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War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850

The École Royale Militaire

Noble Education, Institutional Innovation, and Royal Charity, 1750-1788

Authors: Guízar, Haroldo

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  • Ex​plores the Paris Ecole Militaire as an institution, arguing for its importance as a school that presented itself as a model for reform 
  • Examines the importance of the school within the movement towards military professionalism as well as state-run secular education
  • Bridges the chasm between histories of education and histories of military reform and brings the two fields into dialogue
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This book explores the Paris Ecole Militaire as an institution, arguing for its importance as a school that presented itself as a model for reform during a key moment in the movement towards military professionalism as well as state-run secular education. The school is distinguished for being an Enlightenment project, one of its founders publishing an article on it in the Encyclopédie in 1755. Its curriculum broke completely with the Latin pedagogy of the dominant Jesuit system, while adapting the legacy of seventeenth-century riding academies. Its status touches on the nature of absolutism, as it was conceived to glorify the Bourbon dynasty in a similar way to the girls’ school at Saint Cyr and the Invalides. It was also a dispensary of royal charity calculated to ally the nobility more closely to royal interests through military service. In the army, its proofs of nobility were the model for the much debated 1781 Ségur decree, often described as a notable cause of the French Revolution.

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Haroldo Guízar is an independent scholar.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Paris Ecole Royale Militaire: An Introduction

    Pages 1-32

    Guízar, Haroldo A.

  • Financing and Administering the Ecole Militaire, 1750–1793: Its Origins, Evolution, and Demise

    Pages 33-78

    Guízar, Haroldo A.

  • Debating the Ecole Militaire: The School as an Institutional Solution to the Predicaments of the Nobility

    Pages 79-120

    Guízar, Haroldo A.

  • The Ecole Militaire’s Curriculum: Its Antecedents and Conception

    Pages 121-167

    Guízar, Haroldo A.

  • Testing Theory at the Ecole Militaire: The Implementation and Modification of Curricular Concepts, 1753–1785

    Pages 169-216

    Guízar, Haroldo A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The École Royale Militaire
Book Subtitle
Noble Education, Institutional Innovation, and Royal Charity, 1750-1788
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45931-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45931-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45930-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 301
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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