging over the entire history of the German Empire, Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918 presents a picture of unprecedented scope and depth of one of the most widely studied, criticized, and imitated organizations in the modern world. The book will prove indispensable to an understanding of the Imperial German Army."-- Provided by publisher.
"This erudite volume provides a fine-grain portrait of the Imperial German army from its greatest victory in 1871 to its final collapse in 1918. Written by two of the scholarly world's leading authorities, it offers meticulous research into the German sources, judicious verdicts on men and events, and a sweep broader than any previous work on the subject. Hughes and DiNardo have produced an indispensable book, one that will dominate the narrative on the German Army for decades"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. The Mid-Nineteenth-Century Foundations -- 2. The Prussian Theory of War from Clausewitz to Moltke -- 3. Institutional Developments, 1871-1914 -- 4. German Theory and Doctrine to 1914 -- 5. The Schlieffen Era: Strategic Planning, 1890-1905 -- 6. German Strategic Planning, 1906-1914 -- 7. The Test of 1914 -- 8. Adjusting to the Demands of Prolonged War -- 9. The Third OHL: Strategic and Tactical Change, 1917-1918 -- 10. The Final Test, 1918 -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Germany. Heer -- History.
Germany. Heer -- Organization.
Germany. Heer. (OCoLC)fst00534549
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1871-1918.
Germany -- History, Military -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany.
HISTORY / Military / World War I.
HISTORY / Europe / Germany.
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century.
Armies -- Organization. (OCoLC)fst00814815
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1871-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Added Author DiNardo, R. L., author.
ISBN 9780700626007 hardcover
070062600X hardcover
9780700626014 electronic book

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