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

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

byJeremy Black

Hardcover | September 29, 2011

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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 1450-1600provides 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 1450-1600is designed as a companion volume to Jeremy Black'sBeyond the Military Revolution: Warfare in the Seventeenth-Century World.
JEREMY BLACK is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is a leading authority on early modern British and continental European history, with special interest in international relations, military history, the press, and historical atlases. His recent publications includeThe English Seaborne Empire,The Age of Total War,...
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Title:War in the World: A Comparative History, 1450-1600Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230298583

ISBN - 13:9780230298583

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Table of Contents

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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"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