Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871
  • Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871
  • Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871

Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871

by Arden Bucholz
     
 

"The Prussian Army invented modern war processes, and Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891) was the first modern war planner. His accomplishment was to develop, bring to fruition and validate the war processes invented during his lifetime. In this book, Arden Bucholz examines Moltke's work and the processes he utilized in each of the three wars of German unification: against… See more details below

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"The Prussian Army invented modern war processes, and Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891) was the first modern war planner. His accomplishment was to develop, bring to fruition and validate the war processes invented during his lifetime. In this book, Arden Bucholz examines Moltke's work and the processes he utilized in each of the three wars of German unification: against Denmark (1864), Austria (1865) and France (1870-71)." "Moltke's achievements have become a legacy for modern military strategists. The procedures he developed have been used in all of the wars of the twentieth century - the Persian Gulf War of 1991 may be its most interesting example - because they respond to the size, space, time and technology mandates of industrial mass warfare. This book describes and analyses these developments in a unique way, by using organizational, knowledge and learning theory, by looking closely at Moltke's life as a professional solider and by bringing little-known research in the field to a wider audience."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333687581
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
929,942
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Prussia: War, Theory and Moltke1
1Napoleon's Legacy and the Prussian Invention12
2Helmuth von Moltke, 1800-5725
3Moltke and the Prussian System, 1857-6350
4The Danish War, 186477
5The Austrian War, 1866103
6The French War, 1870-71139
Conclusion185
Notes196
Bibliography226
Index235

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