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Black, Jeremy, 1955-
War in the world : a comparative history, 1450-1600 / Jeremy Black
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D214 .B5829 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Military history, Modern
Military history, Medieval
Military art and science -- History -- 15th century
Military art and science -- History -- 16th century
Physical Description x, 254 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "War in the World: 1450-1600 offers an account of late fifteenth and sixteenth-century warfare in a global context. Firstly by looking at conflict between non-Western powers and, secondly, by putting due weight on warfare between Western and non-Western powers, the book provides comparative context for trying to understand a range of global conflicts and their connections in this period. The accent on non-Western powers will provide a context within which to consider the idea of a European-based Military Revolution. The book will explore a variety of military trajectories, introducing students to an impressive breadth of material and ultimately arguing against the privileging of a Western-focused narrative"--Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction -- Conflict, 1450-1500 -- Conflict, 1500-1535 -- Conflict, 1535-1575 -- Conflict, 1575-1600 -- Naval capability and warfare -- The expansion of the West, 1450-1600 -- Warfare, social contexts, and state development -- Conclusions
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