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Enlightened Soldier Scharnhorst and the Militarische Gesellschaft in Berlin, 1801-1805

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ISBN-10: 0275929361

ISBN-13: 9780275929367

Edition: 1989

Authors: Charles E. White

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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, and objective analysis of its members; Scharnhorst's particular contributions.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/17/1988
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 259
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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
Appendixes
Index