The wars of Louis XIV, 1667-1714

  • Oxfordshire, England ; New York : Routledge 2013
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1 online resource (436 p.)
  • 1-138-83655-9
  • 1-315-84598-9
  • 1-317-89950-4
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • English
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  • Cover; The Wars of Louis XIV; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Maps, Tables, and Figures; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Prologue: International and Internal Conflict, 1495-1661; 2 Louis XIV, Gloire, and Strategy; 3 The Army, the Navy, and the Art of War; 4 Wars of Gloire: The War of Devolution and the Dutch War; 5 Violence and State Policy: Reunions, Mediterranean Expeditions, and Internal Struggles; 6 The Great Miscalculation: The Nine Years War; 7 The Final Contest: The War of the Spanish Succession
  • 8 The Wars of Louis XIV in the Context of the History of WarChronology; Glossary; Bibliographical Essay; Index
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  • Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The campaigns secured little territory, but almost bankrupted the country and the consequences for the French monarchy were dramatic - contributing to its eventual downfall. John Lynn examines the wars for evidence of a coherent strategic policy; he explores the operational logistics of the campaigns; and considers their significance for France's diplomatic, political, mililtary, administrati