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

Author: David Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Armand Jean Du Plessis Richelieu, cardinal duc de)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Parrott
ISBN: 0521025486 9780521025485 9780521792097 0521792096
OCLC Number: 494709283
Description: 1 vol (XXIV-599 p.) : cartes, couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: war, government and society in France, 1624-1642; Part I. The Military Context: 1. The French art of war during Richelieu's ministry; 2. France at war, 1624-1642; 3. The size of the French army; Part II. The Administrative Context: 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; Part III. Responses and Reactions: 8. The management of the war effort, 1635-1642: commissaires de guerres and intendants; 9. The ministry and the high command; 10. The army and the civilian population; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Responsibility: David Parrott.

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