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Warfare in Early Modern Europe 1450–1660

1st Edition

Edited by Paul E.J. Hammer


508 pages

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The early modern period saw gunpowder weapons reach maturity and become a central feature of European warfare, on land and at sea. This exciting collection of essays brings together a distinguished and varied selection of modern scholarship on the transformation of war”often described as a ’military revolution’”during the period between 1450 and 1660.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series preface; Introduction; The 'military revolution', 1560-1660 - a myth?, Geoffrey Parker; The military revolutions of the Hundred Years War, Clifford J. Rogers; 'Of nimble service': technology, equestrianism and the cavalry arm of early modern European armies, Gervase Phillips; The cannon conquest of Nasrid Spain and the end of the Reconquista, Weston F. Cook Jr; Sword and spade: military construction in renaissance Italy, Simon Pepper; The utility of fortifications in early modern Europe: Italian princes and their citadels, David Parrott; The international mercenary market in the 16th century: Anglo-French competition in Germany, David Potter; 'Doctors of the military discipline': technical expertise and the paradigm of the Spanish soldier in the early modern period, Fernando González de Leon; Mutiny and discontent in the Spanish army of Flanders 1572-1607, Geoffrey Parker; Middle-class society and the rise of military professionalism: the Dutch army, 1589-1609, M.D. Feld; The militarization of the Elizabethan state, John S. Nolan; Ottoman artillery and European military technology in the 15th and 17th centuries, Gábor Ágoston; Early-modern colonial warfare and the campaign of Alcazarquivir, 1578, David Trim; The Dreadnought revolution of Tudor England, Geoffrey Parker; So why were the Aztecs conquered, and what were the wider implications? Testing military superiority as a cause of Europe's pre-industrial colonial conquests, George Raudzens; Strategy and tactics in the Thirty Years' War: the 'military revolution', David A. Parrott; The socio-economic relations of warfare and the military mortality crises of the Thirty Years' War, Quentin Outram; IName index.

About the Editor

Paul E.J. Hammer has published extensively on Elizabethan politics and political culture, as well as on Tudor England and the waging of war. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St Andrews.

About the Series

The International Library of Essays on Military History

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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General