The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

TitleThe Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPichichero, Christy L.
PublisherCornell University Press
CityIthaca, NY
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This monograph sheds a light on both on the Enlightenment and the French armed forces from Louis XIV to Napoleon. Pichichero isolates and examines a crisis in consciousness that has characterized attitudes toward war from the eighteenth century until today. The demands of global political power warrant an ever more formidable and efficient fiscal-military state, and at the same time, awareness of the "human factor" generates the desire to minimize the devastation of war on cities and landscapes, and civilians, as well as the mind, body, and heart of the soldier. Readers  will learn of the many ways in which French military officers, administrators, and medical personnel advanced ideas of human and political rights, military psychology, and social justice. [WorldCat]

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1093/fh/crz048
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