woensdag 28 april 2010

Huguenot Soldiers

Moet zelf zeggen, ik vond het boek wel goed te lezen, maar blijkbaar denken anderen daar anders over.

Personally, I found this book a good read, but here's Gwynn's review.

Jstor/The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688: The Lions of Judah by Matthew Glozier
Source: Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring,
2004), pp. 130-132
Published by: The North American Conference on British Studies

The uneven quality of the work is a reflection of the sources used, which are fully presented in sixty pages of footnotes and bibliography. While the use of Dutch Commission Books and archival material to establish the role of the large number of Huguenot officers in the Dutch Republic in the years immediately before 1688 is emphasized (p. 3), there is no examination of their strengths and weaknesses as sources, and the bibliography is confined to printed works. The secondary sources used range from serious historians to popular
132 Albion writers, with little attempt to alert the reader to their comparative reliability. This book therefore discusses a worthwhile and neglected subject, but needs to be used with caution.

Napier, New Zealand ROBIN D. GwYNN

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Een goede aanvulling op dit boek is 'War, Religion and Service. Huguenot soldiering 1685 - 1713'. Samengesteld door Glozier in samenwerking met David Onnekink. Het boek bestaat uit essays. Op Google books is een limited preview beschikbaar.


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