WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 6: Armies of the Italian States - 1660-1690
In the 17th century ,Italy was the third-largest country by population in Europe, after France and Germany, passing into second position for a century after 1650. Northern as well as southern Italy constituted a key place in the strategic duel between Spain and France, and the Peninsula lied on the front line in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, Italian states constituted good examples of fairly efficient governance machines, which developed many matters, included the military. Some of these states experienced long periods of wars. Includes 16 color plates and 100 b/w illustrations.1 vol, 300 pgs 20223 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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