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

Author: John A Lynn
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1997
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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An 'invisible giant', the seventeenth-century French army was the largest and hungriest institution of the Bourbon monarchy. Combining social and cultural emphases with more traditional institutional and operational concerns, this book examines the army in depth, studying recruitment, composition, discipline, motivation, selection of officers, leadership, administration, logistics, weaponry, tactics, field warfare  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Lynn
ISBN: 9780511572548 0511572549 9780521572736 0521572738 9780521032483 0521032482
OCLC Number: 967487024
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 651 pages)
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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A detailed revisionist analysis of the seventeenth-century French army.  Read more...

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