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War, Religion and Service

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Contents: Introduction, Matthew Glozier and David Onnekink; Huguenot soldiering c1560-1685: the origins of a tradition, D.J.B. Trim; Huguenots and Huguenot regiments in the British army, 1660-1702: 'Cometh the moment, cometh the men', John Childs; A study in misplaced loyalty: Louis de Durfort-Duras, Earl of Feversham (1640-1709), Philip Rambaut; 'The good Lord Galway': the English and Irish careers of a Huguenot leader, Randolph Vigne; 'Janisaries and spahees and pretorian band': perceptions of Huguenot soldiers in Williamite England, David Onnekink; Schomberg, Ruvigny and the Huguenots in Ireland: William III's Irish wars, 1689-91, Harman Murtagh; Huguenot soldiers in Dutch service: 'a good captain to disperse the royal troops', Matthew Glozier and David Onnekink; Au refugie: Huguenot officers in the Hague, 1687, Dianne W. Ressinger; The refugees in the army of Brandenburg-Prussia: 'those unfortunate banished people from France', Helmut Schnitter; Integration and social ascent of Huguenot soldiers in Brandenburg-Prussia: the impact of the Edict of Potsdam, Detlef Harms; Huguenot soldiers in Brandenburg-Prussia under Friedrich Wilhelm and Friedrich III (1640-1713): the state of research in German military, migration and confessional history, Matthias Asche; 'The court at completely French': Huguenot soldiers in the Duchy of Brunswick-LA1/4neburg, Andreas Flick; Huguenots in the army of Savoy-Piedmont: Protestant soldiers and civilians in the Savoyard state in the 17th and 18th century, Paola Bianchi; Huguenot soldiers in Russia: a study in military competence, Matthew Glozier; Bibliography; Index.

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Matthew Glozier is Honorary Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, The University of Sydney, Australia. David Onnekink is Lecturer at the Universiteit Utrecht and the Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands. Matthew Glozier, David Onnekink; D.J.B. Trim, John Childs; Philip Rambaut, Randolph Vigne; Harman Murtagh; Dianne W. Ressinger; Helmut Schnitter; Detlef Harms; Matthias Asche; Andreas Flick; Paola Bianchi.


'Glozier and Onnekink have edited a volume of stimulating essays... The book adds to our knowledge of professional soldiers of early modem Europe, specifically those motivated (like Scots Protestants and Irish Roman Catholics) to pursue military careers outside of their native lands... The volume has an array of supporting materials. In addition to an index, footnotes and a comprehensive bibliography there are a few illustrations. ... The book will hopefully serve not only to introduce readers to the impact of Huguenot soldiers (especially officers) on European armies, but will also inspire further research.' Seventeenth-Century News

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