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Louis XIV's Army

Men-At-Arms, 203

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Louis XIV's army was in many ways the first modern army. After assuming power in 1661, Louis abolished the post of Colonel G�n�ral of Infantry so he could exercise direct control over the armed forces in his realm. The king demanded order, discipline and absolute loyalty from his army, and he introduced a military draft in 1688 - the first step towards what we know as conscription in modern armies. This book chronicles the development of Louis XIV's army during his 54-year reign, including the units, uniforms and weapons of the elite Maison du Roi. Numerous illustrations portray the uniforms, colours and standards of his troops in vivid detail.

Chronology . The Era of Louis XIV . The Army in 1661 . Units, Uniforms and Weapons: Maison du Roi . Line Infantry . Line Cavalry . Colours and Standards . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850458503
ISBN-10: 0850458501
Series: Men-At-Arms, 203
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.6  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1