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Interests, corruption and military effectiveness: the French Army of Italy and the campaign of 1657

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Challenging the traditional argument that the French army in the 1650s was marked by significant developments in centralized administrative control, this article looks at the continuing importance of the interplay of three interest groups in determining the effectiveness of military operations: central governement; the generals and their military administrators; the regimental officers. It argues that in the Italian theatre these three interest groups proved unable to work together, and explo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Il Mulino Publisher's website
Journal:
Rivista di Storia Economica Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-75
Publication date:
2019-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-01-22
ISSN:
0393-3415
Source identifiers:
609707
Language:
Italian and English
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pubs:609707
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uuid:995d0494-560f-4c15-9e97-069297c095dd
Local pid:
pubs:609707
Deposit date:
2016-03-11

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