Enlightened Soldier Scharnhorst and the Militarische Gesellschaft in Berlin, 1801-1805
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This volume explores the essence of German military professionalism as exemplified by the nineteenth century Prussian German Staff. The study focuses on the most important Prussian military reformer--Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst, who in 1801 founded the Militarische Gesellschaft (Military Society) in Berlin. The Gesellschaft became the focal point for the transformation of the Prussian army from a robotic war machine into a modern fighting force that was instrumental in defeating Napolean in 1813 and in 1815. The author examines the following elements of this military society: its membership; the specifics of its agenda; the intellect, imagination, and habits of thought, reflection,…
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/17/1988
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction: War in the Enlightenment Scharnhorst and the Classical Tradition|
|The Militarische Gesellschaft in Berlin|
|The Revolution in Warfare An Aristocracy of Education Translating Theory into Practice Organization and Intellect|
|Epilogue: The Enlightened Soldier|