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History of Warfare: Warfare in the Seventeenth Century
     

History of Warfare: Warfare in the Seventeenth Century

by John Childs, John Keegan (Editor)
 

During the 17th century, technological evolutions in fortifications and arms meant that wars grew longer, armies larger, and military formations more disciplined. Yet, militias remained primarily mercenary; although armaments developed from the pike to the socket bayonet and uniforms began to appear, professionalism remained low. From the multifaceted conflicts of

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During the 17th century, technological evolutions in fortifications and arms meant that wars grew longer, armies larger, and military formations more disciplined. Yet, militias remained primarily mercenary; although armaments developed from the pike to the socket bayonet and uniforms began to appear, professionalism remained low. From the multifaceted conflicts of the Thirty Years' War to the campaigns of Louis XIV, a richly detailed picture emerges of military life and structure in the 1600s—its conflicts and conduct, the rise of a standing army, the difficulties posed by reliance on paid soldiers, the changing weaponry, the politics overseeing it all, and the relentless world shift from ancient to modern. A Selection of History Book Club.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304352890
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
History of Warfare Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.97(d)

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