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Army reforms
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1. Terminology

The German term Heeresreform ((“army reform”; also Armeereform; “Military reform”) was rarely used prior to the 19th century. Even today military reference works often do not contain any general entries of the subject. The term has no generally recognized definition in either historiography or military science. It is advisable to limit it to processes of military modernization that (1) are planned, (2) …

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Walter, Dierk, “Army reforms”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020766>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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