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Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)
     

Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

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by Thomas Arnold
 

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ISBN-10: 0060891955

ISBN-13: 2900060891953

Pub. Date: 05/02/2006

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The Renaissance at War

Toward the end of the fifteenth century, modern artillery and portable firearms became the signature weapons of European armies, radically altering the nature of warfare. The new arms transformed society, too, as cities were built and rebuilt to limit the effects of bombardment by cannon. This book follows these

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The Renaissance at War

Toward the end of the fifteenth century, modern artillery and portable firearms became the signature weapons of European armies, radically altering the nature of warfare. The new arms transformed society, too, as cities were built and rebuilt to limit the effects of bombardment by cannon. This book follows these far-reaching changes in comprehensive and fascinating detail and demonstrates how the innovations of the Renaissance paved the way to further changes in warfare.

  • An in-depth technical look at the weaponry of the age and the tactical drills that honed the skills of Renaissance soldiers

  • The epic wars abroad between Western Christians and the Muslim Turks Civil strife at home between despotic rulers and rebellious forces

  • Kingly duels that play out on an international stage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060891953
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Series:
Smithsonian History of Warfare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240

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Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Panoply More than 1 year ago
This is a small and short book with a great many illustrations and maps. It provides a condensed survey of it's topic. For what it is, it is great. I got it a bit by mistake. My sister asked what gift I would like and I hastily chose this one for her to order (we were at my b-day party already!! God bless my family, our memories for things like tht is awful). I kept it, though I was after something more dense, and have been glad I did since. More than once I have reread parts of it to help keep the information fresh in my mind, info gained from this book and other, more dense, books on the subject. Recommended, but know it's a survey.