Moltke and the German Wars 1864 1871

This book describes and analyzes these developments in a unique way, by using organisational, knowledge and learning theory, by looking closely at Moltke's life as a professional soldier and by bringing little-known research in the field to ...

Author: Arden Bucholz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137037992

Category: History

Page: 240

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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, Bucholz examines Moltke's work and the processes he utilised 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 - beacuse they respond to the size, space, time and technology mandates of industrial mass warfare. This book describes and analyzes these developments in a unique way, by using organisational, knowledge and learning theory, by looking closely at Moltke's life as a professional soldier and by bringing little-known research in the field to a wider audience.

Moltke and the German Wars 1864 1871

This book describes and analyzes these developments in a unique way, by using organisational, knowledge and learning theory, by looking closely at Moltke's life as a professional soldier and by bringing little-known research in the field to ...

Author: Arden Bucholz

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0333687574

Category: History

Page: 240

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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, Bucholz examines Moltke's work and the processes he utilised 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 - beacuse they respond to the size, space, time and technology mandates of industrial mass warfare. This book describes and analyzes these developments in a unique way, by using organisational, knowledge and learning theory, by looking closely at Moltke's life as a professional soldier and by bringing little-known research in the field to a wider audience.

Helmuth Von Moltke

The volume suggests that the General Staff was a pioneer of what became known in the twentieth century as 'operations research', establishing some of the framework for the modern economics of transportation.

Author: Arden Bucholz

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ISBN: 0415702003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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This detailed and comprehensive book offers the first modern biography of Helmuth Von Moltke, a major progenitor of the processes modern great powers use to engage in large-scale warfare. Drawing upon the author's own previously published works, Moltke, Schlieffen and Prussian War Planning and Moltke and the German Wars, 1864-1871, it also contains original research. The volume suggests that the General Staff was a pioneer of what became known in the twentieth century as 'operations research', establishing some of the framework for the modern economics of transportation. However, Moltke was much more than just a Prussian soldier and strategist. He was a best-selling author (travel writings, love letters), pioneer cartographer (Asia Minor, Rome, Silesia), dedicated lover and devoted husband, legislator, linguist, family leader, music lover, and spa devotee. Helmuth Von Moltke will appeal to students of military history and strategy, as well as historians of nineteenth century Germany.

War and the Engineers

The Perils of Anarchy: Contemporary Realism and International Security. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995. Bucholz, Arden. Moltke and the German Wars, 18641871. New York: Palgrave, 2OO1. - —. Moltke, Schlieffen, and Prussian War Planning.

Author: Keir A. Lieber

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501724466

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Do some technologies provoke war? Do others promote peace? Offense-defense theory contends that technological change is an important cause of conflict: leaders will be tempted to launch wars when they believe innovation favors attackers over defenders. Offense-defense theory is perhaps best known from the passionate and intricate debates about first-strike capability and deterrence stability during the cold war, but it has deeper historical roots, remains a staple in international relations theorizing, and drives modern arms control policymaking. In War and the Engineers, the first book systematically to test the logical and empirical validity of offense-defense theory, Keir A. Lieber examines the relationships among politics, technology, and the causes of war. Lieber's cases explore the military and political implications of the spread of railroads, the emergence of rifled small arms and artillery, the introduction of battle tanks, and the nuclear revolution. Lieber incorporates the new historiography of World War I, which draws on archival materials that only recently became available, to challenge many common beliefs about the conflict. The author's central conclusion is that technology is neither a cause of international conflict nor a panacea; instead, power politics remains paramount.

Victories Are Not Enough Limitations of the German Way of War

Hughes, Moltke, On the Art of War, pp. 128-129. 50. Ibid., p. 36. 51. As noted by Arden Bucholz in his work, Moltke and the German Wars, 1864- 1871, New York: Palgrave Publications, 2001, pp. 135-138, William I initially had serious ...

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ISBN: 9781428916487

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The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set

Such wars would be both long and devastating, a calculation that informed his military planning and which he made public in a speech to the German parliament, the Reichstag, ... Bucholz, A. (2001) Moltke and the German Wars, 18641871.

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405190374

Category: History

Page: 2944

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This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

German Diplomatic Relations 1871 1945

The Prussians had outstanding leadership with General Helmuth von Moltke and his General Staff.29 In 1866, ... the German Wars, 1864-1871 (London: Palgrave, 2001); and Trevor N. Dupuy, A Genius for War: The German Army and General Staff ...

Author: William Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595850723

Category: History

Page: 406

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The continuity issue has been a theme in German historiography for half a century. Historians have examined the foreign policy of Wilhelmine and Nazi Germany that led to two world wars. Dr. William Young examines the continuity of German Foreign Office influence in the formulation of foreign policy under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck (1862-1890), Kaiser William II (1888-1918), the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), and Adolf Hitler (1933-1945). He stresses the role and influence of strong German leaders in the making of policy and the conduct of foreign relations. German Diplomatic Relations 1871-1945 will be of value to individuals interested in the history of Germany, Modern Europe, and International Relations.

The German Wars

The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866. Solihull, England: Helion and Company, Ltd., 2010. Bucholz, Arden. Moltke and the German Wars, 18641871. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. Craig, Gordon.

Author: Michael Palmer

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781616739850

Category: History

Page: 256

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The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945 outlines the history of European warfare from the Wars of German Unification to the end of the World War II. The title aside, the book is not be another history of the German military; it takes a much broader approach looking at political, social, economic, and military developments across Europe, and the United States during the period. The “German War” part of the title is there because Germany plays the central part in the story. But the key element threading its way through this volume is the Industrial Revolution.

Austria Prussia and Germany 1806 1871

... A. , Moltke and the German Wars , 1864-1871 ( London , 2001 ) Carr , W. , The Origins of the Wars of German Unification ( London , 1991 ) Clark , C.W. , Franz Joseph and Bismarck : The Diplomacy of Austria before the War of 1866 ...

Author: John Breuilly (political science)

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582437393

Category: History

Page: 202

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In this important new survey of the Austro-Prussian relationship and its impact on Germany, John Breuilly considers Germany's relations with interior and exterior states during the first half of the nineteenth century. Focusing on the rise of nationalism and the causes of political ascendancy, Breuilly follows the struggle over German lands, between France on the one hand and Austria and Prussia on the other. Once Austria and Prussia had managed to wrest supremacy in Germany away from France and reorganised the German lands in 1814-15, the two cooperated for more than three decades in joint control of Germany under Austrian leadership. The second half of the book traces the collapse of this cooperative relationship and its dramatic conclusion in the 1866 war of supremacy, when Prussia decisively defeated Austria. Was Prussia's victory inevitable, or was it an accident? Breuilly weighs up the evidence in masterly fashion and shows how the different approaches reflect above all shifts of interest within historical study.

The Evolution of Operational Art

... Kessel, Moltke, 538ff., and Arden Bucholz, Moltke and the German Wars, 18641871 (New York: Palgrave, 2001), 155ff., stand out for perception and clarity. 30. Terence Zuber, The Moltke Myth: German War Planning, 1857–1871 (Lanham, ...

Author: John Andreas Olsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199599486

Category: History

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Broadly defined as the grey area between strategy and tactics, operational art spans the theory and practice of planning and conducting campaigns and major operations aimed at accomplishing strategic and operational objectives in a given theatre of operations. An intermediate link between strategy and tactics has always existed, but a distinct concept that encompasses a systematic and deliberate plan of campaign for major operations is a mere two hundred years old. Based on country specific case-studies, this book describes how the concepts that underpin operational art originated, how they received practical expression in various campaigns, and how they developed over time. The point of departure is the campaigns of 'the God of War', Napoleon Bonaparte. The book then proceeds with chapters on the evolution of operational art in Prussia / Germany, the Soviet Union / Russia, the United Kingdom, United States, Israel, and China. The final chapter deals with the future of operational art in irregular warfare. Theory is critical to refining and improving existing methods of applying operational warfare, and its importance cannot be overstated; however, to be useful, theory and its accompanying vocabulary must be combined with a proper examination of historical trends and practical experience. The present volume attempts to achieve that combination. This book is a project of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.