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Richelieu's army : war, government, and society in France, 1624-1642

Author: David Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is assumed widely that 'war made the state' in seventeenth-century France. Yet this study challenges the traditional interpretations of the role of the army as an instrument of the emerging absolutist state, and shows how the expansion of the French war effort contributed to weakening Richelieu's hold upon France. Runner up in the History Today Awards 2002.
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Parrott, David.
Richelieu's army.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00065161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Parrott
ISBN: 0511018185 9780511018183 0511154070 9780511154072 9780521792097 0521792096 9780511046971 0511046979
OCLC Number: 1105535858
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 599 p. :) mapas.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION War, government and society in France, 1624"1642; PART I The military context; PART II The administrative context; PART III Responses and reactions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Responsibility: David Parrott.

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It is assumed widely that 'war made the state' in seventeenth-century France. Yet this study challenges the traditional interpretations of the role of the army as an instrument of the emerging absolutist state, and shows how the expansion of the French war effort contributed to weakening Richelieu's hold upon France. Runner up in the History Today Awards 2002.

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