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作者 Hughes, Daniel J., 1946- author
書名 Imperial Germany and war, 1871-1918 / Daniel J. Hughes and Richard L. DiNardo
出版項 Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2018
國際標準書號 9780700626007 (hardback)
9780700626014 (ebook)
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  UA712 .H84 2018    在架上    30610020571477
說明 xiii, 681 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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系列 Modern war studies
附註 "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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-674) and index
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
主題 Germany. Heer -- History
Germany. Heer -- Organization
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1871-1918
Germany -- History, Military -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
HISTORY / Military / World War I. bisacsh
HISTORY / Europe / Germany. bisacsh
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century. bisacsh
Alt Author DiNardo, R. L., author
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