Holmes and Meier Publishers, New York, 1982, ISBN:0841908206:
Seller ID: 113553
CHILDS, John. Armies and Warfare in Europe 1648-1789. New York : Holmes andMeier Publishers, (1982). First American Edition. Pp (8),-216. Illustra ted. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Just how civilised was the conduct of war in the age of eniightment? Although professionalsoldiers fought colourful set-piece battles, and the officers, sharing a c ommon culture, could serve where gain or glory beckoned, for others the reality was less agreeable. Absolute monarchs had discovered the usefulness, the necessity of standing armies. The soldiery were inescapable, enforci... View More...