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By Christopher Storrs

This e-book offers with the an important courting among conflict and country formation in early smooth Europe. via his participation within the 9 Years struggle (1688-97) and the struggle of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, bought a name for unequalled "Machiavellian" international relations at the foreign degree. This e-book places that international relations in context, and considers how the duke raised males and funds (at domestic and abroad), the executive alterations compelled via warfare, the ensuing household pressures, and the way those have been handled.

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