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

By Phil McCluskey

This booklet offers with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy through the own rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715). It casts very important new mild at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French kingdom within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to realizing a vital 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 procedure and overseas coverage within the 17th century, with specific connection with the French monarchy's courting to Lorraine and Savoy as frontier states. It then charts the way in which the French executive administered occupied territories, and the way this differed from the perform of 'absolutism' in the nation. 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 winning. through investigating those teams this publication offers a extra wide-ranging view of army profession within the early glossy period, contemplating social, monetary and spiritual questions, than has up to now been available.

This e-book will attract upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and students of the political, social and armed forces historical past of early glossy France and Europe.

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