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Giant of the Grand Siècle: The French Army, 1610-1715

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An "invisible giant," the seventeeth-century French army was the largest and hungriest institution of the Bourbon monarchy; yet it has received incomplete treatment and is poorly understood. Combining social and cultural emphases with more traditional institutional and operational concerns, this book examines the army in depth, studying recruitment, composition, ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 13th 1997)
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May 03, 2013 William Young rated it it was amazing
This is a highly valuable work that fills a major gap in Ludovican historiography. Professor Lynn provides the first detailed study of the French army in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He stresses that the army was the largest institution created by the Bourbon monarchy, and it played a significant role in France's rise to European dominance during the grand siecle. The author examines the tremendous growth of the French army along with its administration and supply, military ...more
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Lynn's work is the go-to English language book for learning about the French military in the 17th century.
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John Albert Lynn is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a visiting professor at Northwestern University, Evanston. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Although he specializes in the military history of France from the early modern period through the revolution, he has taught classes spanning the entire range of ...more
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