The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1996 - History - 192 pages
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The three centuries following the discovery of the New World was a period of unprecedented global expansion, spearheaded by the lusty armies of the imperial European powers. This volume of The Cambridge Illustrated Atlases of Warfare is a lively and elaborately illustrated study of warfare during the early modern period, ranging from the European Renaissance to the American Revolution. Unique color maps and authoritative text illuminate the major military and naval developments that characterized the period. Feature boxes describe key events, important military confrontations, individual tacticians, battle strategies and weapons. Throughout, the author pays particular attention to the effects of European military expansion on the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean. This comprehensive and accessible book about a fascinating and important period will appeal to war buffs and historians alike.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
IV WARFARE IN EUROPE 16801740
93
World military power 15001600 10 The Great Northern War 17001721
109
Ottoman expansion to 1566 24 The War of the Austrian Succession
118
The apogee of Mughal India 16051707 37 Prussia at war 17781787
130
WARFARE IN EUROPE 14901600 46 China and Southeast Asia
138
AngloCeltic warfare 15131603 53 Warfare in Africa
144
The struggle for the Baltic I 15001595 59 The AngloBourbon struggle 17391763
150
WARFARE IN EUROPE 16001680 64
164
European naval conflict 86 Index
178
Louis XIVs wars I 16721679 89 Picture acknowledgements
192
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