Russian Imperial Military Doctrine and Education, 1832-1914


This work examines the evolution of military-scientific research and theory as it was taught to student-officers at the Nicholas Academy. It is the only work (in English or Russian) that follows the development of this intellectual tradition within the institutional context of the Russian Imperial General Staff and its growing professional responsibilities in the late 19th and early 20th century. The book contains five portraits of influential Russian military theorists and educational administrators. Russian Imperial Doctrine features extensive use of original Russian language bibliographic sources and extensive use of French, British, and American archival sources.