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War and Conflict in the Early Modern World: 1500-1700

By: Brian Sandberg


Description

In this latest addition to the War & Conflict Through the Ages series, Brian Sandberg offers a truly global examination of the intersections between war, culture, and society in the early modern period. He traces the innovative military technologies and practices that emerged around 1500, exploring the different forms of warfare including dynastic war, religious warfare, raiding warfare, and peasant revolt  that shaped conflicts during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He explains how significant social, economic, and political developments transformed warfare on land and at sea at a time of global imperialism and growing mercantilism, forcing states and military systems to respond to rapidly changing situations.  

Engaging and insightful, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World will appeal to scholars and students of world history, the early modern period, and those interested in the broader relationship between war and society.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745646022
ISBN10
0745646026
Publication Dates ROW:
May 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
May 2016


Format
237 x 163 mm
9.30 x 6.40 in
Pages
304 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745646039
ISBN10
0745646034
Publication Dates ROW:
May 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
May 2016



Format
229 x 153 mm
9.00 x 6.00 in
Pages
284 pages
Wiley E-Text
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781509503032
ISBN10
150950303X
Publication Dates ROW:
Jul 2016
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jul 2016


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
284 pages

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Reviews

“As much a world history as a military history, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World provides a deeply contextualized survey of military history. It accurately highlights the many different varieties of military force in play during this era and shows how intercultural interactions and connections transformed the nature of war. War and Conflict is particularly good in that it incorporates the many global spiritual crises of the era, as well as new research on the effects of climate in creating world wide pressures for conflict.”
Wayne E. Lee, University of North Carolina

"By studying early modern war and conflict on a global scale, Brian Sandberg not only reveals his incredible erudition, but also provides valuable insights into the role war played in the shaping of states and societies, and the emergence of a new world system."
Hervé Drévillon, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne

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Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Innovative Warfare, 1450s-1520s
  • Chapter 2: Maritime Conflict and Colonial Expansion, 1490s-1530s
  • Chapter 3: Schism and Social Conflict, 1510s-1560s
  • Chapter 4: Dynastic War and State Development, 1520s-1580s
  • Chapter 5: Noble Violence, 1520s-1620s
  • Chapter 6: Sectarian Violence and Religious Warfare, 1560s-1640s
  • Chapter 7: Raiding Warfare, 1580s-1640s
  • Chapter 8: Peasant Revolt and Rural Conflict, 1590s-1650s
  • Chapter 9: Ethnic Conflict, 1620s-1660s
  • Chapter 10: Rebellion and Civil Warfare, 1630s-1660s
  • Chapter 11: Mercantile War, 1630s-1690s
  • Chapter 12: Territorial War, 1660s-1700s
  • Conclusion: c. 1700
  • Notes

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Author Information

Brian Sandberg is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University

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