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- ISBN: 9780415275323 | 0415275326
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 8/30/2002
The Italian Wars in 1494, subsequently seen as the onset of 'modern warfare', provides the starting point for this impressive survey of European Warfare in early modern Europe. Huge developments in the logistics of war combined with exploration and expansion meant interaction with extra-European forms of military might. Jeremy Black looks at technological aspects of war as well social and political developments and effects during this key period of military history. This sharp and compact analysis contextualizes European developments as well as establishing the global significance of events in Europe. Jeremy Black departs from recent works on military history in giving due weight to the operational character and military dynamic of war. This volume, handling a long chronological period with a broad geographical range, not only offers an excellent summary of early-modern European warfare, but is a thought-provoking survey that will interest anyone studying this period of military history.