A Military Revolution?

Military Change and European Society 1550–1800

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349113611

Category: Europe

Page: 124

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International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great

A Guide to the Historical Literature

Author: William Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595329926

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Peace of Westphalia (1648), ending the Thirty Years' War, resulted in the rise of the modern European states system. However, dynasticism, power politics, commerce, and religion continued to be the main issues driving International politics and warfare. Dr. William Young examines war and diplomacy during the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great. His study focuses on the later part of the Franco-Spanish War, the Wars of Louis XIV, and the Anglo-Dutch Wars in the West. In addition, the author explores the wars of the Baltic Region and East Europe, including the Thirteen Years' War, Second Northern War, War of the Holy League, and the Great Northern War. The study includes a guide to the historical literature concerning war and diplomacy during this period. It includes bibliographical essays and a valuable annotated bibliography of over six hundred books, monographs, dissertations, theses, journal articles, and essays published in the English language. International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the history of diplomacy, warfare, and Early Modern Europe.
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Noble Strategies in an Early Modern Small State

The Mahuet of Lorraine

Author: Charles T. Lipp

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580463967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Noble Strategies in an Early Modern Small State addresses a subject few other scholars of early modern Europe attempt: the hundreds of small states that made up the overwhelming majority of Europe's political entities before the nineteenth century. Author Charles Lipp studies the elite of the duchy of Lorraine, a territory strategically placed geographically and culturally along the frontiers dividing France and Germany, and a region contested for centuries by the Habsburgs of the Holy Roman Empire and the Valois and Bourbons of the kingdom of France. Rather than focus on either the dukes of Lorraine or the dynasties like the Guise or the Bassompierre, as other studies have done, this volume analyzes a family belonging to the lower nobility, the Mahuet, over several generations from the late-sixteenth through the early-eighteenth centuries. The book explores how this family rose to social prominence during a chaotic period in their homeland's history, a time marked by foreign invasion, military occupation, and an outbreak of the plague, among other trials. Charles Lipp is Assistant Professor of History, University of West Georgia.
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The Military Revolution in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Author: David Eltis

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860643521

Category: History

Page: 182

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Previous writers on military change in the early-modern period have defined a "military revolution" focused on the 17th or even early 18th-centuries. This work suggests that key developments in training, organization, tactics and siege warfare occurred in the 16th century and that, taken together, these innovations constitute a military revolution, changing the face of war. English writers, in their anxiety to spur their compatriots to adopt the new methods, produced some of the most useful manuals of 16th-century Europe. These, together with Italian, Spanish, French and German texts form the main basis of this study, allowing the ideas of contemporaries to be set alongside accounts of actual military conditions in explaining one of the turning points of world military development.
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War in European History, 1494-1660

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612343279

Category: History

Page: 118

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This volume traces Europe's military revolution, beginning with the onset of modern warfare in the 15th century Italian Wars and ending with the restoration of the House of Stuart to the English throne. It provides a complete bibliography for this time.
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Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe

Russia's Turkish Wars in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162380

Category: History

Page: 288

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In terms of resource mobilization and devastation the wars between Russia, the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire were some of the largest of the 18th century, and had enormous consequences for the balance of power in Eastern Europe. Brian Davies examines how these conflicts characterized the course of Russian military development in response to Ottoman and Crimean Tatar threats and to determine under what circumstances and in what ways Russian military power experienced a "revolution" awarding it clear preponderance over the Ottoman-Crimean system. A central part of Davies' argument is that identifying and explaining a Military Revolution must involve examining the role of factors not purely military. One must look not only at new military technology, new force and command structure, new tactical thinking, and new recruitment and military finance practices but also consider the impact of larger demographic, economic, and sociopolitical changes.
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The Cold War 1945-91

Author: Michael L. Dockrill,Michael F. Hopkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137171391

Category: History

Page: 208

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Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.
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Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750

Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780938004

Category: History

Page: 288

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A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.
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The Napoleonic Empire

Author: Geoffrey Ellis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137243376

Category: History

Page: 184

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Was Napoleon the 'heir' of the French Revolution, the great consolidator of its reforms, or did he distort and even abandon its principles? What were the aims and effects of Napoleonic rule in France and in conquered Europe more widely? This second edition of The Napoleonic Empire offers a critical reassessment of these central issues and provides a fresh synthesis of the most important research during the past forty years. Beginning with Napoleon's inheritance, Geoffrey Ellis balances the conflicting evidence for change or continuity over the years from the Revolutionary upheaval to the height of the 'Grand Empire'. The new edition: - covers the administrative, military, social and economic aspects of the subject - redefines the whole impact of Napoleonic imperialism in both the short and longer term - offers more extensive coverage of Napoleon's treatment of the annexed lands and subject states of his Empire, as well as of military conscription, desertion, and the role of the Gendarmerie in the war against brigands and military defaulters - provides an expanded discussion of the institutional legacy of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe With an up-dated and more comprehensive bibliography, this thoroughly revised text is an invaluable guide to Napoleon's Europe and is ideal for specialist and general readers alike.
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War in the Early Modern World

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 185728688X

Category: History

Page: 268

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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