For God and Kaiser : The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918 / Richard Bassett.

Bassett, Richard, author., Author,
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2015]
1 online resource (616 p.) : 30 b-w illus + 7 maps
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The definitive history of Austria's multinational army and its immense role during three centuries of European military history Among the finest examples of deeply researched and colorfully written military history, Richard Bassett's For God and Kaiser is a major account of the Habsburg army told for the first time in English. Bassett shows how the Imperial Austrian Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe, the balance of international power, and the defense of Christendom. Moreover it was the first pan-European army made up of different nationalities and faiths, counting among its soldiers not only Christians but also Muslims and Jews. Bassett tours some of the most important campaigns and battles in modern European military history, from the seventeenth century through World War I. He details technical and social developments that coincided with the army's story and provides fascinating portraits of the great military leaders as well as noteworthy figures of lesser renown. Departing from conventional assessments of the Habsburg army as ineffective, outdated, and repeatedly inadequate, the author argues that it was a uniquely cohesive and formidable fighting force, in many respects one of the glories of the old Europe.
List of Illustrations
1. The Kaiser's Cuirassiers: A Dynasty Saved
2. For God and Emperor: The Relief of Vienna
3. 'The noble knight': Prince Eugene and the War of the Spanish Succession
4. 'Our Blood and Life': The Great Empress
5. Austria Resurgent: Theresian Military Reforms
6. Mater Castrorum
7. The Army and the Josephinian Enlightenment
8. The Army and the French Revolution
9. From Marengo to Austerlitz: The Second and Third Coalition Wars
10. Shattering the Myth: Aspern and Essling
11. Clash of Titans: Wagram
12. From Znaim to Leipzig
13. Biedermeier, Vormärz and Radetzky
14. From Magenta and Solferino to the Düppel and Oeversee
15. The Austro-Prussian War: Königgrätz 1866
16. Victories in the South: Custozza and Lissa 1866
17. k. (u.) k.: The 'new army' and the Bosnian Insurgency
18. Towards a Twentieth-century Navy: The Siege at Pekin
19. The Evidenzbüro and Colonel Redl.: The k. (u.) k. Army on the Eve of Catastrophe
20. The Military Road to Sarajevo
21. The Army and the July Crisis
22. Austria-Hungary's Last War: 1914
23. 1915-1916: Bayonets in the Dolomites
24. 1916-1918: The End of the Old Army
25. Finis Austriae?
26. Aftermath
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De Gruyter.
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