Lynn, John A. “The Treatment of
Military Subjects in Diderot’s Encyclopédie.” The Journal of Military History, vol. 65, no. 1, 2001, pp. 131–65. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2677433.
Lynn, in this article, attempts to assess the ways in which the military is depicted in the Encyclopédie, with a focus on land warfare as naval affairs were not covered extensively in the work. After a brief background on the Encyclopédie, Lynn breaks down the military entries and articles, discussing specific subjects and aspects of them such as the authors (specifically Le Blond), political and moral aspects of war and armies, military history, and technology and strategy. Lynn also provides a complete index (nineteen pages) of all the entries in the Encyclopédie on or relating to the military, organized by volume, including the titles, classification from editors, classification from Lynn, author, and length of column in inches.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Military
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