The Resource A history of militarism : civilian and military, by Alfred Vagts

A history of militarism : civilian and military, by Alfred Vagts

Label
A history of militarism : civilian and military
Title
A history of militarism
Title remainder
civilian and military
Statement of responsibility
by Alfred Vagts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
PAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vagts, Alfred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA10
LC item number
.V3 1959x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Militarism
  • Military history
  • Militarism
  • Military history
  • Geschichte
  • Militarismus
Label
A history of militarism : civilian and military, by Alfred Vagts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 495-531
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. The idea and nature of militarism : The distinction between militarism and the military way ; Beginnings of mass militarism ; Military history as a phase of militarism ; The uses of lessons of military history
  • Part I: From the feudal warrior to the mass army : 1. From the mounted warrior to the standing army : The breakdown of the feudal array ; The standing army as an institution of militarism ; The standing army as a foundation for the postfeudal nobleman, his living and his honor ; The noble officer and education ; The nobleman's price for service: monopoly of military posts and prestige ; Nobility and the French army ; Military nobility in Prussia ; Gentry and army in England ; Honor and other feudal heritage in the army -- 2. The military thought of enlightenment : Antimilitary thought ; French and British military thought ; German military thought -- 3. The American revolution challenges the standing army : The military though and practice of the revolutionary war ; The officer in the American revolution ; The establishment of the American military system -- 4. Mass armies: the French revolution and Napoleon : The old military system breaks down ; The new military war is opened ; Napoleon turns the mass system to militaristic ends -- 5. Mass armies employed in the wars of liberation against Napoleon : Prussian reformers seek to awaken mass forces against Napoleon ; Reforms are instituted without revolution ; British military renovations ; Coalition policies and the Austrian way
  • Part II: The development and militarization of mass armies : 6. The consolidation of military forces : Democracy evolves no philosophy or agencies of control over the military ; Conservatives in control of military affairs ; The guards ; Honor in the armies ; Military attaches ; The philosophy of war in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- 7. Preparations for the embattlement of nations in the first world war : The military in Prussia and the new German empire ; By his success in handling mass armies Moltke raises the military in popular esteem ; The military entrenched in the constitutional system ; The French professional army is tried out against the German mass army (1870-1) ; Defeated by the mass army, France turns to the mass army ; Renovations in Great Britain and the United States -- 8. Militarism in the war of embattled nations : The upsetting of military preconceptions ; Officers and civilians in the first world war ; War failure of the aristocracy ; Nationalism and class feeling in war ; Struggles within the officer class ; Shifting responsibility for the war and its outcome ; Peacemaking by the generals
  • Part III: The military and politics : 9. Military officers as politicians : The theory of the military as nonpolitical ; The politics of promotion ; Incapacity of the military for political oratory ("La Grande Muette") ; The military and journalism ; The general as politician ; Military men in parliament ; The conservatism of military politicians ; Military crisis phenomena -- 10. Protection and promotion of military interests within the state : The war ministry and conflicts over the services ; Armies vs. navies ; Taxation for armies ; The general staff as the military directorate ; Planning for war ; The vision of the short war ; The military utility of ex-soldiers' organizations and special leagues -- 11. The military as guarantors of national security : Armament "insurance" and war scares ; The theory and practice of total mobilization for war ; Neglect of domestic war potentials ; Armies and imperialism ; Restraints on armaments
  • Part IV: The post-1918 militarization of society : 12. Totalitarian militarism : Officers and fascisms ; Parliaments and preparedness ; The end of disarmament ; The organization of economy for war in Germany ; Militarization and economy for war in other countries ; Psychological aspects of militarization ; Militarization of education ; Race, honor, and war ; International honor and war -- 13. The militarism of the civilians ; A gallery of civilian militarists ; Armies at the doors of power ; Totalitarian control over armed forces ; Civilians in command ; Commanders-in-chief and chiefs of staff ; The führer as feldherr ; The Duce as war lord ; Prime Minister and army ; F.D.R. as commander-in-chief ; Marshal Stalin ; Soldier militarism and nonmilitarism ; The second world war -- 14. Militarism after 1945
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
542 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21932587
  • (OCoLC)ocm21932587
Label
A history of militarism : civilian and military, by Alfred Vagts
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 495-531
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. The idea and nature of militarism : The distinction between militarism and the military way ; Beginnings of mass militarism ; Military history as a phase of militarism ; The uses of lessons of military history
  • Part I: From the feudal warrior to the mass army : 1. From the mounted warrior to the standing army : The breakdown of the feudal array ; The standing army as an institution of militarism ; The standing army as a foundation for the postfeudal nobleman, his living and his honor ; The noble officer and education ; The nobleman's price for service: monopoly of military posts and prestige ; Nobility and the French army ; Military nobility in Prussia ; Gentry and army in England ; Honor and other feudal heritage in the army -- 2. The military thought of enlightenment : Antimilitary thought ; French and British military thought ; German military thought -- 3. The American revolution challenges the standing army : The military though and practice of the revolutionary war ; The officer in the American revolution ; The establishment of the American military system -- 4. Mass armies: the French revolution and Napoleon : The old military system breaks down ; The new military war is opened ; Napoleon turns the mass system to militaristic ends -- 5. Mass armies employed in the wars of liberation against Napoleon : Prussian reformers seek to awaken mass forces against Napoleon ; Reforms are instituted without revolution ; British military renovations ; Coalition policies and the Austrian way
  • Part II: The development and militarization of mass armies : 6. The consolidation of military forces : Democracy evolves no philosophy or agencies of control over the military ; Conservatives in control of military affairs ; The guards ; Honor in the armies ; Military attaches ; The philosophy of war in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- 7. Preparations for the embattlement of nations in the first world war : The military in Prussia and the new German empire ; By his success in handling mass armies Moltke raises the military in popular esteem ; The military entrenched in the constitutional system ; The French professional army is tried out against the German mass army (1870-1) ; Defeated by the mass army, France turns to the mass army ; Renovations in Great Britain and the United States -- 8. Militarism in the war of embattled nations : The upsetting of military preconceptions ; Officers and civilians in the first world war ; War failure of the aristocracy ; Nationalism and class feeling in war ; Struggles within the officer class ; Shifting responsibility for the war and its outcome ; Peacemaking by the generals
  • Part III: The military and politics : 9. Military officers as politicians : The theory of the military as nonpolitical ; The politics of promotion ; Incapacity of the military for political oratory ("La Grande Muette") ; The military and journalism ; The general as politician ; Military men in parliament ; The conservatism of military politicians ; Military crisis phenomena -- 10. Protection and promotion of military interests within the state : The war ministry and conflicts over the services ; Armies vs. navies ; Taxation for armies ; The general staff as the military directorate ; Planning for war ; The vision of the short war ; The military utility of ex-soldiers' organizations and special leagues -- 11. The military as guarantors of national security : Armament "insurance" and war scares ; The theory and practice of total mobilization for war ; Neglect of domestic war potentials ; Armies and imperialism ; Restraints on armaments
  • Part IV: The post-1918 militarization of society : 12. Totalitarian militarism : Officers and fascisms ; Parliaments and preparedness ; The end of disarmament ; The organization of economy for war in Germany ; Militarization and economy for war in other countries ; Psychological aspects of militarization ; Militarization of education ; Race, honor, and war ; International honor and war -- 13. The militarism of the civilians ; A gallery of civilian militarists ; Armies at the doors of power ; Totalitarian control over armed forces ; Civilians in command ; Commanders-in-chief and chiefs of staff ; The führer as feldherr ; The Duce as war lord ; Prime Minister and army ; F.D.R. as commander-in-chief ; Marshal Stalin ; Soldier militarism and nonmilitarism ; The second world war -- 14. Militarism after 1945
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
542 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21932587
  • (OCoLC)ocm21932587

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