The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-Industrial West

The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-Industrial West

by John Landers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199279578

ISBN-13: 9780199279579

Pub. Date: 03/10/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Field and the Forge offers an innovative approach to the pre-industrial history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution. This wide-ranging analysis demonstrates how technology changed the scope of state and empire building, and explores why this scope was realized in the ancient world rather than the medieval

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The Field and the Forge offers an innovative approach to the pre-industrial history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution. This wide-ranging analysis demonstrates how technology changed the scope of state and empire building, and explores why this scope was realized in the ancient world rather than the medieval west. This work not only considers the who and what of history, but provides a clear demonstration of why things happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279579
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Time, Space, and Population
Section I: The Organic Economy and Demographic Space
2. Population Dynamics
3. Production and Technology
4. The Means of Transport
5. Trade and Traffic
Section II: Military Technology
6. Battlefields before Gunpowder
7. Gunpowder Revolution
8. Military Capital
Section III: Force, Power, and Space
9. War and the Organic Economy
10. Power and Space I: Expanding Control
11. Power and Space II: Maintaining Control
Section IV: War, Population, and Resources
12. The Cost of War: Manpower and Resources
13. Population, Production, and Technology
14. The Cost of War: Mortality and Population Loss
15. Spending, Taxing, and Borrowing
16. Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendixes

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