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
Tuesday 4 to 5 MO1007 Tuesday 10 to 11 MO3214

 

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

  • Christopher Davis
  • Michael Fraser
  • Benoit Gaume

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., 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/Berlin: 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, 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. 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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