Phil McCluskey's Absolute Monarchy on the Frontiers: Louis XIV's military PDF

By Phil McCluskey

This publication bargains with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy in the course of the own rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715). It casts very important new gentle at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French country within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to knowing an important period within the improvement of civil-military relations.

Absolute monarchy at the frontiers provides the occupations of Lorraine and Savoy from a comparative point of view, and attracts at the adventure of numerous different French occupations of the interval, together with these of great and Luxembourg. It locations the occupations in the context of French frontier process and overseas coverage within the 17th century, with specific connection with the French monarchy's dating to Lorraine and Savoy as frontier states. It then charts the best way the French executive administered occupied territories, and the way this differed from the perform of 'absolutism' in the country. It additionally offers an account of ways the French occupiers went approximately dating the pursuits of neighborhood elite teams - the nobilities, the monetary and judicial elites and the clergy - and the way a ways those efforts have been profitable. through investigating those teams this e-book presents a extra wide-ranging view of army career within the early smooth period, contemplating social, fiscal and non secular questions, than has to date been available.

This booklet will attract upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and students of the political, social and armed forces background of early sleek France and Europe.

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