War for the Every Day Generals, Knowledge, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe, 1680-1740

Innbundet / 1999 / Engelsk

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1999
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War for the Every Day Generals, Knowledge, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe, 1680-1740

Innbundet / 1999 / Engelsk
A study of operational warfare in the Habsburg old regime, 1683-1740, which recreates everyday warfare and the lives of the generals conducting it, this book goes beyond the battlefield to examine the practical skills of war needed in an agricultural landscape of pastures, woods, and water. Although sieges, forages, marches, and raids are universally considered crucial aspects of old regime warfare, no study of operational or maneuver warfare in this period has ever been published. Early modern warfare had an operational component which required that soldiers possess or learn many skills grounded in the agricultural economy, and this requirement led to an economy of knowledge in which the civil and military sectors exchanged skilled labor. Many features of scientific warfare thought to be initiated by Enlightenment reformers were actually implicit in the informal structures of armies of the late 1680-1740 period.In this period, the Habsburg dynasty maintained an army of more than 100,000 men, and hundreds of generals. This book might be called a labor history of these generals, revealing their regional, social, and educational backgrounds. It also details the careerist dimensions of another neglected aspect of the early modern general's work, the creation of military theory. Theory arose naturally from staff work and commanded wide interest among both high-ranking officers for professional reasons, and for its significant impact on service politics.
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A study of operational warfare in the Habsburg old regime, 1683-1740, which recreates everyday warfare and the lives of the generals conducting it, this book goes beyond the battlefield to examine the practical skills of war needed in an agricultural landscape of pastures, woods, and water.
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Introduction Tactics, Operations, and the Economy of Knowledge "The Generation of 1683": The Emperor's Generals, 1686-1723 Administering War in an Age of Reason: Staff Generals through 1740 Generals as Engineers Generals at War: Emperor Versus Sultan, Khevenhuller Versus Schmettau, 1737-1739 Conclusion Appendix Bibliography
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?[A]n original and useful contribution to early modern military history.?-The Journal of Military History"YAn original and useful contribution to early modern military history."-The Journal of Military History"[A]n original and useful contribution to early modern military history."-The Journal of Military History
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A study of operational warfare in the Habsburg old regime, 1683-1740, which recreates everyday warfare and the lives of the generals conducting it, this book goes beyond the battlefield to examine the practical skills of war employed in an agricultural landscape of pastures, woods, and water.
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ERIK A. LUND received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto in the spring of 1997./e Currently he is working on a two-volume study of the substructural history of strategy.
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ISBN13
9780313310416
Publisert
1999
Utgiver
Vendor
Praeger Publishers Inc
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
256
Se alle
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