MOTIVATION IN WAR: THE EXPERIENCE OF COMMON SOLDIERS IN OLD-REGIME EUROPE

BERKOVICH (I.)

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£25.00

This book fundamentally revises our notion of why soldiers of the eighteenth century enlisted, served and fought. In contrast to traditional views of the brutal conditions supposedly prevailing in old-regime armies, Ilya Berkovich reveals that soldiers did not regard military discipline as illegitimate or unnecessarily cruel, nor did they perceive themselves as submissive military automatons.