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War in the World

A Comparative History, 1450-1600

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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 1450–1600 provides...

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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 1450–1600 provides 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 1450–1600 is designed as a companion volume to Jeremy Black's Beyond the Military Revolution: Warfare in the Seventeenth-Century World.

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Global history is a growing area of research, and lecturers are increasingly looking for new books that help them make global connections in their teaching
Argues against privileging 'the West' in the history of warfare: instead giving students access to an impressive range of starting points for considering war in this period across Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Jeremy Black is a prolific historian with an international reputation in military history

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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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 include The English Seaborne Empire, The Age of Total War, Using History, Naval Power and Beyond the Military Revolution.

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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 include The English Seaborne Empire, The Age of Total War, Using History, Naval Power and Beyond the Military Revolution.

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