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War in the World : A Comparative History, 1450-1600 - Professor Jeremy Black

War in the World

A Comparative History, 1450-1600

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2011
ISBN: 9780230298583
Number Of Pages: 254

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War was a central theme in the world history of the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with military capability and activity central to its states, societies, economies and cultures. War in the World 1450-1600 provides an account of warfare in the period, placing it in global context. It offers a corrective to a narrative that has emphasised European developments and obscured the history of non-European military systems and cultures of war.

Highlighting conflict between non-Western powers, which constituted most of the conflict around the world, as well as giving due attention to warfare between Western and non-Western powers, Black emphasises the breadth and variety of military trajectories and connections. This comparative context also provides a framework for considering the idea of a European-based Military Revolution. A wide-ranging account of world military history in a period of substantial development, the book will be essential reading for those interested in global history and conflict.

War in the World 1450-1600 is designed as a companion volume to Jeremy Black's Beyond the Military Revolution: Warfare in the Seventeenth-Century World.

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"An impressive display of comparative history, coherent and well written, and convincingly argued. It is very likely to be considered a milestone development in the time to come." -- John Thornton, Professor of History, Boston University

Introduction
Conflict 1450-1500
Conflict 1500-1535
Conflict 1535-75
Conflict 1575-1600
Naval Capability and Warfare
The Expansion of Europe 1450-1600
Warfare, Social Contexts and State Development
Conclusions
Postscript
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ISBN: 9780230298583
ISBN-10: 0230298583
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 29th September 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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