The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society during the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-76 / Edition 1

The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society during the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-76 / Edition 1

by James B. Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521525136

ISBN-13: 9780521525138

Pub. Date: 07/18/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Historians have long ignored the military aspect of the French wars of religion. In contrast, The King's Army—a meticulously researched analysis of the royal army during the early civil wars—brings warfare back to the center of the picture. The King's Army makes an important contribution to the history of military forces, warfare, religion and society in

Overview

Historians have long ignored the military aspect of the French wars of religion. In contrast, The King's Army—a meticulously researched analysis of the royal army during the early civil wars—brings warfare back to the center of the picture. The King's Army makes an important contribution to the history of military forces, warfare, religion and society in France, and will be of great interest to those engaged in the debate over the "Military Revolution" in early modern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525138
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/18/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rumors of war; 1. The campaigns of the army, 1562-76; 2. The camp and the army of the King; 3. The army in the field; 4. 'The footmen of the King'; 5. The gendarmes; 6. The artillery train; 7. In search of a battle: Dreux, 1562; 8. The defence of Chartres, 1567-68; 9. A host of strangers: the army's presence; 10. The destruction of the army: the siege of La Rochelle, 1573; 11. Paying for war; Conclusion: the limits to action.

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