The French Wars 1667–1714

The Sun King at war

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The French Wars 1667–1714

The Sun King at war

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Campaigns fought by Louis XIV, the Sun King, shaped the borders of European states, the destinies of royal dynasties, and even the patterns of absolutist government. This book presents the most authoritative yet accessible and succinct account of these all-important struggles available today, covering every aspect of the wars from decisions made by the king at his palace at Versailles to the life of the troops encamped in the field. Focusing on the French army, the greatest military force of the age, this tale of violence, victory, and victims balances siege and battle in a way that tells us much that is new about the Sun King and his adversaries.

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Published 18 Sep 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763613
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 48 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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