Prof Guy Rowlands

Prof Guy Rowlands

Professor of History

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2886
Email
gr30@st-andrews.ac.uk
Location
St Katharine's Lodge
Office hours
MO4912 by appointment, MO3214 Monday 11am to 12pm, MO1007 Tuesday 11am to 12pm

 

Research areas

My principal research interests lie in the history of war; in the emergence of the modern European state in the late 17th and early 18th centuries during an era of intense warfare; and the nature and development of international relations in the period 1598-1792. My primary focus thus far has been upon France, the greatest power of the age, during the personal rule of Louis XIV (1661-1715) and the regency for Louis XV (1715-23): my work has so far looked primarily at the armed forces and the financial systems associated with the French state during this period. I have also been widening the scope of my research to take in the longer time-frame of 1589-1789 while also increasing my geographical range to take in aspects of the history of Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, northern Italy, the Spanish empire and Switzerland.

PhD supervision

  • Michael Fraser
  • Benoit Gaume
  • Andrew Simpson

Selected publications

  • The Fiscal-Military Constitution of Bourbon France in Comparative Perspective

    Rowlands, G. R., 2022, The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State: Contours and Perspectives 1648-1815. Godsey, W. D. & Mat'a, P. (eds.). Oxford: OUP/British Academy, Vol. 247. p. 60-84 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • The capitalisation of foreign mercenaries in Louis XIV’s France

    Rowlands, G. R., 1 Dec 2021, Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / The capitalisation of war : Kriegsunternehmer im Spätmittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit / Military entrepreneurs in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period. Meinhardt, M. & Meumann, M. (eds.). Münster: Lit-Verlag, p. 119-132 14 p. (Herrschaft und soziale Systeme in der Frühen Neuzeit; vol. 13).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Keep right on to the end of the road: the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession

    Rowlands, G. R., 1 Feb 2018, The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives. Schaich, M. & Pohlig, M. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, (Studies of the German Historical Institute London).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Life after death in foreign lands: Louis XIV and Anglo-American historians

    Rowlands, G. R., 22 Jun 2018, Penser l'après Louis XIV. Histoire, mémoires, représentations (1715-2015). Externbrink, S. & Levillain, C-E. (eds.). Paris: Honoré Champion, p. 179-210 (Dix-Huitième Siècle).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Royal finances in the Third Reign of Louis XIV

    Rowlands, G. R., 1 Dec 2016, The Third Reign of Louis XIV, c.1682-1715. Prest, J. & Rowlands, G. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 38-52 15 p. (Politics and Culture in Europe, 1650-1750).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The third reign of Louis XIV, c. 1682-1715

    Prest, J. T. (ed.) & Rowlands, G. R. (ed.), 1 Dec 2016, London; New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 224 p. (Politics and culture in Europe, 1650-1750)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Géostrategie et poids de guerre à la fin du règne de Louis XIV

    Rowlands, G. R., 2015, Combattre et gouverner. Dynamiques de l’histoire militaire de l’époque moderne (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles. Fonck, B. & Genet-Rouffiac, N. (eds.). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, p. 261-266 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Les armées de Louis XIV comme sociétés de cour

    Rowlands, G. R., Jun 2015, Combattre et gouverner: Dynamiques de l’histoire militaire de l’époque moderne (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles). Fonck, B. & Genet-Rouffiac, N. (eds.). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, p. 281-296 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Agency government in Louis XIV’s France: the military treasurers of the elite forces

    Rowlands, G., 1 May 2014, War, entrepreneurs, and the state in Europe and the Mediterranean, 1300-1800. Fynn-Paul, J. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, p. 215-234 20 p. (History of warfare; vol. 97).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Dangerous and dishonest men: the international bankers of Louis XIV's France

    Rowlands, G., 19 Nov 2014, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 265 p. (Palgrave studies in the history of finance)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

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