1st Edition

War In The Early Modern World, 1450-1815

Edited By Jeremy Black Copyright 1998
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents a collection of essays charting the developments in military practice and warfare across the world in the early modern period. It also considers the nature and role of technological change, and the relationship between military developments and state-building.

    Notes on Contributors Preface -- 1 Introduction /Jeremy Black -- 2 Warfare at sea 1450-1815 /Jan Glete -- 3 Warfare in Japan 1467-1600 /Paul Varley -- 4 War and warfare in China 1450—1815 /Peter Lorge -- 5 Warhorse and gunpowder in India c. 1000—1850 /Jos Gommans -- 6 Warfare, slave trading and European influence: Atlantic Africa 1450—1800 /John Thornton -- 7 Ottoman war and warfare 1453—1812 /Virginia Aksan -- 8 European warfare 1450—1815 /Peter Wilson -- 9 War, politics and the conquest of Mexico /Ross Hassig -- 10 European—Native American warfare in North America 1513—1815 /Armstrong Starkey -- Index.


    Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and was formerly Professor at the University of Durham. His 27 books include A military revolution? Military change and European society 1550—1800 (1991), Culloden and the ‘45 (1991), War for America. The fight for independence 1775—1783 (1992), European warfare 1660-1815 (1994), Warfare; renaissance to revolution 1492-1792 (1996), Maps and history (1997) and War and the world 1450-2000 (1998). His five edited books include The origins of war in early modern Europe (1987), and his six coedited volumes include The British navy and the use of naval power in the eighteenth century (1988).