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The People's Armies - Richard Cobb

Yale University Press, 1987, Paperback ..
Condition: Good+. Leans slightly. Light reading creases to the spine. Upper wrap a little curled. Text bright and tight.

First in this edition. From the cover: “The Armées Révolutionnaires (or ‘People’s Armies’) of eighteenth-century France were an instrument of the Reign of Terror. Civilian rather than military armies, they were created to obtain food and military equipment from the reluctant and frequently anti-revolutionary rural populace in order to supply the towns and the soldiers fighting on the frontiers. This classic book by the famed historian Richard Cobb describes the clash between the swaggering, insubordinate sans-culottes and the crafty villagers and in so doing, provides important insights into aspects of the social and administrative history of the French Revolution.
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 776
ISBN: 0300040423
Translator: Marianne Elliott

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