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The Resource Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715, John A. Lynn, (electronic resource)

Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715, John A. Lynn, (electronic resource)

Label
Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715
Title
Giant of the grand siècle
Title remainder
the French Army, 1610-1715
Statement of responsibility
John A. Lynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and siegecraft. The portrait that emerges differs from what current scholarship might have predicted. Instead of claiming that a 'military revolution' transformed warfare, Lynn stresses evolutionary change. This work also offers surprising insights into absolutism and the relationship between the monarchy and aristocracy. Questioning widely held assumptions about state formation and coercion, Lynn argues that this standing army was primarily devoted to border defence and only rarely to internal repression.--
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynn, John A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715, John A. Lynn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572548
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511572548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 651 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521032483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726828121
Label
Giant of the grand siècle : the French Army, 1610-1715, John A. Lynn, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572548
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511572548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 651 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521032483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726828121

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