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Agency government in Louis XIV’s France: the military treasurers of the elite forces

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This article shows how there were not merely state officials and private entrepreneurial contractors who undertook the delivery of services for the early modern French state, but also 'agencies' run at arm's length by government ministries. These were not dissimilar in some ways to government agencies in the present day, and I use the smaller military treasurers who paid the elite military units of the French army as an example of this phenomenon. 8000 words.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar, entrepreneurs, and the state in Europe and the Mediterranean, 1300-1800
EditorsJeff Fynn-Paul
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789004271302
ISBN (Print)9789004243644
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Publication series

NameHistory of Warfare
ISSN (Print)1385-7827

    Research areas

  • War, Entrepreneurs, Finances, Armies, France

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