The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon (Paperback)

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The Military Enlightenment brings to light a radically new narrative both on the Enlightenment and the French armed forces from Louis XIV to Napoleon. Christy Pichichero makes a striking discovery: the Geneva Conventions, post-traumatic stress disorder, the military band of brothers, and soldierly heroism all found their antecedents in the eighteenth-century French armed forces.

Readers of The Military Enlightenment will be startled to learn of the many ways in which French military officers, administrators, and medical personnel advanced ideas of human and political rights, military psychology, and social justice.

About the Author


Christy Pichichero is Assistant Professor of French at George Mason University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781501752063
ISBN-10: 1501752065
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2021
Pages: 318
Language: English