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Tozzi, Christopher J.

Nationalizing France's Army

Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831 Christopher J. Tozzi

Before the French Revolution, tens of thousands of foreigners served in France’s army. They included troops from not only all parts of Europe but also places as far away as Madagascar, West Africa, and New York City. Beginning in 1789, the French revolutionaries, driven by a new political ideology... More