European Warfare, 1350-1750 by Frank Tallett, D. J. B. Trim

By Frank Tallett, D. J. B. Trim

The interval 1350-1750 observed significant advancements in eu struggle, which not just had a big impact at the approach wars have been fought, but in addition are serious to long-standing controversies approximately kingdom improvement, the worldwide ascendancy of the West, and the character of 'military revolutions' earlier and current. notwithstanding, the army heritage of this era is mostly written from both medieval or early-modern, and both Western or jap eu, views. those chronological and geographical limits have produced colossal confusion approximately how the behavior of battle replaced. The essays during this e-book offer a finished evaluation of land and sea conflict throughout Europe all through this era of momentous political, spiritual, technological, highbrow and army switch. Written by means of prime specialists of their fields, they not just summarise present scholarship, but in addition current new findings and new rules, casting new gentle at the artwork of struggle, the increase of the country, and ecu growth.

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A military treatise written by the Englishman Robert Barret in 1598 is constructed as a dialogue between a country gentleman and a veteran of the Eighty Years’ War; in it the former asks whether there is any need for ‘great change’ in the armament of English soldiers, whose ancestors had won wars with bows and bills. The experienced soldier simply replies: ‘Then was then, and now is now. ’2 As this implies, developments in technology (the introduction of gunpowder) were an important part of the reason for change; however, as chapters in this volume show, incremental improvements in metallurgy, as well as in weapon design and in production techniques, were at least as important as the application of gunpowder to missile technology in stimulating changes to the conduct and organisation of war.

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Black, European Warfare 1660–1815, 3 and European Warfare 1494–1660, 1–3, 51–3, 213–14; Wills, ‘Maritime Asia’, 89–90, 93–4, 105. 11 Kennedy, Great Powers. 10 10 Frank Tallett and D. J. B. Trim finance, logistics, and recruiting from the state ­perspective; however, these issues also need to be addressed from the perspective of military organisation. Thus, Chapters 3 to 6 deal with how recruits and supplies were obtained by regimes. How they were processed and organised by militaries is the specific concern of Chapters 7 and 8 (and is considered in several other chapters).

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