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Twiling Of Mil. Trad. Co-Pub E - Gregory Hanlon

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Gregory Hanlon's pathbreaking study places the activity of Italian military nobles in the wider context of European wars and charts their participation in regional affairs. Prominent in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire and committed to quelling the Protestant Reformation in France and the Netherlands, the Italian army began a noticeable decline around the time of the Thirty Years' War. Spain and Austria were unable to employ many Italian soldiers during the war, and France was not inclined to seek their services. As a consequence, the military institutions that existed in each of the Italian courts gradually waned, and Italian elites turned instead to other pursuits in the Church and in government bureaucracy. Alive to methodological issues and sensitive to the multifaceted nature of war, the author provides both an invaluable account of an overlooked Italian legacy and an important investigation into an uncharted realm of military history, shedding new light on the politics, society, and culture of power in the early modern period. In addition, The Twilight of a Military Tradition gives us a much-neglected Italian dimension to the political and military history of Europe from the sixteenth to the Eighteenth centuries.

List of figures
Introductionp. 1
Knights and corsairs in the Mediterraneanp. 9
Originality of Mediterranean warfarep. 9
The clash of great fleetsp. 15
Corsairs and maritime raidingp. 26
Italy in the age of Habsburg hegemony, 1560-1620p. 47
The Spanish system in Italyp. 47
Wars of religion in Flanders and Francep. 69
Crusade in Hungary against Islamp. 81
First challenge: the Venetian-Piedmontese alliancep. 87
The Forty Years War, 1618-59p. 93
The German civil warp. 93
The resumption of the Netherlands Warp. 100
The war in Italy and its impactp. 106
The Castro War, 1642-9p. 134
The Venetian epic, 1600-1718p. 143
The military potential of the aristocratic republicp. 143
The Candia War, 1645-70p. 149
The Morea War, 1684-99p. 164
The end of empirep. 172
The Spanish crisis and the rise of Austria, 1660-1710p. 179
Spanish exhaustion after 1660p. 179
Austrian horizons expandingp. 202
Profiles and careersp. 221
Lessons from the encyclopediasp. 221
Military officers and military 'enterprisers'p. 241
Honour and reputationp. 261
The pursuit of noble causesp. 268
The Piedmontese exceptionp. 275
The development of the Piedmontese military statep. 275
The great wars and Piedmontese survival, 1690-1748p. 285
Inside the Piedmontese armyp. 297
The Great Powers and Italian demilitarization, 1700-1814p. 303
The Italian military low-pressure zonep. 303
Minor states rearmp. 313
The Neapolitan military experimentp. 322
Bonaparte and the new Italian armyp. 326
The military imaginationp. 329
Applied Ariostop. 329
Towards a disciplinary society?p. 342
Conclusion: a project for researchp. 356
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780841913882
ISBN-10: 0841913889
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 371
Published: 1st June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1