Devotional Book for French Soldiers
Heures et instructions chretiennes a l'usage des troupes de France.
Lyon: Aimé de La Roche, 1758.
Standard books of personal devotion of this period often included a paschal calendar, daily prayers, and instruction on Christian doctrine and the sacraments. This specialized book for French troops includes such typical content but also addresses the concerns of the military and includes prayers for the corps and their commanders as well as prayers for use before combat. The book exhorts readers to behave well and avoid sin but also to fulfill their obligations as soldiers.