FLUXES, FEVERS AND FIGHTING MEN : WAR AND DISEASE IN ANCIEN REGIME EUROPE 1648-1789
176pp., 30 illus. 2019. This study uncovers how many soldiers sickened and died, generated by the new state-contract armies which displaced the mercenary hordes of the Thirty Years’ War. As plague began to recede from Europe, this study explains what exactly were these `fluxes and fevers’ that remained to afflict European armies in wartime.