War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690-1720 by Christopher Storrs
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War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690-1720
By Christopher Storrs

War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690-1720

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War, Diplomacy and the Rise of Savoy, 1690-1720 by Christopher Storrs

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This book deals with the crucial relationship between war and state formation in early modern Europe by considering the role of the Duchy of Savoy and the rise of this hitherto weak state into one of the regular members of the anti-French coalitions of the eighteenth century. Through his participation in the Nine Years War (1688-97) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), Victor Amadeus II, duke of Savoy, acquired a reputation for unrivalled 'Machiavellian' diplomacy on the international stage. The book puts this diplomacy in context, and considers how the duke raised men and money (at home and abroad), the administrative changes forced by war, the resulting domestic pressures, and how these were dealt with.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521038294
ISBN-10: 0521038294
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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