Medieval Military Revolution: State, Society and Military Change in Medieval and Early Modern Europe / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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War was a major engine of modern state-development in the medieval and early modern periods throughout Europe. While the idea of a military revolution - the creation of modern armies and the centralized state - has been traditionally seen as a 17th-century development, more recent scholarship has placed it in the 16th century and before. The contributors to this book offer perspectives on the early modern period.
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The Conqueror's footprints in Domesday Book, J.J. Palmer; towns, mottes and ring-works of the Conquest, Barbara English; alms for the Holy Land - the English Templars and their patrons, 1130-1280, John Walker; knights, esquires and military service - the evidence of the armorial cases before the court of chivalry, Andrew Ayton; town defences in medieval England and Wales, D.M. Palliser; war and peace in the works of Erasmus - a medieval perspective, Peter Heath; Josse Clichtove and the Just War, Howell A. Lloyd; "Wise and experimented" - Sir William Pelham, Elizabethan soldier and landlord, c1560-87, R.W. Ambler; a state dedicated to war? the Dutch republic in the 17th century, J.L. Price.