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The dynastic state and the army under Louis XIV : royal service and private interest, 1661-1701

Author: Guy Rowlands
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
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This book presents a new interpretation of the development of the French army during the 'personal rule' of Louis XIV. Based on massive archival research, it examines the army not just as a military institution but also as a living political, social and economic organism.
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rowlands, Guy.
Dynastic state and the army under Louis XIV.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002073469
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Rowlands
ISBN: 0511066201 9780511066207 0511068336 9780511068331 0511059892 9780511059896 0511117280 9780511117282 9780521641241 0521641241
OCLC Number: 191936010
Awards: Joint winner for Royal Historical Society Gladstone History Book Prize 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 404 pages) : 1 illustration, maps.
Contents: pt. 1. 'Patrimonial bureaucracy': the Le Tellier dynasty and the Ministry of War. Introduction --
The Secretary of State for War and the dynastic interest of the Le Tellier family --
The ebb and flow of Le Tellier power, 1661-1701 --
The use and abuse of servants: the Ministry of War, venality and civilian power in the army --
Financing war: the treasury of the Extraordinaire des Guerres --
Corruption and the pursuit of self-interest in the Ministry of War --
pt. 2. The foraging of the French officer corps and the standing army under Louis XIV. Introduction --
In the name of sustainability: reforming the structure of the standing army and the officer corps --
The business of a regiment --
The pressures and temptations of service --
pt. 3. The high command of the French armies. Introduction --
The commanders-in-chief and the delegation of royal authority --
The appointment of general officers --
The summits of ambition and the rewards of good service: the bienfaits du roi and the high command --
Conclusion: The preservation of the dynasty --
Appendix 1. Defining the grands --
Appendix 2. The proportion of revenue generated by the Extraordinaire des Guerres as a 'primary receiver'.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Responsibility: Guy Rowlands.
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