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By Phil McCluskey

This e-book bargains with the French army occupations of Lorraine and Savoy in the course of 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 very important 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 event of a number of 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 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 country. It additionally supplies 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 winning. through investigating those teams this booklet presents a extra wide-ranging view of army career within the early smooth period, contemplating social, fiscal and spiritual questions, than has to this point been available.

This ebook will attract upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and students of the political, social and army heritage of early glossy France and Europe.

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