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By Phil McCluskey

This booklet bargains with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy throughout the own rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715). It casts very important new gentle at the goals and intentions (and additionally the restrictions) of the French country within the 17th century, and makes an important contribution to knowing a vital 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 a number of different French occupations of the interval, together with these of great and Luxembourg. It areas the occupations in the context of French frontier procedure and overseas 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 best way the French govt administered occupied territories, and the way this differed from the perform of 'absolutism' in the nation. It additionally supplies 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 some distance those efforts have been profitable. via investigating those teams this e-book presents a extra wide-ranging view of army career within the early sleek period, contemplating social, fiscal and non secular questions, than has thus far 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 smooth France and Europe.

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