Bruno Mugnai introduces the Dutch Army of the third quarter of the 17th century in the first of a new 8 volume series that covers the armies of early years of Louis XIV reign. France and the United Provinces represented opposite models of state government during the 17th century. The contrary nature of their political structure led to conflict on several occasions during this period. Military Historians have focused research onto the final phase of the conflicts such as the Wars of the Grand Alliance and the Spanish Succession, which coincides with the beginning of the long decline for both countries. Mugnai examines the evolution of the Dutch Army, its equipment, weapons and tactics, along with its uniforms and flags and ensigns. The book is lavishly illustrated and contains 8 specially commissioned colour plates that depicts the Army of United Provinces during the nation’s ‘Golden Age’.
WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV Volume 1 – The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1660-1687 “Century of the Soldier” Series
The Author Bruno Mugnai is a prolific artist and author, who brings us an exciting edition to the growing “Century of the Soldier” series, filling a previously annoying gap in our knowledge of the Dutch army of this important period of history, another chapter in the “Louis XIV versus the World” saga.
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Paperback 272 pages With 80 B&W Illustrations, Maps & 16 Colour Plates