Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis  XIV

Volume 1 - The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1660-1687

Bruno Mugnai

The Army of Louis XIV is frequently depicted as being the apogee of the early modern standing army. It was large, well organised and the product of the French Absolutist Monarchy. The result was the creation of an entirely original instrument of war unlike any other European armies.
Publication date:
February 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
c 50 b/w ills, maps & 8 colour plates
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ISBN : 9781911628590

Dimensions : 248 X 180 mm
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Prolific Italian artist and author, Bruno Mugnai introduces the Dutch Army of the third quarter of the 17th century in the first of a new 8 volume series that covers the armies of early years of Louis XIV reign. France and the United Provinces represented opposite models of state government during the 17th century. The contrary nature of their political structure led to conflict on several occasions during this period. Military Historians have focused research onto the final phase of the conflicts such as the Wars of the Grand Alliance and the Spanish Succession, which coincides with the beginning of the long decline for both countries. Mugnai examines the evolution of the Dutch Army, its equipment, weapons and tactics, along with its uniforms and flags and ensigns. The book is lavishly illustrated and contains 8 specially commissioned colour plates that depicts the Army of United Provinces during the nation's ‘Golden Age'.


The whole thing is really attractive, highly recommended!

...a veritable treasure trove of information about the army of the United Provinces… this is highly recommended for anyone interested in thisperiod who intends to raise a Dutch Army and wants to learn about its development and strategic situation in addition to its uniforms.
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