A discussion of Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (2010) has been broadcast on internet radio on the New Books Network (NBN).
Jay Lockenour recently interviewed me about Warrior Pursuits on New Books in Military History, one of the channels on NBN. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to discuss my book at length with a fellow historian.
The extended 55-minute interview is available on NBN’s New Books in European Studies, New Books in French Studies, and New Books in Military History both as a stream and as a downloadable MP3 file.
The New Books in Military History website presents the interview: “Brian Sandberg‘s Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) significantly revises our understanding of early modern military culture and absolutism. By examining the frequent civil wars of the early seventeenth century in France, Sandberg demonstrates that the French nobility were neither merely resisting the spread of the absolutist state nor sitting idly by while modern economic and military forces swept them into obscurity. Rather, by examining the many local and regional conflicts of the era, Sandberg shows that the French nobles of the era were capable actors in a complex arena dominated by a culture of honor, sophisticated systems of credit, and dangerous civil conflicts.”