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

Christy Pichichero

Abstract

The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon, tells a new story of enlightenment happening in what seems the least likely of spaces: those of war, martial culture, and the French armed forces on the continent and in the colonies. Based on extensive archival research on military sources in combination with analyses of canonical texts by Rousseau, Voltaire, Guibert and others, The Military Enlightenment shows how French monarchs, royal mistresses, government ministers, military officers, and medical personnel participated in advancing ideas of human ... More

Keywords: The Military Enlightenment, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Rousseau, Voltaire, Guibert, Sociability, Sensibility, Humanity, Patriotic and heroic imaginary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501709296
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christy Pichichero, author
George Mason University