Aristocratic History Book Review by Dannimonster

Aristocratic History
This paper is a critique of Eric Dorn Brose's work, "The Kaiser's Army: The Politics of Military Technology in Germany During the Machine Age, 1870- 1918."
# 4611 | 1,275 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper critique's Brose's work "The Kaiser's Army." It argues that by focusing on the military developments prior to the Twentieth Century, Brose sought to shed new light on both the traditionalist and modernist tendencies of the German Army. It also argues that by taking such a narrow view of history, Brose neglects to take into account several other factors that affected German military history at this time.

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"Brose details a vivid picture of an aristocratic cavalry that favors the strong morality, courage, and leadership of the German people over innovative machines that not only challenge these resolves but also represent the rising interests of an educated bourgeoisie in the military. On the other end of the spectrum is the German artillery corps that proved the value of technology in the easy victories of the Franco-Prussian War, with the infantry lying precariously in between these two extremes as an artisan and middle class corps lead by old aristocratic and landed gentry."

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