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Les fusiliers de montagne du Roussillon au XVIIIe siècle : des troupes légères roussillonnaises parmi les Roussillonnais

Abstract : The province of Roussillon gave birth in the 17th century to a particular military unit, the Miquelets. This unit changed in light troop corps during wars of Louis XIV, and became under Louis XV the unit of Arquebusiers of Roussillon, then Mountain Riflemen. Badly known for the 18th century and for a long time called bandits and mercenaries by historiography of Roussillon, Mountain Riflemen have been revealed to be soldiers of the Country, living freely among their compatriots in a very organized regiment in the same way as other light troops. Having confidence of King of France, Miquelets served to the protection of Roussillon’s border against desertion and contraband, and support the regular army during the Wars of the Polish Succession in Italy and Corsica, during the War of the Austrian Succession in Italy, then in Menorca during the Seven Years’ War.
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Nicolas l'Hénaff. Les fusiliers de montagne du Roussillon au XVIIIe siècle : des troupes légères roussillonnaises parmi les Roussillonnais. Histoire. 2019. ⟨dumas-02462054⟩

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