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

TitleForging the King's Sword: Military Education Between Tradition and Modernization - The Case of the Royal Prussian Cadet Corps 1871-1918
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMoncure, John
Number of Pages323
PublisherPeter Lang
CityNew York
Abstract

The Royal Prussian Cadet Corps produced the elite of Prussia's and Germany's 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.

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