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"This is a well-documented study of nobles in southwestern France, and it successfully does what even the best books on early modern military history rarely even attempt: it bridges the divide between military and cultural history."

"A remarkable work... Sandberg's study is a major contribution to the history of nobility in Modern France."

"Sandberg's solid study certainly complements the work of Arlette Jouanna and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and should be welcomed and praised for offering English-speakers a (rather rare) glimpse of Renaissance Languedoc and Guyenne."

"An important addition to the literature on the nobility of early modern France."

"Brian Sandberg has written one of the most important regional studies of France’s militarized nobility... [A]ll early modern historians will need to read and ponder his conclusions."

"Sandberg has gathered a prodigious quantity of information and documentation that shifts attention from the oft-told story of a relentlessly centralizing monarchy to the fluid, insecure, and bellicose behavior of a regional nobility."

"Very good research."

"A great deal of new and fascinating research on an important topic."

Warrior Pursuits
Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France
Publication Date: 15 Nov 2017
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 424 pages
Illustrations: 12 halftones, 1 line drawing
ISBN: 9781421423982