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Beyond the Military Revolution : War in the Seventeenth Century World - Professor Jeremy Black

Beyond the Military Revolution

War in the Seventeenth Century World

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2011
ISBN: 9780230251557
Number Of Pages: 248

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The seventeenth century has long been seen as a period of 'crisis' or transition from the pre-modern to the modern world. This book offers a chance to explore this crisis from the perspective of war and military institutions in a way that should appeal to those doing global history.

By placing 17th century warfare in a global context, Black challenges conventional chronologies and permits a reappraisal of the debate over what has been seen as the Military Revolution of the early-modern period. The book discusses war with regard to strategic cultures, assesses military capability in terms of tasks and challenges faced and attaches styles of warfare to their social and political contexts. Genuinely global in range, this up-to-date and wide-ranging account provides fresh historiographical insights into this crucial period in world history.

Industry Reviews

'This book mounts a heavy challenge to the Military Revolution hypothesis, as it has been traditionally stated, and it does so with clarity, accessibility and an intimidating breadth of knowledge.' - The English Historical Review 'He does what no other scholar I know of can do in presenting the full range of global military history.' Peter Lorge, Vanderbilt University, USA 'Jeremy Black has provided a concise statement of where we are as well as a very useful call for military historians, and not just those working on the seventeenth century, to engage with others to better understand the role of warfare and its relative significance compared to other imperatives in different societies.' - Richard Harding, University of Westminster, European Review of History

Introduction
Sixteenth-Century Background
Conflict, 1590-1615
Conflict, 1616-1650
Conflict, 1650-1683
The Expansion of Europe
Conflict 1683-1707
Naval Capability and Warfare
Warfare, Social Contexts and State Development
Conclusions: Beyond the Military Revolution?
Selected Further Reading
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ISBN: 9780230251557
ISBN-10: 0230251552
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st April 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.2  x 6.99
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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