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By Phil McCluskey

This e-book offers 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 mild at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French country within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to realizing an important period within the improvement of civil-military relations.

Absolute monarchy at the frontiers offers the occupations of Lorraine and Savoy from a comparative viewpoint, and attracts at the event of numerous different French occupations of the interval, together with these of great and Luxembourg. It areas the occupations in the context of French frontier method and international 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 way in which the French executive administered occupied territories, and the way this differed from the perform of 'absolutism' in the state. It additionally provides an account of the way the French occupiers went approximately relationship the pursuits of neighborhood elite teams - the nobilities, the monetary and judicial elites and the clergy - and the way some distance those efforts have been profitable. by means of investigating those teams this e-book presents a extra wide-ranging view of army career within the early glossy period, contemplating social, financial 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 heritage of early sleek France and Europe.

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