The Battle of Koniggratz

The Battle of Koniggratz

The Battle of Koniggratz

Gordon Alexander Craig

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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2003
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9780812218442
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The Battle of Königgrätz Prussia's Victory over Austria, 1866 Gordon A. Craig 'The campaign and its military importance are described with exemplary clarity, aided by effective maps and a keen sense of geography.'--American Historical Review Königgrätz, a city overlooking the river Elbe, was a western strongpoint of the Austrian Empire. On the morning of July 3, 1866, Prussia attacked the city against high odds and defeated the Austrian army in a single day, despite the Austrian advantage in heavy artillery and command of the high ground. The fall of Königgrätz transferred power over the German states from Austria to Prussia, marking the beginning of the German nation, a political consequence considered to be among the most important of any conflict in modern history. The battle for the city of Königgrätz--now called Hradec Králové, located in the Czech Republic--was the largest of its time, with nearly half a million troops involved. It was also the first battle where the outcome was directly determined by the availability of new technologies, including the railroad, telegraph, cast steel rifled cannon, and breech-loading rifle. It also marked a lesson in the fallacy of dependence on technology at the expense of sound strategy. In this full account, distinguished historian Gordon A. Craig discusses the state of political affairs surrounding the battle, the personalities involved, the weaponry, and the tactics in order to recreate the battlefield in all its complexity. Gordon A. Craig is J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author and editor of numerous books on German and European history, including The Germans, The Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945, and The Diplomats, 1919-1939. 2003 | 224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | 11 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-1844-2 | Paper | $19.95s | £13.00 Not for sale outside North America and the Philippines | History, Military Science

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