The Military Experience in the Age of Reason

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Wordsworth Editions, 1998 - 346 Seiten
War in the 18th century was a bloody business. A line of infantry would slowly march, to the beat of a drum, into a hail of enemy fire. Whole ranks would be wiped out by cannon fire and musketry. Christopher Duffy's investigates the brutalities of the battlefield and also traces the lives of the officer to the soldier from the formative conditions of their earliest years to their violent deaths or retirement, and shows that, below their well-ordered exteriors, the armies of the Age of Reason underwent a revolutionary change from medieval to modern structures and ways of thinking.

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Taking the Age of Reason as approximately 1715-1789, Duffy seeks to portray what it was like to be a (European) soldier of the period, looking at both peacetime and wartime conditions. Most examples ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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If you're at all interested in the subject, just read it already. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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