European Warfare, 1494-1660

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Jeremy Black
Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 244 pages
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The onset of the Italian Wars in 1494, subsequently seen as the onset of 'modern warfare', provides the starting point for this impressive survey of European Warfare in early modern Europe. Huge developments in the logistics of war combined with exploration and expansion meant interaction with extra-European forms of military might. Jeremy Black looks at technological aspects of war as well social and political developments and effects during this key period of military history. This sharp and compact analysis contextualises European developments and as establishes the global significance of events in Europe.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Cultural social and political contexts
4
A military revolution?
32
European expansion and the global context 14901578
55
European warfare 14941559
69
European warfare 15601617
97
European warfare 161860
129
Naval developments
167
European expansion and the global context 15781660
196
Conclusions
212
Notes
217
Index
235
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Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

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