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By Frederick C. Schneid

Upon France’s defeat of the vaunted Prussian military on the conflict of Valmy in 1792, German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remarked, “From this position and from at the present time forth commences a brand new period within the world’s history.” The pronouncement proved prescient, for this primary significant victory emboldened France’s progressive govt to finish the monarchy and identify the 1st French Republic—with dramatic outcomes for the wars that quickly roiled the continent.

In 9 essays through top students, European Armies of the French Revolution, 1789–1802 offers an authoritative, continent-wide research of the association and structure of those armies, the demanding situations they confronted, and the influence that they had at the French innovative Wars and on eu army practices. the amount opens with editor Frederick C. Schneid’s huge advent, which studies the innovations and regulations of every engaging country during the wars, constructing a transparent context for the essays that follow.

Drawing at the most modern study and proposal, each one contributor makes a speciality of the military of a specific strength: France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Britain, Spain, the German principalities, the Italian states, and the Ottoman Empire. Their essays learn the approach, strategies, operations, and techniques that every military followed and constructed within the innovative Wars. The authors discover the conflicts’ wider effect on those rules and practices, in addition to major battles and actions.

precise in its strategy and succeed in, this quantity bargains a radical and heavily saw view of the composition, scope, and objective of the ecu armies on the flip of the 19th century. It complements and extends our insights into how the army powers of the post–French innovative era—and therefore, the period itself—took shape.

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