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By Phil McCluskey

This e-book offers with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy throughout the own rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715). It casts vital new gentle at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French nation within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to figuring out 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 viewpoint, 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 approach 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 govt 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 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. via investigating those teams this ebook presents a extra wide-ranging view of army profession within the early glossy period, contemplating social, fiscal and non secular questions, than has thus far been available.

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

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