The Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe

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the inability of an army alone to achieve a sound basis for international dominance in the expanding mercantile economy. By the late eighteenth century, the French recipe for military strength and state power which, since the mid seventeenth century, other states had found so attractive, was made to seem outmoded by another, more naval, more mercantile power: England.


Notes
1.
For the historiographical debate on the Military Revolution, see the introduction to M. Duffy, (ed.) The Military Revolution and the State: Exeter Studies in History 1 ( Exeter University, 1980).
2.
For a table of increases in army size, G. Parker, 'The "Military Revolution", 1560- 1660 -- a myth?', Journal of Modern History ( 1976), p. 206 (above, Table 2.1). For France, cf. the additional materials in G. d'Avenel, Richelieu et la monarchie absolue ( 4 vols., Paris, 1884-1890), pp. 42-43; and A. Babeau, La Vie militaire sou l'Ancien Régime ( 2 vols., 1889- 1890), i, p. 14 n.
3.
R. Mandrou, Louis XIVen son temps, 1661-1715 ( Paris, 1973), p. 229.
4.
Cited in G. d'Avenel, op. cit., iii, p. 148.
5.
D'Avenel, op. cit., iii, p. 99.
6.
Richelieu, Testament politique, critical edition edited by L. André ( Paris, 1947), p. 480.
7.
Cited by X. Auduoin, Histoire de l'administration de la guerre, ( Paris, 1811), p. 232.
8.
W. O. Doyle, The Old European Order, 1660-1800 ( Oxford, 1978), p. 253.
9.
D'Avenel, op. cit., p. 133.
10.
Ibid., p. 56.
11.
Cited in M. Marion, Dictionnaire des institutions de la France aux XVIIe. siècle ( Paris, reprint, 1968), p. 111.
12.
See the discussion of this important aspect of military administration in M. van Creveld , Supplying War: logistics from Wallenstein to Patton ( Cambridge, 1977), pp. 23-26.
13.
Cited in A. Corvisier, L'Armee française de la fin du XVIIe. sièe au ministère de Choiseul. Le soldat ( 2 vols., Paris, 1964), i, p. 260.
14.
Cited in A. Cabanès, Chirurgiens et blessés à travers l'histoire: des origines à la Croixrouge ( Paris, 1912), p. 167 n.
15.
Cited in J. Des Cilleuls, 'Le Service de santé en campagne aux armées de l'Ancien Régime', Revue historique de l'Armée ( 1950), p. 7.
16.
Boussanelle, cited in M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison, English translation ( Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 150.
17.
F. Redlich, The German Military Enterpriser and his Work-force. A study in European economic and social history ( 2 vols., Wiesbaden, 1964), p. 208.
18.
Ibid., p. 226.
19.
Cited in A. Cabanè, op. cit., p. 256.

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