Absolute destruction
Isabel V. Hull

Absolute destruction

military culture and the practices of war in Imperial Germany

Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"In a book that is at once a major contribution to modern European history and a cautionary tale for today, Isabel V. Hull argues that the routines and practices of the Imperial German Army, unchecked by effective civilian institutions, increasingly sought the absolute destruction of its enemies as the only guarantee of the nation's security."--BOOK JACKET

Table of Contents

Pursuit and annihilation
Death by imprisonment
National politics and military culture
Lessons of 1870-71 : institutions and law
Standard practices
Doctrines of fear and force
Stopping the process
Waging war, 1914-1916 : risk, extremes, and limits
Civilians as objects of military necessity
The Armenian genocide
Repetition and self-destruction
Conclusions and implications.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-368) and index.

Other Titles Military culture and the practices of war in Imperial Germany


Library of Congress DD103 .H85 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination xi, 384 p. :
Number of pages 384

ID Numbers

Open Library OL15586561M
ISBN 10 0801472938, 0801442583
LC Control Number 2004013387
OCLC/WorldCat 56696586
Library Thing 21790
Goodreads 139675 6350742

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