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Military academy
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Military academies were institutes for training future officers. The term (German MilitärakademieKriegsschule; French académie militaire, etc.) covered a wide range of different institutions, so that its appearance in sources is of limited value as evidence. In the late 18th century in particular, the spectrum ranged from the theoretical ideal of a place founded on the original academy concept and devoted to the furtherance of military thought by specialists [3] to the lower end of the scale where the term was used as a euphemism, referring to elementary cadet schools (Ele…

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Hohrath, Daniel, “Military academy”, 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 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024083>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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