In the conclusion to motivation in war a case is made for an essential continuity in the experiences and motivations of soldiers serving in old regime revolutionary and subsequently napoleonic armies p 230 this argument has some merit and is built up consistently throughout. It begins with the war of the spanish succession and ends in 1789 for old regime france and 1806 for the rest of europe the latter date is chosen to correspond with the crushing defeat of prussia whose army is considered as the embodiment of old regime warfare. Utilising research on military psychology and combat theory and employing the letters diaries and memoirs of around 250 private soldiers and non commissioned officers from over a dozen different european armies motivation in war transforms our understanding of life of the common soldier in early modern europe provided by publisher. All military history that studies a common soldier is a collection of anecdotes rather than a true academic study this is what you will find here too disconnected fragments from diaries letters and memoirs that show old regime armies in a better light than traditional accounts. This item motivation in war the experience of common soldiers in old regime europe by ilya berkovich paperback 2069 only 11 left in stock more on the way sent from and sold by amazon
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