European Warfare, 1660-1815: 1660-1815 (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 1994 - 276 pages
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Contents

European warfare and its global context
2
Weaponry and tactics
38
Decisiveness
67
Warfare 16601721
87
Warfare 172163
119
Warfare 176391
148
Warfare in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic age 17921815
168
Social and political context
210
Conclusions
234
Notes
239
Select bibliography
265
Index
271
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Page 23 - ... Southeast Asians newly introduced to the whole firearms technology, the fearsome consequences of an improperly charged cannon made them wary. Southeast Asians continued to maintain their own gunpowder mills, but they preferred to purchase their gunpowder from Europeans. Thus, by the eighteenth century, Southeast Asians had abandoned the attempt to keep pace with new developments in the production of both firearms and gunpowder, and came to rely increasingly on supplies provided by the Europeans....

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