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Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715

Author: John A Lynn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed revisionist analysis of the seventeenth-century French army.

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Lynn
ISBN: 0521572738 9780521572736 9780521032483 0521032482
OCLC Number: 34839687
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xx, 651 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Context and Parameters: 1. Contexts of military change in the grand si?cle --
2. Army growth --
Part II. Administration and Supply: 3. The military administration --
4. Food and fodder --
5. Providing other essentials --
6. The tax of violence and contributions --
Part III. Command: 7. The costs of regimental command 8. The culture of command --
9. The high command --
Part IV. The Rank and File: 10. Composition of the army --
11. Recruitment --
12. Discipline and desertion --
13. Elements of morale and motivation --
Part V. The Practice of War: 14. Tactics and weaponry --
15. Learning and practicing the art of field warfare --
16. Positional warfare Epilogue: insights on state formation
Responsibility: John A. Lynn.
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'John Lynn has undoubtedly made a substantial contribution to the growing literature which has revised the history of seventeenth-century France.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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