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Military administration
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1. Definition

The tasks of military administration include the formation, arming, and supply of armed forces. These tasks were fulfilled in a range of different ways in the early modern period. Fundamental distinctions in this period were those between a military administration dominated by private enterprise and one bound to a state, and between one that was non-institutionalized and limited in time and o…

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Kapser, Cordula, “Military administration”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024101>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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