By David Parrott

It's assumed extensively that "war made the country" in seventeenth-century France. but this learn demanding situations the normal interpretations of the function of the military as an tool of the rising absolutist nation, and exhibits how the growth of the French battle attempt contributed to weakening Richelieu's carry on France and heightened degrees of political and social stress. this is often the 1st special account of the French military in this formative interval of eu historical past. It additionally contributes extra normally to the "military revolution" debate between early sleek historians.

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