This book brings together, for the first time, the classic articles that began and have shaped the debate about the Military Revolution in early modern Europe, adding important new essays by eminent historians of early modern Europe to further this important scholarly interchange.
History and Warfare -- Preface -- Credits -- The Military Revolution in History and Historiography -- Paradigms -- The Military Revolution, 1560-1660 -- The ‘Military Revolution, 1560-1660—A Myth? -- The Military Revolutions of the Hundred Years War -- A Military Revolution? A1660-1792 Perspective -- Aspects -- Recalculating French Army Growth During the Grand Siede, 1610-1715 -- The Military Revolution and the Professionalisation of the French Army Under the Ancien Régime -- The trace italienne and the Growth of Armies: The French Case -- Fortifications and the Military Revolution: The Gonzaga Experience, 1530-1630 -- Strategy and Tactics in the Thirty Years’ War: The ‘Military Revolution -- Tactics or Politics? “The Military Revolution ‘ and the Hapsburg Hegemony, 1525-1648 -- “Money, Money, and Yet More Money!” Finance, the Fiscal-State, and the Military Revolution: Spain 1500-1650 -- The Military Revolution: Origins and First Tests Abroad -- Rejoinder -- In Defense of The Military Revolution -- About the Book and Editor -- About the Contributors