9780801472930

Absolute Destruction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801472930

  • ISBN10:

    0801472938

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-12
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

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Summary

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

Table of Contents

List of Maps viii
Acknowledgments ix
List of Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1(4)
I Suppression Becomes Annihilation: Southwest Africa, 1904-1907 5(86)
1. Waterberg
7(37)
2. Pursuit and Annihilation
44(26)
3. Death by Imprisonment
70(21)
II Military Culture 91(106)
4. National Politics and Military Culture
93(17)
5. Lessons of 1870-71: Institutions and Law
110(21)
6. Standard Practices
131(28)
7. Doctrines of Fear and Force
159(23)
8. Stopping the Process
182(15)
III The First World War 197(127)
9. Waging War, 1914-1916: Risk, Extremes, and Limits
199(27)
10. Civilians as Objects of Military Necessity
226(37)
11. The Armenian Genocide
263(28)
12. Repetition and Self-Destruction
291(33)
Conclusions and Implications 324(11)
Bibliography 335(34)
Index 369

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