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

Author: David Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This study of the French army during the ministry of Cardinal Richelieu shows how the expansion of the war effort was not matched by army reform but by a reliance on traditional mechanisms of control.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Armand du Plessis Richelieu, duc de.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Parrott
ISBN: 0521792096 9780521792097
OCLC Number: 1159815902
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 599p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Map 1. North-east France, 1635-1642 --
Map 2. Eastern France, 1629-1642 --
Map 3. Alsace, Lorraine and Franche-Comte --
Map 4. North Italy, 1626-1642 --
Map 5. Languedoc, Roussillon and Catalonia, 1637-1642 --
Map 6. Atlantic France and the Pyrencan frontier, 1627-1638 --
Introduction: war, government and society in France, 1624-1642 --
1. The French art of war during Richelieu's ministry --
2. France at war, 1624-1642 --
Aims and methods, 1624-1634 --
The French war-effort, 1635-1642 --
3. The size of the French army --
4. Paying for war --
5. Recruiting and maintaining armies during the Thirty Years War: military enterprise --
6. The French rejection of entrepreneurship --
7. The civil administration of the army: the structures --
The central structure of the war administration --
The administrators with the French army before 1635 --
8. The management of the war-effort from 1635 to 1642: commissaires des guerres and intendants --
9. The ministry and the high command --
10. The army and the civilian population.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Responsibility: David Parrott.

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This study of the French army during the ministry of Cardinal Richelieu shows how the expansion of the war effort was not matched by army reform but by a reliance on traditional mechanisms of control.

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