Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750: Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships by Kaushik RoyMilitary Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750: Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships by Kaushik Roy

Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750: Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships

byKaushik Roy

Paperback | November 19, 2015

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A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.
Kaushik Roy is Guru Nanak Professor in History at Jadavpur University, India and Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway.
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Title:Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750: Cavalry, Guns, Government and ShipsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 19, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. The Culture of Warfare in Asia before 1500 2. Battles and Campaigns of the Asian Armies and Gunpowder Technology: 1500-1750 3. Siege Warfare and Siege Artillery in Asia 4. Naval Warfare by the Asian States 5. Military Systems and Societies of Asia Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index

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Given the size of the topic - and I can think of no comparable work of such ambition - this is, as the author, readily admits a "work of synthesis" but it is a very impressive one that is built on a staggering array of secondary materials ... Roy has done a great service to the field by surveying the military landscape across early modern Asia and Military Transition in Early Modern Asia makes an important contribution to the debate over the global dimensions of the Military Revolution.