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Absolute Monarchy on the Frontiers: Louis XIV's military by Phil McCluskey PDF

By Phil McCluskey

ISBN-10: 0719087163

ISBN-13: 9780719087165

This publication offers with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy in the course of the own rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715). It casts very important new gentle at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French kingdom within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to figuring out a very important period within the improvement of civil-military relations.

Absolute monarchy at the frontiers provides the occupations of Lorraine and Savoy from a comparative standpoint, and attracts at the event of numerous different French occupations of the interval, together with these of great and Luxembourg. It areas the occupations in the context of French frontier approach and international coverage within the 17th century, with specific connection with the French monarchy's dating to Lorraine and Savoy as frontier states. It then charts the way in which the French govt administered occupied territories, and the way this differed from the perform of 'absolutism' in the nation. It additionally provides an account of the way the French occupiers went approximately relationship the pursuits of neighborhood elite teams - the nobilities, the monetary and judicial elites and the clergy - and the way a ways those efforts have been profitable. through investigating those teams this ebook offers a extra wide-ranging view of army profession within the early glossy period, contemplating social, financial and spiritual questions, than has to this point been available.

This booklet will attract upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and students of the political, social and army historical past of early sleek France and Europe.

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