Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

Military Revolution Debate: Readings on the Military Transformation of Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

by Clifford J Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813320542

ISBN-13: 9780813320540

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Westview Press


The debate about the “Military Revolution” has been one of the most controversial and exciting areas of discussion and research in the fields of early modern European history and military history. Scholars have long sought to explain the massive changes in European military techniques and technologies that took place between the end of the Middle Ages…  See more details below

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The debate about the “Military Revolution” has been one of the most controversial and exciting areas of discussion and research in the fields of early modern European history and military history. Scholars have long sought to explain the massive changes in European military techniques and technologies that took place between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the industrial age—changes that transformed the armies and navies of the West into the most powerful war-making entities the world had ever known.Historians have disagreed about and vigorously debated the importance of these changes for European politics, for the process of state formation, for the rise of the West, and for warfare itself. This book brings together, for the first time, the classic articles that began and have shaped this debate, adding important new essays by eminent historians of early modern Europe to further this important scholarly interchange. The contributors consider topics ranging from the battlefield to the gunmaker’s workshop, from England to India, and from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The Military Revolution Debate will be required reading for anyone interested in what is undoubtedly one of the hottest areas in military history today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813320540
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
History and Warfare Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface1
List of Credits
The Military Revolution in History and Historiography
Paradigms
1The Military Revolution, 1560-166013
2The 'Military Revolution, 1560-1660' - A Myth?37
3The Military Revolutions of the Hundred Years War55
4A Military Revolution? A 1660-1792 Perspective95
Aspects
5Recalculating French Army Growth During the Grand Siecle, 1610-1715117
6The Military Revolution and the Professionalisation of the French Army Under the Ancien Regime149
7The trace italienne and the Growth of Armies: The French Case169
8Fortifications and the Military Revolution: The Gonzaga Experience, 1530-1630201
9Strategy and Tactics in the Thirty Years' War: The 'Military Revolution'227
10Tactics or Politics? "The Military Revolution" and the Hapsburg Hegemony, 1525-1648253
11"Money, Money, and Yet More Money!" Finance, the Fiscal-State, and the Military Revolution: Spain 1500-1650273
12The Military Revolution: Origins and First Tests Abroad299
Rejoinder
13In Defense of The Military Revolution337
About the Book and Editor367
About the Contributors369
Index371

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