The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866

The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866

by Geoffrey Wawro
     
 

Geoffrey Wawro recounts the story of this crucial European war, from its diplomatic origins to its pivotal battles. This is the first history of the Austro-Prussian War in more than thirty years, and the first ever to be based upon extensive research in the political and military archives of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and England. Wawro has reconstructed the… See more details below

Overview

Geoffrey Wawro recounts the story of this crucial European war, from its diplomatic origins to its pivotal battles. This is the first history of the Austro-Prussian War in more than thirty years, and the first ever to be based upon extensive research in the political and military archives of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and England. Wawro has reconstructed the Austrian campaign, blow-by-blow, hour-by-hour. He divulges the secrets of Prussian military success, as well as the dismal, sometimes lurid reasons for Austria's military collapse and Italy's near collapse. The book is most notable for the light it sheds on the Habsburg war effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629515
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
909,616
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Strategy and tactics in 18666
2Origins of the Austro-Prussian War36
3War plans and mobilization50
4Italy declares war82
5Custoza100
6Podol, Vysokov, and Trautenau124
7Munchengratz, Burkersdorf, and Skalice156
8Jicin and Benedek's flight to Koniggratz181
9Koniggratz: Benedek's stand in the "Bystrice pocket"208
10Koniggratz: Moltke's envelopment238
11Aftermath: The peace and Europe, 1866-1914274
Bibliography297
Index309

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