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Early Modern Military History, 1450-1815

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Key military developments occurred in the Early Modern period, during which armies evolved from troops of medieval knights to Napoleon's mass levies. Firearms impelled change, necessitating new battlefield tactics and fundamentally altering siege and naval warfare. The size and cost of military forces expanded enormously, and new standing armies underpinned the growing absolutist power of princes. Academic experts from both sides of the Atlantic review these developments, discussing the medieval legacy, Spain, the Ottoman Turks, the Thirty Years War, Prussia, the ancien régime and the Napoleonic Wars, together with sea power, the American Revolution and warfare outside the West.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)


'a splendid addition to the pedagogical literature in early modern European history.' - Professor John Gagliardo, Boston University

Editors and Affiliations

  • St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK

    Geoff Mortimer

About the editor

JEREMY BLACK Professor of History, University of Exeter, UK FRANCIS D. COGLIANO Senior Lecturer in American History, University of Edinburgh, UK ALAN FORREST Professor of Modern History, University of York, UK JAN GLETE Professor History, Stockholm University, Sweden FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ DE LÉON Associate Professor of History, Springfield College Massachusets, USA RICHARD HARDING Principal Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK RHOADS MURPHEY Reader in Ottoman Studies at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, UK CLIFFORD J. ROGERS Associate Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, USA DENNIS E. SHOWALTER Professor of History, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA PETER H. WILSON Professor of Early Modern History, University of Sunderland, UK

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Early Modern Military History, 1450-1815

  • Editors: Geoff Mortimer

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave History Collection, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4039-0696-0Due: 25 June 2004

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4039-0697-7Published: 22 June 2004

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-230-52398-2Published: 25 June 2004

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 228

  • Topics: European History, History of Military

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