Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV Volume 7 Part 2: German Armies, 1660-1687 (Century of the Soldier) (Paperback)

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Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV Volume 7 Part 2: German Armies, 1660-1687 (Century of the Soldier) (Paperback)

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After the Peace of Westphalia, several German states developed a disciplined 'Military' that produced outstanding armies. Germany supplied mercenary troops to major and minor powers in Europe, and the military state, usually exemplified by Prussia, became a crucial part of German history.

However, Germany was apparently weak and internally divided into a multitude of states that constantly faced a hostile environment formed by belligerent great powers. Moreover, the German 'Military' was the resultant system of collective security, internal conflict and resolution that allowed a rich variety of political traditions to coexist relatively harmoniously. This system tried to preserve Germany against formidable attacks without making it a danger to the security of its neighbors. In contrast to the political culture of later German states, that of the 'Reich' was inherently defensive, preferring peace to war in both domestic politics and external relations. The book deals with the armies of the German Empire for the first time in a single book, with unpublished iconography and after extensive research in the German archives.

Praise for previous volumes of Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV:

'This book is a must for anyone even partially interested in the Imperial army during the late seventeenth century. The level of detail must be highly commended, the author has gone to great lengths in researching this volume and it shows throughout the volume.' - Arquebusier

'This book is extremely detailed, and highly useful for historians, the inquisitive, war gamers and figure modelers.' - IPMS/USA
Product Details ISBN: 9781804514474
ISBN-10: 1804514470
Publisher: Helion & Company
Publication Date: August 31st, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Century of the Soldier