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

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Cambridge University Press, 2002. júl. 18. - 368 oldal
Historians have long ignored the military aspect of the wars of religion which raged in France during the late sixteenth century, dismissing the conflicts as aimless or hopelessly confused. In contrast, this meticulously researched analysis of the royal army and its operations during the early civil wars brings warfare back to the centre of the picture. James B. Wood explains the reasons for the initial failure of the monarchy to defeat the Huguenots, and examines how that failure prolonged the conflict. He argues that the nature and outcome of the civil wars can only be explained by the fusion of religious rebellion and incomplete military revolution. This study makes an important contribution to the history of military forces, warfare and society, and will be of great interest to those engaged in the debate over the 'Military Revolution' in early modern Europe.
 

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The campaigns of the army 156276
6
The defense of the realm 156263
11
Chasing the Huguenots 156770
16
A stalemate of sieges 157276
29
The camp and army of the king
38
The army in peacetime
44
Mobilizing for War 156276
55
The army in the field
67
The course of the battle
190
The cost of the battle
197
The lesson of the battle
201
The defense of Chartres 156768
205
In all things enemies of soldiers
208
A violent siege
215
An incalculable expenditure
219
A host of strangers The armys presence on campaign 156869
226

The chain of command
73
Operational divisions
80
The footmen of the king
86
Company strengths and armaments
98
The birth of infantry regiments
106
Hommes dassault
110
The gendarmes
119
Our gendaramerie be the principal force
126
The organization and identity of the gendarmerie
133
Transformation or demise of the gendarmerie?
144
The artillery train
153
A great cumbersome and heavy contrivance
157
The enterprises labor force
162
Supplying the train
168
The decline of the artillery
178
In search of a battle Dreux 1562
184
Patterns of reinforcement and attrition
229
Marching camping and fighting
237
The destruction of an army The siege of La Rochelle 1573
246
I was embarked without biscuit
253
Well assaulted better defended
259
The cost and meaning of defeat
268
Paying for war
275
The price of war
281
The sources of payment
287
A shortfall of 16 million livres
295
The limits to action
301
Appendix
311
Bibliography
324
Index
335
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311. oldal - Thompson, eds., The Letters and Documents of Armand de Gontaut, Baron de Biron, Marshal of France (1524-1592) (Berkeley, 1936), 2
1. oldal - JHM Salmon, Society in Crisis: France in the Sixteenth Century (New York, 1975).
5. oldal - Andre Corvisier, Armies and Societies in Europe, 1494-1789, trans. Abigail T. Siddall (Bloomington, 1979);
1. oldal - in her Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays (Stanford, 1975),

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