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Forging the Kings Sword: Military Education Between Tradition and Modernization - The Case of the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps 1871-1918 John Moncure

Forging the Kings Sword: Military Education Between Tradition and Modernization - The Case of the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps 1871-1918

John Moncure

Published March 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780820419602
Hardcover
323 pages
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The Royal Prussian Cadet Corps produced the elite of Prussias and Germanys officers throughout its 250 year existence. Using a massive biographical database of its graduates, this unique study analyzes the education and socialization process in theMoreThe Royal Prussian Cadet Corps produced the elite of Prussias and Germanys officers throughout its 250 year existence. Using a massive biographical database of its graduates, this unique study analyzes the education and socialization process in the school system during the Wilhelmine period. Moncure traces the conflict among the desire to maintain social cohesion in the aristocratic officer corps, the demands of the growing middle class, and the dictates of military competition in Europe. He offers insights into the attempts at resolution and the effects of the institution on the officer corps it produced.