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Author Name:    KITCHEN, Martin

Title:   German Offiicer Corps 1890-1914. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1968, 

Seller ID:   113608

KITCHEN, Martin. The German Offiicer Corps 1890-1914. Òxford : Clarendon Press, 1968. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xxix,(1),1-242. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettwering to spine. "No longer able to count on the admiration of anation grateful for the triumphs of the wars of unification, and unwilling to make any concessions to liberalism or democracy, the army under Wilhelm adopted an extreme conservative position, regarding itseif as the only eff ective support of a monarchical and authoritarian state. Socially isolated by its methods of officer selection, and cut off politically by an ideologythat no longer reflected the realities of the day, it alternated between a ctive meddling in politics, and critical isolation. The inability of the army to find its proper place in society contributed to the lack of politicalequilibrium in Germany. This study, based on the extensive use of unpublis hed sources, offers new insights into the complexities of the Germany of the period." (from the dj). Contems : Introduction. 1. The Kaiser, the Army, and Its Organization. 2. The Social Structure of the Officer Corps and the Issue of Anti-Semitism. 3. The Officers' Code of Honour. 4. Alfred Graf vonWaldersee as a Political General. 5. The Army and the Idea of Preventive W ar. 6. The Army and the Civilians. 7. The Army and Social Democracy. 8. TheZabern Affair. Conclusion. Very good in spine-smudged, unclipped dustjacke t. 60.00


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